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HP DL380 Gen9 RAID 5

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saifar
Occasional Visitor

HP DL380 Gen9 RAID 5

Hi There,

For VMware esxi installation RAID5 is recommended. I have two controller in HP DL380 Gen9 server (Brand New).

In my server there are 16 SAS drives each 900 GB. Two controller P440ar which is embeded and one added P440.

During RAID configuration through SSA in intelegent provisioning, i could see only 8 drives under controller P440ar and remaining 8 drives from another bay under controller P440.

Is this a normal behaviour or each controller will show all 16 drives for array creation.

Normally how long does it take for array creation (RAID5).

BR///

Asim

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Suman_1978
HPE Pro

Re: HP DL380 Gen9 RAID 5

Hello,

1x8-SFF drive cage connected to P440ar and another 8-SFF drive cage connected to P440ar.

You can refer to Cabling instructions from page 102 onwards in this guide.

Thank You!
I am a HPE employee
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Fred4
Occasional Advisor

Re: HP DL380 Gen9 RAID 5

Hello

It's normal that you see only 8 drives under the P440 smart array because the max internal drive for this controler is 8.

You can find the information in the quickspec 

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/V2/GetHTML.aspx?docname=c04346277

It's the same for the P440ar it's support only 8 internal drive, look the quickspec

http://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/redirect.aspx?/products/quickspecs/15039_div/15039_div.HTML.

For the creation of a Raid 5 array I don't remember how long it take.

Regards

Frederic