Disk Enclosures

Questions about StorageWorks D2700 Disk Enclosure

 
Dmitry Semenov
New Member

Questions about StorageWorks D2700 Disk Enclosure

Hi Guys,

1. is it possible to connect several D2700 together? For example I can cascade several MSA70 (4) and then connect them to one external port of P800

is it possible with d2700?

2. Is it possible to connect 2 different physical servers to D2700 simultaneously?

3. What you recommend to get Maximum of D2700? What controller should be used? I assume P812 is the best choice?


Thanks,
Dmitry
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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Questions about StorageWorks D2700 Disk Enclosure

Hey, see the quickspecs:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13404_div/13404_div.html

1.
Cascading - The D2700 has the unique capability of cascading up to two (2) enclosures behind a single SAS port (depends on the Smart Array Controller). The D2600 has the capability of cascading up to four (4) enclosures behind a single SAS port (depends on the Smart Array Controller).

You may want to check out what HP calls Dual Domain as well.

2.
Doesn't say in the quickspecs, but I don't see why that shouldn't work.

3.
Well the P812 is the "biggest", as it has the 1GB cache on it.