Compaq Integrated SMART Array Controller

Patrick fedora-list at
Wed Dec 6 16:59:45 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-12-06 at 07:00 -0700, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> I have a lab in my office at my job where we are working to load FC6 on
> a series of older Compaq DL380 servers. Each of them has the old Compaq
> Integrated SMART array controller. This is a different controller from
> the SMART Array Controller I'm familiar with.
> Bottom Line, FC6 (as did FC5) is simply not seeing this controller at
> all. Does anyone have the secret incantation to make these run?
> I know these servers actually belong in a museum, but it's all we have
> at the moment. We don't want to invest any real $$ in them either
> because they really do belong in a museum and we're holding our funds
> for newer equipment.
> If not, I guess there's always EBay...

If all else fails maybe you can try RHEL or CentOS. If the DL380 is not
supported out of the box on either distro (the DL380G4 is afaik) then
search for the SCSI controller driver on the RH website and make a
driver disk.


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