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HPE Smart Array P440/4Gb controller in ML360 Gen9 with LFF SSD

 
ham-sandwich
Occasional Contributor

HPE Smart Array P440/4Gb controller in ML360 Gen9 with LFF SSD

I have been supplied 1 x HP Smart Array P440/4GB FBWC 12Gb 1-port Int SAS Controller (726821-B21) and 4 x HPE 800GB 12G SAS Mixed Use-1 SFF (2.5in) SC 3yr Wty Solid State Drive (846434-B21) buy our "reputable" provider. When installed the disks are still showing under the build in B140i Controller.

Question 1 Do I need a cable to connect from the controller to the main board back plane/drive bay as one wasnt supplied? This link may help https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c05054390#N10132

The quickspecs for the controller (https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04346277) states to reference (http://www.hpe.com/h20195/v2/GetPDF.aspx/4AA5-4154ENW.pdf) for cable options but its a dead link.

Question 2 The P440/4G comes with 2 x (PCI to controller power cable). I can see where to connect it to the controller but no where else inside the DL360 Gen9. Do I need this cable or is this the cable I am looking but just cannot find the port to connect it to?

PCI to controller power cable (Short) - straight 3-pin (F) to straight 3-pin (F), 215 mm (8.5 in) long (792836-001)
PCI to controller power cable (Long) - straight 3-pin (F) to straight 3-pin (F), 400 mm (15.7 in) long (792837-001)

Question 3 The provider didnt even supply me with the HPE Smart Storage Battery, I had to point it out to them. No question here, just aaargh!

NOTE: HPE Smart Array P440/4GB FBWC controller option kit does not include the HPE Smart Storage Battery the backup
power source necessary to protect the data on the Flash-backed Write Cache. HPE Smart Storage Battery is an item that has to be purchased separately if this is the first P-series Smart Array controller on your Gen9 server.

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sudhirsingh
Frequent Advisor

Re: HPE Smart Array P440/4Gb controller in ML360 Gen9 with LFF SSD

Hi,

1. Please connect SAS cables from HDD backplane to your Smart Array P440 Controller.

   cable kit :775927-B21 has 780421-001 HP X8 WIDE SAS TO X2 MINI SAS cable, it should work.

  HP Smart Storage Cables (Compatibility matrix ):

  https://www.arp.nl/webmedias/datasheet/566574c59ce969012a18f305.pdf

2. Connect the Smart Storage battery cable from the FBWC module to the connector on the system board or PCI riser cage.

HPE Gen9 Smart Array Controllers - Installing a Controller Board

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00040576en_us&docLocale=en_US

Regards,

Sudhir

I work for HPE