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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?


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


Please gothrough the QuickSpecs for this server.  Page 38.

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.

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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