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DL180 G6 and PCI 32bits

Patrick G33K
Occasional Visitor

DL180 G6 and PCI 32bits

Hello Folks,

Could you help me about PCI compatibility in a DL180 G6 ?
I need to install a PCI 2.2 card (32bits) in this server.

I have checked in the quickspecs and there is a PCI-X riser (488230-B21).
PCI-X is backward compatible with PCI 2.2, so it should work.

But there is a strange note in the Quickspecs:
NOTE: PCI-X support is limited to PCI-X cards only.
http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13248_div/13248_div.HTML

Is this a limitation from this type of riser / adpater ?

Thank you.
Patrick
4 REPLIES
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: DL180 G6 and PCI 32bits

Hello,

I do not know of the limitations in that riser I'm afraid.

However, the only extra PCI cards that are supported are the ones in the quickspecs.
Patrick G33K
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL180 G6 and PCI 32bits

Thank you for reply.

Nobody else have experience with PCI-X riser and standard PCI card ?
Michael A. McKenney
Respected Contributor

Re: DL180 G6 and PCI 32bits

Risers usually support only HP PCI-X or PCIe cards. Why do you need a PCI card? Get a PCI-X or PCIe card that does the task of that PCI card.
Patrick G33K
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL180 G6 and PCI 32bits

Impossible, it is a proprietary PCI card (special implementation of RS485).

So, two possibilities:
1) I did not understand Quickspecs.
2) PCI-X standards isn't fulfilled.

I'll try this and give a feedback to the community .

Thank you.
Patrick