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Dl380 Gen9 LFF storage upgrade to 12 drives

NK-Vermont
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Dl380 Gen9 LFF storage upgrade to 12 drives

Hi all,

I have a DL380p Gen9 LFF model (766342-B21) which has the standard 4 bayLFF  backplane board. I need to upgrade the storage to take at least 8 drives. I cannot find any details relating to this and the quick specs state that this cannot be upgraded in the field.

I did find an HP DL380- Gen9 spare parts list.

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c04438854

The 12 bay packplane board is listed in this along with the part number.

12-LFF backplane board (777284-001)

 

Can I simply remove the old 4 bay backplane board and fit a 12 bay backlane board? I assume I will need to install a Smart Array P440ar Controller to support 12 drives. I also expect that the data on the server will be lost in the process but this is a backup server and I will need to replace it if I cannot upgrade its storage anyway.

Has anybody done this before or know if it's possible? Or know if it definitely cannot be done?

 

Thanks you

NK

 

2 REPLIES
DanMorrison
Occasional Visitor

Re: Dl380 Gen9 LFF storage upgrade to 12 drives

Did you resolve this issue?  I am trying to do the exact same thing.

-=Dan

NK-Vermont
Visitor

Re: Dl380 Gen9 LFF storage upgrade to 12 drives

Hi Dan,

I never managed to get the server upgraded to unlock the additional 8 bays. We took the extreme option of replacing the server instead.