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Addition of Expansion cabinet with rp7420 or rx7620

 
Vishwanath Ravikumar
Occasional Advisor

Addition of Expansion cabinet with rp7420 or rx7620

Hi,

I need to add additional PCI I/O slots for rp7420.
I want to know whether additional I/O Expansion cabinet could be added to rp7420 and rx7620.
Also I would like to know if additional hdd expansion cabinet could be used with these servers.
Reply wanted urgently.
4 REPLIES 4
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: Addition of Expansion cabinet with rp7420 or rx7620

Hi Kaushik,

Yes, IO Expansion cabinet ( Server Expansion Unit SEU )could be added in case both the servers.

I am not sure about your second question.
But with a SEU you get additional 4 hard drives. You can attach external disk systems like DS2120/DS2405 besides other options.
Luk Vandenbussche
Honored Contributor

Re: Addition of Expansion cabinet with rp7420 or rx7620

Hi,

The information of Sameer in not OK

A SEU only exist on a rx8 or an rp8

If you need extra IO slots in an rp7420 or rx7620 you need to install a second cell board in your server.

Each cell board has the possiblity for 7 Extra IO card.

For HDD expansion cabinet you can choose for DS2100 series or for MSA30

More info on

http://www.hp.com/products1/servers/integrity/mid_range/index.html
Sameer_Nirmal
Honored Contributor

Re: Addition of Expansion cabinet with rp7420 or rx7620

Sorry for my statement about SEU. I should have checked those servers architecture.
Luk is right.

The reason for not having an option of SEU in case of rp7420 or rx7620 is because those are 2 cell-board based servers. Thus you can only have 2 IO domains each controlled by and attached to a cell-board.

In case of rp8400,rp8420,rx8620, there are 4 cell-boards. Hence one can have 4 IO domains. Since 4 IO domains could not accomodated in a single server, SEU option is given.


Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: Addition of Expansion cabinet with rp7420 or rx7620

Hi,

rp7420 and rx7620 with 2 cells has 14 (or 15) free PCI slots. Remember, that you can use multiport and combo cards, for example:

Multiport:
A7012A PCI Dual port 1000Base T
AB545A PCI-X 4 port 1000Base-T Gigabit Adapter
A7173A Dual Channel Ultra320 SCSI Adapter
A6826A PCI X 2 channel 2 Gb/s Fibre Channel
AB379A PCI 2 port 4 Gb Fibre Channel

Combo:
A9784A PCI-X 2-Gb Fibre Channel, 1000Base-T
AB290A PCI-X 2-port 1000BT/2-port U320 SCSI
AB465A PCI-X 2-port 2Gb FC/ 2-port 1Gb Ethernet

Regards,
Zygmunt