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Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

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Staylor76
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Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

is it possible to connect to the AG638A via a standard Fc connection, ie : fc2142sr ??

The Hardware device manager see's the enclosure, but requires drivers, can anyone point in the right direction to obtain these ??

Thanks
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Patrick Terlisten
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

Hello,

no that will not work. But you can try to get one or more DS2405 disk-shelfs. This enclosures can be connected directly to you server.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Staylor76
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

Thank you! thats what i thought, but had to double check.....
Staylor76
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

will the DS2405 run under windows 2003 ??

Cheers again....
Uwe Zessin
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

It might work _somehow_, but it looks like it never was supported:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=lpg60144〈=en&cc=us

If I remember correctly, the DS2405 was also used as a disk enclosure in the VA7000 Series Fibre Channel Storage Arrays (HP's own product).

What are you trying to do? Have some fun (don't get me wrong: nothing wrong with that) or build a serious environment?

If you are looking for a single-server solution - check out the SAS-based MSA products.
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Staylor76
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

Hi,

Basically i need to build a system for wiping data from Fc drives, the software we use needs to get to the drives at a "raw" level, not through an o/s.

Any advice is greatly appreciated.....
Uwe Zessin
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

Then, the DS2405 should be able to do the job. You do need to mount the disk drives in the HP-specific carriers, though.
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Patrick Terlisten
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

Hi,

the DS2405 is working directly attached... but it's not supported. ;) Uwe is right, these shelfs was intended as expansion shelfs for the HP VA7x000 series.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Torsten.
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

... or maybe a used DS2500?

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12626_div/12626_div.HTML

This is in fact an EVA disk enclosure with a different I/O module.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Staylor76
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Re: Using EVA AG638A as standalone disk storage

EXCELLENT THANKS ALL......:)