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upgrade P2000 G3 from SAS to FC/iSCSI

 
kkpro
Regular Advisor

upgrade P2000 G3 from SAS to FC/iSCSI

Hello. We have P2000G3 SAS with all SAS ports occupied by servers. We need to connect more servers to the disk array, will controller upgrade to FC/iSCSI help, and is this upgrade possible ? Do HP have separate FC controllers or all are FC/iSCSI combined ?

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Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: upgrade P2000 G3 from SAS to FC/iSCSI

Hello kkpro,

HP do have controllers for the P2000 G3 that only have FC host ports.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13551_div/13551_div.html#Models

Option number AP836A

As or your upgrade I'm not sure about that, so I'll hope somebody else can answer that.
hvhari
Esteemed Contributor

Re: upgrade P2000 G3 from SAS to FC/iSCSI

Upgrde from G1/G2 to G3 with a different protocol (eg. SAS to FC) is supported. However in a single MSA you need to have both controllers of same type.

 

Here is the link for G2 to G3 upgrade. http://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA0-8304ENW.pdf

 

I would suggest to log a support case with your local HP Support to confirm if you can move from SAS G3 to FC G3 without having to loose data.

 

 

Regards,
Hari

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kkpro
Regular Advisor

Re: upgrade P2000 G3 from SAS to FC/iSCSI

Hello, thanks for help. Local HP reseller said, that new separate controllers will cost as much as new P2000 array system.