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DL580 G3 & Mezzanine Cards

 
Ricci Danieletto
Occasional Visitor

DL580 G3 & Mezzanine Cards

I was wondering if anybody could tell me whehter it's possible to add (2) diffeerent mezzanine expansion boards to a G3 DL580. The two I'm looking at adding are:

1. 411792-001 - HP PCI Express Expansion Board
and
2. 389867-B21 PCI Express X8 Mezzanine Option

We're needig to do this to be able to add multiple (multi-nic) Network interface cards.

By looking at the G4 Techspecs there appears to be the capacity to add two mezaanine cards but I can't tell if the G3 offers the same.
3 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G3 & Mezzanine Cards

hi

these are the mezzanine expansion boards supported by that server

1.
options parts

Hot Plug 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X Mezzanine Option
NOTE: Adds two Hot Plug PCI-X slots.
377520-B21

CI Express X4 Mezzanine Option
NOTE: Adds two PCI Express (X4) I/O slots. Each slot will accept PCI Express cards with X1 through X8 connectors and utilize X4 lanes.
377522-B21

PCI Express X8 Mezzanine Option
NOTE: Adds one PCI Express (X8) I/O slot. The slot will accept PCI Express Cards with X1 through X8 connectors and utilize X8 lanes.
389876-B21

from here
http://urlao.com/mezzanine

2.
now spare parts:
from here
http://urlao.com/spares

check page 11 there 3 options

PCI Express x4 mezzanine board
376473-001

PCI Express x8 mezzanine board
390347-001

PCI-X Hot Plug mezzanine board
376472-001

regards

I hope this can help you
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
James ~ Happy Dude
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G3 & Mezzanine Cards

Hello Ricci,

As per your Query, the DL580 G3 has Up to Seven I/O Slots: 5 Standard 64-bit PCI-X (Three 133MHz and Two 100MHz). Optional Mezzanine adds Two Hot Plug 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X or two X4 PCI Express, or one X8 PCI Express.

Only ONE mezzanine cards can be added to this;
Even to G4 servers;
Up to Six Available I/O Slots: 3 Standard PCI-Express x4 and 1 Standard 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X. Optional Mezzanine adds Two Hot Plug 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X or two X4 PCI Express, or one X8 PCI Express

Had these servers supported 2 Mezz cards, the description would have been something as "TWO Optional Mezzanine adds FOUR Hot Plug 64-bit/133MHz PCI-X or FOUR X4 PCI Express, or TWO X8 PCI Express"

The description will always quote the MAXIMUM capacity(tested); & obviously HP will never UNDER QUOTE its hardware potential.

Regards,
James.
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: DL580 G3 & Mezzanine Cards

yes I did not see that

James is correct only one mezzanine is supported

check the attached file

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