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Jon Steele
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RX2660

HI,

I want to install a PCI-X raid card that does raid 5 in this machine. Does any one know the part number of the card that will work? I tried a P600 it lets me set up the raid but HPUX will not see the drives. I think this card is just for windows.

The raid card has to have a SAS connector on it for the existing cables to work.

Thank you
Jon
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Jon Steele
Valued Contributor

Re: RX2660

I thought a A9890A 2 channel raid card would work but it has different cable connections on it.

Thanks

Jon
cnb
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Re: RX2660

cnb
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Re: RX2660

Check your HP-UX SAS driver bundles too!

Rgds,
cnb
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Re: RX2660

I can't stand the new BSC links...


Here's the Smart Array Matrix for HP-UX:

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02475906/c02475906.pdf

Rgds,


I miss hp.docs.com :-(
Steve Reece_3
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Re: RX2660

Whichever one you go for, make sure that you have battery backed cache. Otherwise, your performance may be shockingly bad (in my experience.)
Steve Reece_3
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Re: RX2660

You don't mention whether it's internal drives or external drives that you need to connect Jon.
On the assumption (which may be wildly inaccurate) that it's internal drives, you could also perhaps try the AD248A or whatever the aftermarket equiv. is.
Same still holds as my previous comment though - make sure that you get and use the battery backed cache or performance can be very poor.

Steve
Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

Sorry I am trying internal drives. Also I do know now the P600 is just for Windows.


Jon
rick jones
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Re: RX2660

If this is for internal drives, you need/want the rx2660 P400i bundle with the card to enable the motherboard PCIe slot.
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Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

Update.

I installed a PCI-e i/o backplane. I installed a P400 raid card 447009-001.
It shows the drives and I can set up my raid. However when I boot to my OS(11.iver3)dvd it does not show any drives.

Any idea's?

Or do I need to use the PCI-E slot on the system board for this to work?

rx2660 P400i bundle with the card to enable the motherboard PCIe slot.

Thank you
Jon
cnb
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Re: RX2660

I think Rick was referring the P400i (embedded) controller and not the P400 add-in card.

Here's the installation guide:

http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01885355/c01885355.pdf

Rgds,
Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

It says to use the pci-e slot on the system board. Do you know if a p400 card will work correctly from the PCI card cage?

Thanks
Jon
Steve Reece_3
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Re: RX2660

I don't expect it to work in the card cage as all of the references to this card (including the installation guide, if I remember rightly) say to use the dedicated slot that's built onto the main logic board.

Remember that battery backed cache too, otherwise you'll have problems...
Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

I must be missing something. I installed the PCI-e expansion board. Installe my P400 card (405831-001) and battery. I cannot install OS to this so I can use it as a boot device. I can setup my drives I have installed fine on the raid card. But when I boot to the OS install dvd it does not show any drives. Any suggestions?

Thank you
Jon
rick jones
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Re: RX2660

Perhaps something to do with HBA vs RAID mode and a need to run saupdate? This:

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c02540772〈=en&cc=us&taskId=101&prodSeriesId=4186428&prodTypeId=3709945&printver=true

discusses the i2 Blades, but if this is a newly purchase p400, especially if it was purchased as other than the expected bundle to go into the motherboard PCIe slot, perhaps it has the newer firmware. (Although I cannot recall if the i2 blades have p400s or p410s).

It might be good to fire-up the support contract and get some help from the Response Center.
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cnb
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Re: RX2660

Check your version of HP-UX to make sure it supports the option. You may have to use a newer version.

Rgds,

Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

I am using 11.i ver 3

Thanks
Jon
Torsten.
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Re: RX2660

You need to have HP-UX B.11.31.0709 or later - what version do you have?

Hope this helps!
Regards
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Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

I have 11.31 Feb 2007

Jon
Torsten.
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Re: RX2660

This is the initial release - too old.

You need September 2007 minimum.

Hope this helps!
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Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

Thanks I will see if I can get a newer version.

Also closed other thread sorry.

Jon
Jon Steele
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Re: RX2660

Thank you it was the OS.


Jon