Hello, i have her a couple of server (HP DL380 G5) with an SmartArray P400 Raid-controller. This controller is not supported(by RH) anymore by the current hpsa-driver which is be the replacment vor the older cciss-driver in rh7, centos 6.5 works fine. Hp 2000 Laptop Drivers Windows 7 Free Download on this page. So the question is, is it possible to bring the cciss-driver in the plus-kernel? If not, what would the best way to use this driver, and keep it current with the kernel-upgrades(also generate an images for install on the server, pxe-boot prefered) regards Ingo.
NOTE: The hpsa driver is a SCSI driver, while the cciss driver is a block driver. This means that logical drives which would be presented with devices nodes like '/dev/cciss/c0d0', etc. Will now be presented as '/dev/sda', etc.
Be careful with using CentOS 7 and RAID controllers that are supported by cciss module. I also used 'hpsa_simple_mode=1' and 'hpsa_allow_any=1' module parameters for customer server I had to install - DL 360 G5 with P400i. I even installed 'hpacucli' from HPs 'MCP' repository for CentOS 6 to query physical and logical drive status. To this point all was fine, but I could not use other tools from MCP repository (snmp agents and System Management) due to unresolvable dependencies (it's was CentOS 6 repository after all). HOWEVER, what I wanted to actually say is BE CAREFUL. Epson Stylus Photo Tx800fw Firmware Update there. Canon Ir3300 Printer Hard Disk Software on this page.
HP recently published MCP repository for CentOS 7 and I was glad that before finishing my work, I will be able to also install HP tools for appropriate OS version. Cobra 2.5hp Air Compressor Manual. But, 'hpacucli' was not there any more, there is 'hpssacli' using which You apparently can screw up logical drives. 'hpssacli' (apparently) led the HW to fail one of physical disks every time I queried controller/logical disk/physical disk states. I can't provide any more details as I didn't bother debugging this any further and just installed CentOS 6 (support until 2020 is more than enough for this server).
Maybe for others this will work fine because besides unsupported OS version on this server there were another key component, that might have lead to this problem - non-HP disk drives (ie. Drives with non HP firmware).