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HP Smart Array Controllers - F8 Option ROM Configuration of Arrays (ORCA) May Not Provide Expected Configuration Options


The F8 Option ROM Configuration of Arrays (ORCA) is not allowing advanced configuration options, such as configuring multiple arrays, very large logical drives, and shared hot spares.


ORCA was not intended for complex operations, but rather as a very basic utility to quickly install simple RAID configurations without the use of CD- or diskette-based utilities.

For advanced array and logical drive configuration operations, use the HP Array Configuration Utility (ACU), which is available on both SmartStart CDs and as a standalone operating system based utility.

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