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Compatibility check of SC08e SAS HBA and HP DL385 G5

 
Luca Maranzano
Occasional Contributor

Compatibility check of SC08e SAS HBA and HP DL385 G5

Hi, I'm trying to figure out the exact compatibility between an SC08e SAS HBA (6Gb) and a 2 years old DL385 G5, to be used with VMware ESX 4.x and a P2000 G3 SAS SAN.
If I look at the QuickSpec of the HBA the server is NOT listed in the Compatibility Server list.
But if I search the SPOCK for the combination of SC08e and the DL385G5 I found a working Configuration supporting Solaris 10 32/64 bit (see attachment).
Instead, searching for the SC08e, then for vSphere 4.0 I found that the configuration is supported if the server is in the VMware HCL, and the DL385 is there.

I know that the SC08e is a PCIe 2.0 while the DL385G5 has only PCIe 1.x slots, but the card should be backward compatible, or not?

So, where is the truth? :-)

Thank you for any suggestion.
Cheers,
Luca

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Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: Compatibility check of SC08e SAS HBA and HP DL385 G5

SC08e is not supported in DL385G5.