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Adding SFF expander option(s) to ML350P GEN8

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Harrison Yelverton
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Adding SFF expander option(s) to ML350P GEN8

We have an HP ML350pT08 E5-2650v2 SFF, # 736968-001.   We had original purchased the server with one expander, 661714-B21 for a total of 12 drives.  We are needing to add another set of drives and have purchased an additional 661714-B21 and I cannot figure out the cabling.  Looking at the diagram included with kit, I'm confused.  We have the SAS controller with 2G FBWC of memory so I understand we can support 18 drives total on one controller.  I just can't figure the cabling.  We have one server and now two (2) 661714-B21 expander kits.  Any assistance on the cabling?

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Suman_1978
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Re: Adding SFF expander option(s) to ML350P GEN8

Hi,

Please gothrough the QuickSpecs for this server.  Page 38.

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04128239.pdf

HP 5U 8 SFF Expander Hard Drive Cage Kit (661714-B21).  This Expander HDD Cage Kit allows up to 24 SFF HDDs managed under one single controller. The controller must have a minimum of 512MB FBWC module installed.

 

Now see the HP ProLiant ML350p Gen8 Server User Guide, page 95 onwards.

http://h20628.www2.hp.com/km-ext/kmcsdirect/emr_na-c03250560-15.pdf

Page 103 shows "Installing two backplanes with expander option, Connect the short mini-SAS cables."

Page 104 shows "Connect the long mini-SAS cables."

 

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