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HP 8 port SAS HBA

martin CAmacho_1
Occasional Visitor

HP 8 port SAS HBA

Hello all,

I purchased a (HP 8 int port 64/133 PCI-X SAS HBA) card to use on an HP DL 140 G2 server. The server has 2 sata drives and I was planning to do a RAID ARRAY (mirror). I installed the card and it was detected by the server without any problems. When I hit F8 to view the configuration utility and go to the drive topology section, the card does not detect any devices. I have updated the firmware and bios on the card, however, I got the same result. Any help in resolving this issue is greatly appreciated. Thanks. Martin Camacho
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John Kufrovich
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

Martin,

Did you attach the internal drive cables to the SAS controller?

jk
martin CAmacho_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

Yes, I purchased a cable that supports four drives and tried it on both ports of the controller with the same result.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

hi martin

is this the cable you are using?
HP SATA/SAS 1U Cable Kit
NOTE: For use with SATA drives only
398307-B21

which is the HDD's spare part number?


also have you tried "RAID Properties screens" instead of SAS topology?
page 10

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00503629/c00503629.pdf

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
martin CAmacho_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

Unfortunately, the cables are generic from "frys"; they are not HP branded. Yes, I have tried to configure through the ARRAY properties, however, since it doesn't see any drives, there is nothing to configure.

Do you think is essential to get the HP cable kit?


Thanks for your help.
John Kufrovich
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

Martin,
Whats the Server FW version?

Please make sure it is at the latest.

jk
martin CAmacho_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

John,

Do you mean the firmware on the card? Yes, that is up to date.
martin CAmacho_1
Occasional Visitor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

Karlo,

You were right, I needed the cable kit from HP. Thanks for all your help in resolving this issue.

Regards,

Martin Camacho
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: HP 8 port SAS HBA

cool Martin

glad to hear that

don't forget assign points next time

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!