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Configure multiple drive arrays on ML370 G5

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Les Williams
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Configure multiple drive arrays on ML370 G5

I have just received a new ML370 to configure. The original plan had been to install 3 sets of mirrored drive arrays each with their own controller. Looking inside I see that the drive cage is wired to one controller and that it doesn't seem possible to wire a second controller to disks in that cage to control them independently.
If I am to achieve the goal of 3 mirrored arrays under independent control what do I have to do to achieve it? Do I have to install a second drive cage and an external drive as well?
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KarloChacon
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Re: Configure multiple drive arrays on ML370 G5

hi

yes you need another drive cage in order to use another controller

ML370 G5 SAS SFF 8-bay Drive Cage Kit
NOTE: 2nd drive cage requires a storage controller.
401415-B21

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12478_na/12478_na.html#Options
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Les Williams
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Re: Configure multiple drive arrays on ML370 G5

Thanks for the advice. I must say that I am surprised by this limitation in the server's design: in the past I have used less sophisticated servers that have offered greater flexibility in disk configuration.