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SB40C storage blade

neilbo
Occasional Advisor

SB40C storage blade

I am looking to purchase a SB40c storage blade but have a question on it.

I currently have a BL480 server blade with 4 drives and a raid 5 configuration that is getting lose to full. Can I add the storage blade to extend the configuration on my bl480 server blade? Can I take one drive from the storage blade and add it to the server blade and make it a 5 drive configuration?
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JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: SB40C storage blade

Hi,
No, You can't use the storage blades disks to expand servers local disks. Storage blade has it's own p400 controller onboard.

And because You have BL480c

HP PCI Express Mezzanine pass-thru card for HP BladeSystem 431643-B21
NOTE: Required to support the HP StorageWorks SB40c Storage Blade (P/N
411243-B21) with HP c-Class BladeSystem full-height server blades
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Raghuarch
Honored Contributor

Re: SB40C storage blade

Can I take one drive from the storage blade and add it to the server blade and make it a 5 drive configuration?
NO it is not possible since SB40c has inbuilt
HP Smart Array P400 Controller.

For more info:
Page 27:
http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00806152/c00806152.pdf

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/storageworks/c-class/sb40c/questionsanswers.html
JKytsi
Honored Contributor

Re: SB40C storage blade

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neilbo
Occasional Advisor

Re: SB40C storage blade

wow that is conflicting for me. I was told from our sales rep who talked with an engineer, that it was possible.