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DL385 G2 raid card upgrade possible?

andres jimenez
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DL385 G2 raid card upgrade possible?


I have 2 x dl385g2 servers, 1 with P400 raid card and one with P800.

I would like to know if is possible to upgrade the p400 for a p800 without losing the arrays already created?, i have 3 raid 1 arrays already created with OS, DATA and LOGS drives, these are in production.

Any input is appreciated.

Gary Benavides Meza
Trusted Contributor

Re: DL385 G2 raid card upgrade possible?

Yes, it is possible. The Smart array P400 and the Smart Array P800 use the same storage controller driver, the problem is when the controllers use different drivers and the Raid Information is stored on the hard drives not on the storage controller. You can replace it and go to the RBSU and make sure the controller is the number 1 on the boot controller order. Just in case backup the data.