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likid0
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Fc card compatibility with pci-e slots

Hi,

We have a new SD32 that brings pci-e slots:


PCI-Express Slots Information
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Driver(s)
Capable
Slot Path Link Max Max Link Pwr Occu Susp OLAR OLD Mode
Spd Link Link Width
Spd Width
0-0-3-2 6/0/2/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x4 On Yes No Yes N/A PCIe
0-0-3-3 6/0/4/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-3-4 6/0/5/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-3-5 6/0/6/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-3-6 6/0/14/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-0-3-7 6/0/13/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-1-1-2 2/0/2/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x4 On Yes No Yes N/A PCIe
0-1-1-3 2/0/4/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-1-1-4 2/0/5/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-1-1-5 2/0/6/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-1-1-6 2/0/14/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe
0-1-1-7 2/0/13/0/0/0 2.5 2.5 x8 x8 Off No N/A N/A N/A PCIe

I wan't to use some pci/pci-x FC cards I have from another SD, the model is:
HP AB378-60001 4Gb Single Port PCI/PCI-X

do you know if this tipe of Fc cards are compatible with these new pci-e slots ? , can I use them ?
Windows?, no thanks
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Jozef_Novak
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Re: Fc card compatibility with pci-e slots

Hello Daniel,

no, the PCI/PCI-X cards are not compatible with PCI Express. The slots are physically different. For lower end servers there is an option to order a combined PCI/PCIe backplane, but I am not sure whether a combo cage exists for the Superdome I/O bay. Check documentation or contact a HP Sales Rep.

J.
Jozef_Novak
Respected Contributor

Re: Fc card compatibility with pci-e slots

I did a little research myself and found the following information:

For Superdomes, it is possible to have either a full PCI-X I/O chassis (12 PCI-X slots) or a mixed PCIe/PCI-X I/O chassis (6 slots each). So your options are to order one of the following:

PCI EXPRESS and PCI-X mixed I/O chassis (6 slots each)
AB405A

PCI-X only I/O chassis
A9836A

Hope this helps,
Jozef
likid0
Honored Contributor

Re: Fc card compatibility with pci-e slots

Thnx!, I have a mixed IO chassis, the problems is if they are not compatible I need 7 pci-x slots :***

Windows?, no thanks
Jozef_Novak
Respected Contributor

Re: Fc card compatibility with pci-e slots

Well, yes, in that case you either need to give up one of your PCI-X cards or go for another chassis ;-) Don't know which one is a lesser evil :-)

J.
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Fc card compatibility with pci-e slots

Hi Daniel,

according to your olrad output you have at least 2 I/O chassis, both mixed.

So you have
2x 6 PCI-X
and
2x 6 PCIe slots.


Check with olrad -q!

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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