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Array Controler Name Change

Ayman Altounji
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Array Controler Name Change

I just upgraded the firmware of my Array Controler on my ProLiant 6000. Before the upgrade, it was identifying itself as a Compaq Smart-2/P Controler (Rev C 1.94).

After the upgrade (with Array controler rompaq 3.01a), the array identifies itself as 'Compaq Smart-2DH Controler' (Rev ? 4.48) . What's up with the name change ? I've flashed numerous other controlers before and they all kept the same name (Including 2DHs).

It seems to work... the old NT still boots and I've reinstalled Smartstart 4.9/NT4 without a hitch... But I want to be sure I haven't made a big mistake here. So : IS THE NAME CHANGE NORMAL ?

If not, what do I do to get it right ?

Thanks ! Alex.
Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Re: Array Controler Name Change

I've seen the same thing myself before and after a firmware update. If you look at some SMART-2DH controllers you may even see SMART-2/P silk-screened on the board. The biggest difference between these controllers is the DH supports Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 (40Mbps) and has 16MB Read/Write cache while the 2/P supports Fast-Wide SCSI-2 (20Mbps) and has 4MB Read/Write cache.