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HP MSA30 to my DL380 G3

 
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HP RX4640
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HP MSA30 to my DL380 G3

I have an MSA30 with dual controllers and have been trying to use it with a DL380 G3 with the standard SA 5i controller and no luck can you help?

Wen I hook the MSA to the Server and start it up it hangs on start up will not boot to SmartStart I also loaded WIN Server 2003 to another DL380 G3 and have the same issue any idea what i'm doing wrong or what may cause this???
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Víctor Cespón
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Re: HP MSA30 to my DL380 G3

Hi, I do not understand the part of "MSA30 with dual controllers". The MSA30 is a JBOD box, it does not have controllers.
Maybe it's a MSA500? Does it look like this?

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11050_na/11050_na.html

The MSA500 can be connected to a SmartArray 5i, the MSA500 G2 needs a Smart Array 642 or Smart Array 6i.
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: HP MSA30 to my DL380 G3

Hi,

Can you explain exactly how things are connected...?

As vcespon says, an MSA30 doesn't have controllers - it is just a disk shelf...

Cheers,

Rob
HP RX4640
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP MSA30 to my DL380 G3

It's an MSA30 with dual bus U320 #1 & #2.... I hooke the cable from port #1 directly to the server in the U320 SA 5i port. I have done this before with MSA20's and had no issues but obviously i'm missing somehting...
Víctor Cespón
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Re: HP MSA30 to my DL380 G3

In the MSA30 dual bus, each SCSI connector is a separate SCSI bus and accesses 7 disks. You will not be able to aceess disks 8 - 14 if you only use connector 1.

Also, on the DL380 G3, the back SCSI connector is the port 1 of the Smart Array 5i. Usually the port 2 of the Smart Array will be connected to the disk backplane, but if the backplane is in duplex mode, both will be connected to the backplane and the SCSI IDs will conflict with the ones on the MSA30.

From the server manual;
The external VHDCI SCSI connector (port 1) can only be used in the following SCSI configurations:

- Integrated simplex
- PCI simplex
- PCI duplex
HP RX4640
Frequent Advisor

Re: HP MSA30 to my DL380 G3

I tried to also run from port #2 and had the same issue. I'm by no means a qualified tech so any more info would be greatly appreciated.