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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x - B140i Raid Controller Driver Update disk (dd) Creation

Title: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x - B140i Raid Controller Driver Update disk (dd) Creation
Object Name: mmr_kc-0135766
Document Type: Support Information
Original owner: TS Global Labs
Disclosure level: Public
Version state: final
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FACT:
Questions/Symptoms
SYMPTOM:HOW TO CREATE DRIVER UPDATE USB-KEY
Cause
CAUSE:NA
Answer/Solution
FIX:

Installation:
CREATING A DRIVER UPDATE USB-KEY
To Create a Driver Update Flash disk Under a linux OS:
1) Download the driver update file for B140i from the following link for the respective redhat 7.x version

http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=7304563&swItemId=MTX_73afb657547b4f67af78f04483&swEnvOid=4176#tab3

2) Save the "hpdsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd.gz" file into a temporary directory in any linux system preferably redhat 6.x. 
   Use GUNZIP to extract "hpdsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd" from the gz file into the same directory.

3) Insert the USB-Key into the redhat linux system where the image is extracted. Unmount USB-Key if it was automounted.
Write the hpdsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd file to the the USB-Key device. For instance any USB-Key that You connect it on the linux system should be create an device file called /dev/sdc or a similiar file system)

4) Go to the directory where the dd file is extracted and then run the following command:

dd if=hpdsa-<version>.<OSupdate>.x86_64.dd of=/dev/sdc1)  (note replace /dev/sdc1 with the device name which is created in Your linux server)

INSTALLATION OF DRIVER UPDATE USB-KEY DURING OS installation:

1)	Plugin the USB into the Gen9 server that is having B140i controller to install the RAID controller driver for Redhat 7.x.

2)	At the initial OS installation screen where it shows "install redhat 7 enterprise/check disk/ rescure be sure to:

3)	Highlight "Install Redhat enterprise linux 7.0" 
 Press "e" to edit grub and append the following install parameters at the end of the "linuxefi"     
 line.

 modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd
 
 "setparams 'Install Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0'
 
  linuxefi /Images/pxeboot/vmlinuz inst.stage2=hd:LABEL-RHEL-7.0\x20Server .x86_64 quiet modprobe.blacklist=ahci inst.dd

  initrdefi /Images/pxeboot/initrd.img

4)	Press Ctrl-X to boot the newly modified grub entry. The installer presents the driver (hpdsa rpm) for installation.

Page 1 of 1
Select drivers to install
1) [] /media/DD/rpms/x86_64/kmod-hpdsa-1.2.0-110.rhel7u2.x86_64.rpm
 
5)	To select the driver update, press the 1 key, and then press the Enter key.

6)	Press the C key to continue

IMPORTANT: Remove the USB-Key once the driver has been installed to prevent the OS installer from including the USB-Key as part of the OS storage.


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