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HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

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Buddika2017
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HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

Smart array controllers what is the meaning  HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr  Eg:440ar, p246br ?

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Buddika Sandaruwan
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Cederberg
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Re: HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

Hi.
From my understanding the AR controllers are used for Rack servers, DL.
BR is used for Blade servers BL
NR is used for Synergy servers
I guess it's different special ports to connect the smart array to the motherboard that exist for the different types of servers.
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/Cederberg

Torsten.
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Re: HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

and there was a meaning for each digit too, internal/external port and generation or such. need to look it up ...

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Re: HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

Found it finally.

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KenKrubsack
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Re: HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

Torsten,

A few comments about this breakdown you provided.

1. The second digit of the number - in your example, a 0 - to me seems to be the generation.  For example, the Gen8 servers had x2y or x3y controllers, and now the Gen9's have x4y controllers.

2. It doesn't tell me what the r at the end (say P440ar) stands for.

3. I have some ML350 Gen9's with a B140i on the system board.

Just looking for a little clarification.

Respectfully,

Ken Krubsack

Torsten.
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Re: HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

The B140i is different, it is part of the board and a DYNAMIC smart array, this means driver based, not hardware based


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Ken Krubsack
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Re: HPE Smart Array controllers ar,br,nr meaning

Torsten,

ok, thanks

Ken