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Upgrading to 221 from Integrated Controller (Sanity Check)

Ayman Altounji
Valued Contributor

Upgrading to 221 from Integrated Controller (Sanity Check)

We are currently using an integrated array controller in an ML370 running W2K Server.
Because of some disk write performance issues we wish to utilise a spare 221 Smart Array Controller we have.
From reading various posts in this forum i understand that i initially need to apply the rompaq for the 221 Smart Array Controller (CP000933 from what i can make out).
Once this has been applied i need to shut down the server and physically install the 221 Controller and move the cable from the Integrated Controller to the 221Controller.
Once this has been done i need to power the machine up and press F8 to select the 221 as the boot controller.
Once this is done the Server should boot up as normal and utilise the new 221 controller
I have never performed an upgrade on controllers like this before and would be grateful if anyone has any comments about the way i intend to perform this upgrade.
Any comments much appreciated