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G3 or G4 hardware migration to G5 servers

 
troy12n_1
Advisor

G3 or G4 hardware migration to G5 servers

Got some questions. We are purchasing ML370 and DL380 G4 servers up until absolute last delivery date because of the following issues.

1. New hard drives
2. New raid controller technology

The question is, how are you going to migrate to new hardware with SAS from old hardware with parallel SCSI?

In the past, we would either just swap in the old drives into the new server or connect an external drivecage to the scsi bus and (ghost, dd or some other method) do a copy from one raidstack to another.

How are you going to do this in the future? Will there be a way to connect a PCI serial scsi card an external drivecage to the G3/G4 servers, copy the files and then put the drives in the new G5 hardware?

What does HP suggest we do, as even the last big scsi change was not a new technology, but just form factor of the drive, and was easy to get around.
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troy12n_1
Advisor

Re: G3 or G4 hardware migration to G5 servers

Actually none of those helped
Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: G3 or G4 hardware migration to G5 servers

Oleg Koroz
Honored Contributor

Re: G3 or G4 hardware migration to G5 servers

troy12n_1
Advisor

Re: G3 or G4 hardware migration to G5 servers

This software just works with Windows 2000 and WIndows 2003, I have tons of Netware and Red Hat Linux boxes that this will not help with

I need a hardware solution like we had before.

Hopefully HP wasnt so boneheaded they did not have an option for non-M$ operating systems