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Any alternatives to 2GB (6795A) card for L and N Class

 
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KPS
Super Advisor

Any alternatives to 2GB (6795A) card for L and N Class

Hi,

We just heard within the last few months here at my company, that HP Does not support L-2000 and N-4000 (Rev A and B) Servers with 2GB HBA (A6795A) add-ons after Apr 2, 2003. Does anyone know if there are any alternatives to achieving 2GB on a Fiber HBA for these servers other than the (A6795A)?? Is there any other type of HBA that can be put in and work without the issues the (A6795A) has had?

Thanks,
-Ken
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Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: Any alternatives to 2GB (6795A) card for L and N Class

Ken,

I can hardly believe that it would not be supported. Suggest you double check that.

Alternatives are the two port cards

Regards,
Bernhard
Bernhard Mueller
Honored Contributor

Re: Any alternatives to 2GB (6795A) card for L and N Class

oops, A6826 it is.
KPS
Super Advisor

Re: Any alternatives to 2GB (6795A) card for L and N Class

Just giving info on what HP has given to me.
They put this in writing so I have to believe it's true.
Michael MacDonald
Contributor

Re: Any alternatives to 2GB (6795A) card for L and N Class

Ken,

You are correct. HP recommends using the A5158A 1gb FC card which is hardly compatible. I have built up several boxes with these cards and have run into some problems. It turns out that if you use more than 1 A6795A you can run into poroblems. I have been able to get around that by moving the cards around.
Not sure why HP still has this card on the product offering list?

-Dave
KPS
Super Advisor

Re: Any alternatives to 2GB (6795A) card for L and N Class

I'm right now, chasing down an option to use a dual-port HBA Card (A6826A). I've found this to be supported and compatible with
L-2000 upon installing a driver that it uses. Looks like this might be an alternative for us.

Thanks everyone for your help....

-Ken