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howie52
Occasional Contributor

DL20 Gen9 Storage Option

Hi,

I plan for the deployment of an DL20 Gen9 as a VMware ESXi 6.5 host. Having a lot of experience with DL360 G6-9, I am completely new with the DL20.

As the B140i dumb array controller comes wih certain performance limitations, I wonder i fthere is a cheap upgrade path to a Smart Array Controller. P440 is quite costly, but P410 can be bought at an attractive cost point.

Both P410 and DL20 documentation do not make specific notes about compatibility, that's why I would like to hear about experience from the field.

  • Is it possible firmware/functionility-wise?
  • Can I reuse existing cabling from 2LFF non-hotplug backplane?
  • Will it be able to integrate with the DL20 96W battery option or is it easier to integrate the P410 original battery option?

Someone able to comment?

BR, Uwe

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: DL20 Gen9 Storage Option

The P410 is not a supported controller for the DL20 Gen9.  A lower cost option than the P440 would be the H240 controller

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/GetPDF.aspx/c04834960.pdf

 

 




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howie52
Occasional Contributor

Re: DL20 Gen9 Storage Option

Hi Jimmy,

thanks for you reply. Indeed the P410 is not a supported solution, but it may be one that works. But that needs to be found out.

BTW: It doesn't seem like the H240 supports VMware ESXi. https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04496620

BR, Uwe

FabioC1
HPE Pro

Re: DL20 Gen9 Storage Option

Hi  howie52 !

Is it possible firmware/functionility-wise?

Yes, but the controller :

- P410 suport Hard Drive until Generation 7

http://partsurfer.hpe.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=462919-001

P440 - Server Support Gen 9
https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=c04346277


Can I reuse existing cabling from 2LFF non-hotplug backplane?

No, when you buy the P440, already come with the cables kit

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/Getdocument.aspx?docname=c04346277

The cables
http://partsurfer.hpe.com/ShowPhoto.aspx?partnumber=462919-001


Will it be able to integrate with the DL20 96W battery option or is it easier to integrate the P410 original battery option?

Battery come to the P440AR, is very easy to put.

P440
http://partsurfer.hpe.com/ShowPhoto.aspx?partnumber=750450-001

FabioC1 - HPE Pro

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