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SLES 11 SP3 installation fails on HP B120i/B320i RAID enabled controllers

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 3 (SLES 11 SP3)
Any Hewlett-Packard server equipped with a B120i/B320i controller


The installation of SLES 11 SP3 fails on B320i controllers with enabled RAID mode, without RAID the process succeeds.



The B120i/B320i controllers require a proprietary driver which is supplied by HP only.

Additional Information

This is a lspci -vvn output of a B320i (vendor-/deviceID: 1590:0047) controller used in a Proliant BL420c Gen8:
02:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [1590:0047] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [1590:0047]
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 26
    I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
    Memory at f7cf0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Memory at f7c80000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
    [virtual] Expansion ROM at bc000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [68] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
    Capabilities: [a8] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [c0] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=15 Masked-
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [138] Power Budgeting <?>
    Capabilities: [150] Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
    Capabilities: [190] Alternative Routing-ID Interpretation (ARI)
    Kernel driver in use: hpvsa
    Kernel modules: hpvsa


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  • Document ID:7014431
  • Creation Date: 20-Jan-2014
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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