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DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

rogek
Occasional Visitor

DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

Hello all. I have 360g5 with 200i controller,4+2optinal bays for disks. Factory conf: 200i 4 disks (raid1 or 0). Decided to upgrade device by installing 600 contr and reconnect 4disk to 600 (1dR0+3dR5)and 2disks to 200i (2dR1). Purchased extra cable kit. THE TYPE OF CONNECTORS FOR INTERNAL & "OPTION" controller on the controller sides are DIFFERENT! I thought that I can simply reconnect the cable from 200i to a free jack on SAS backplane (2 opt bays). NO!! - the cable is short ( -2cm!!!). Tried to ask the solution in Moscow HP Headquarters. -THERE IS NO CABLE which (+2cm)can connect 200i to the spare,optional disks. WHY???!!!
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KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

hi

is this the cable you're talking about

HP SAS 4i to Mini SAS 4i 31 inch/.79 meter cable
NOTE: Used to connect SA-P600, SA-P400, SA-E200 Controllers to the HP ProLiant DL360 G5 drive backplane. This kit supports all six drive bays.

411100-B21

regards

Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
rogek
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

I have this kit 411100-b21 the cable view in attach
rogek
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

I was talking about this one, but little longer. This one - 34 cm form side to side. I need 36cm (+2). (the more - the better) Maybe who khows some spare part from another vendor ?
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

hi

the last you added has a spare part number o any number? or it is part of the kit B21?

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
rogek
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

The last one, with similar connectors, is factory install. It was used to connect 200i (internal) to the connector of 4 bays. But it is too short to connect 2 opt bays/
PN 402084-001
Rev.A 20000236
Spares PN:408763-001

Ashley Dando
Occasional Visitor

Re: DL360g5 failed to upgrade controller & disks conf

Hi Rogek,

I've just come across a similar problem - was sold a DL360 G5 with E200 onboard + P400 (I don't know why they didn't tell me to buy the mid-level option, as I don't need the E200). The P400 is installed by the reseller but they didn't bother telling me I needed a cable. Right, let's sell the customer a controller which he can't use and not bother telling him about the cable. Nice.

Anyway, from the HP Quickspecs doc for the DL360, there is a special cable listed for what you want - it is 35cm long. Here is the URL where I found this information and here is the pasted information itself:

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12476_div/12476_div.html

SAS Cables
HP Mini SAS 4i 13.4 inch/0.35 m cable
NOTE: Used to connect Smart Array P400i Controller to DL360 G5 5th and 6th drive bays. 399546-B21

I believe that is what you're looking for.

I hope I'm buying the right cable to use all six drives:

HP SAS 4i to Mini SAS 4i 31 inch/.79 meter cable
NOTE: Used to connect SA-P600, SA-P400, SA-E200 Controllers to the HP ProLiant DL360 G5 drive backplane. This kit supports all six drive bays.
411100-B21

I really have found it extremely hard to buy HP stuff - very confusing product range, almost non-existent explanation of what works and what doesn't work, and resellers willing to sell you parts you either don't need, or which don't work without some cable or option they should have told you about. NOT a good first time purchase experience.

Best of luck Rogek, I hope I've not been too late....