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HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

 
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HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

Hello!

We have HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, and need hardware raid controller.

I see option parts for this server: https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c03361192

I have a few questions... for 4 LFF SATA drives.

Example this:

HP Smart Array P420/1GB FBWC 6Gb 2-ports Int SAS Controller or P420/2GB

This support hot swap (replace) drive?

This support 4 LFF SATA drives?

It is not software RAID (fake raid)?

One SAS port compatible to Two SATA ports?

Thanks for you help!

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Re: HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

HP Smart Array P420/1GB FBWC 6Gb 2-ports Int SAS Controller or P420/2GB

This support hot swap (replace) drive?

> Yes, this Controller supports Hot-Swap Drives

This support 4 LFF SATA drives?

> Yes, native up to 8.

It is not software RAID (fake raid)?

> It's realy good and fast Hardware

One SAS port compatible to Two SATA ports?

> 8 Drives SAS or SATA does not matter

 


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Occasional Contributor

Re: HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

Thanks for you reply!

But, I have have one more question =)

This controller required "special" cable? it has two connectors.

How can I connect 4 LFF SATA to it?

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Re: HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

Good start is always the QuickSpecs Guide: https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/gethtml.aspx?docname=c04123219

This says:

672242-B21 HP 1U Gen8 Smart Array Cable Kit
NOTE:
This cable kit is required when using the P222, P420, P822 Smart Array controllers, and H222, H220 HBAs.


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Occasional Contributor

Re: HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

Thanks!

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Re: HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

I too have a DL360e Gen8 server wiht four drives, 2 each mirrored running SBS2011. Now want to upgrade to Essential Server 2011 but Raid controller refuses to load disk, controller is the B120i. Is ther a firmware update or can I add another raid controller.

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Re: HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

@TahirLondon , i think you should consider creating a new topic to get replies

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Re: HP ProLiant DL360e Gen8 Server, RAID controller, questions.

Thanks mate, however we did solve it by downloading the updated Riad SW from the HPE support page