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Expand HD in Proliant DL380 G7

 
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JORDI VILA FLOTATS
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Expand HD in Proliant DL380 G7

Hello,

 

We have a Proliant DL380 G7 L (product 583917-B21) with all 6 HD connected (SAS MDL 2TB).  PCI slots 2&3 full for FC (other PCI free: 1,4,5,6).

 

We want to increase HD without formatting O.S.  Any idea?

 

We were thinking to attach a DELL MD1200 Powervault or similar by SAS connection on some new PCI card. This have sense? in this case, which PCI Card?

 

Regards.

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Torsten.
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Re: Expand HD in Proliant DL380 G7

You have several options.

 

- remove the optical drive cage and install another hdd cage. So you can have 2x 8 disks in the server. you will need a sas expander card or another smart array controller for these new disks.

 

- get something like a D2700 disk shelf and a smart array card.

(I would not mix vendors in a single system environment)

 

 

server quicckspec for supported options:

http://www8.hp.com/h20195/v2/GetDocument.aspx?docname=c02171016

 

 

you may use a smartarray P410, P411, P812 or the 468406-B21 SAS Expander Card.

 


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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