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Use P2000 SAS controller as expansion tray

 
NeilBoyle
Occasional Contributor

Use P2000 SAS controller as expansion tray

Hi,

 

is it possible to use a P2000 SAS dual controller (AW593B) as an expansion shelf for a P2000 FC controller (AP845B)  using the FC controllers SAS expansion port?  If  so, what configuration is required?

 

I have cabled them up as you would a normal expansion tray, but each enclosure comes up with an ID of 1, and the FC controller only see's itself.

 

Many thanks for any help

 

Neil

 

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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Use P2000 SAS controller as expansion tray

No you cannot make a single P2000 from 2 P2000, the chassis needs other controllers.

 

From quickspec:

 

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/productbulletin.html#spectype=worldwide&type=html&docid=13551

 

Disk Enclosures  

 

HP P2000 Dual I/O LFF Drive Enclosure

AP843B

HP P2000 LFF Drive Enclosure I/O Module

AP844B

HP D2700 Disk Enclosure

AJ941A
 
 

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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David_Schwartzs
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Re: Use P2000 SAS controller as expansion tray

Since the AW593B is the LFF chassis, I believe you can replace the SAS controllers with LFF Drive Enclosure I/O modules (part # AP844B) to make the P2000 into a "dumb" enclosure shelf, which I'm fairly sure you could use in the way you're trying to.

However, it won't work with the pre-installed SAS controllers, that's for certain.
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