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Advisory: Linux - HPE Mellanox RoCE User Space Library RPMs Are Known to Conflict with OpenMPI RPMs from the Linux Distribution


Document ID: c05332913

Version: 3

Advisory: HPE ProLiant Gen9 Servers - Server May Not Boot Into the Operating System Installed on the Drive in Bay 1 if Using a Smart Array Controller in HBA Mode with Legacy BIOS
NOTICE: The information in this document, including products and software versions, is current as of the Release Date. This document is subject to change without notice.

Release Date: 2016-11-14

Last Updated: 2017-08-24


When using an HPE Smart Array Controller, certain HPE ProLiant Gen9 servers with an HPE 8-bay SFF backplane installed may fail to boot into the Operating System (OS) installed on the drive in Bay 1 if the HPE Smart Array controller is running in Host Bus Adapter (HBA) mode and the System BIOS is set to Legacy mode.

This is normally the expected bay to use in this HBA and Legacy configuration, but some backplanes route the device index for each bay differently, preventing the OS from being discovered.


Any HPE Smart Array Gen9 controller running in HBA mode and configured in an HPE ProLiant Gen9 server set up in Legacy mode and with an HPE 8-bay SFF backplane installed.


To prevent or resolve this issue, use the Bay 4 for the installation of the operating system instead of Bay 0 or Bay 1. Once the OS is installed to the drive in Bay 1, the drive can be moved to Bay 4 if the OS does not boot.

Refer to the respective server guide available at for more details on installing the operating system from a different bay.

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Hardware Platforms Affected: HPE ProLiant ML30 Gen9 Server, HPE InfiniBand EDR/Ethernet 100Gb 1-port 840QSFP28 Adapter, HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 640FLR-SFP28 Adapter, HPE Ethernet 10/25Gb 2-port 640SFP28 Adapter, HPE ProLiant XL270d Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant SL230s Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant SL250s Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant SL270s Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant ML350p Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant ML310e Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant ML350e Gen8 Server, HP Infiniband QDR/Ethernet 10Gb 2P 544i Adapter, HPE ProLiant ML310e Gen8 v2 Server, HPE ProLiant MicroServer Gen8, HPE ProLiant SL210t Gen8 Server, HPE ProLiant SL270s Gen8 SE Server, HPE ProLiant ML350e Gen8 v2 Server, HPE ProLiant XL220a Gen8 v2 Server, HPE ProLiant XL730f Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL180 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant BL460c Gen9 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL230a Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL250a Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL388 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL740f Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL750f Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL120 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant ML150 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL60 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant DL80 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant ML110 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL170r Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL190r Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant WS460c Gen9 Graphics Server Blade, HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 546SFP+ Adapter, HPE Ethernet 10Gb 2-port 546FLR-SFP+ Adapter, HPE ProLiant DL580 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant BL660c Gen9 Server Blade, HPE ProLiant DL560 Gen9 Server, HPE Apollo 4200 Gen9 Server, HPE ProLiant XL450 Gen9 Server
Operating Systems Affected: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86), Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (x86-64)
Software Affected: Not Applicable
Support Communication Cross Reference ID: IA05332913
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