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Re: Flexible vs PCI array controllers

 
PatrykW
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Flexible vs PCI array controllers

Hi everyone,

I'm wondering what could be the advantage of having 2 Smart Array controllers, for example an E208i-A + E208iP 

What are the possibile uses for a configuration such as this?

I was talking about this with a client that wants to use GlusterFS but i don't really know how it would work.

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Cali
Honored Contributor

Re: Flexible vs PCI array controllers

Hi,

you can connect more Disk Drives without using a SAS Expander.

You have more Read Cache (The E Modell have only Read Cache).

If you do a Software Raid 1  split to both Controllers, then one Controller can fail, without loss of Data access.

In practice, I prefer one controller because then I don't have two disk pools.

Cali

 


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I'm not an HPE employee, so I can be wrong.
SanjeevGoyal
HPE Pro

Re: Flexible vs PCI array controllers

Hello,

 

I hope the below documents will help you.

 

HPE Smart Array Controllers - Supported Gen10 Servers

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-a00039156en_us

HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 Controllers

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/a00047736enw.pdf

HPE Smart Array SR Gen10 Configuration Guide

http://itdoc.hitachi.co.jp/manuals/ha8000v/hard/Gen10/SA/882375-002_en.pdf

 

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00018944en_us


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