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Hard disk distribution on DL380

visna73
Occasional Visitor

Hard disk distribution on DL380

Hello guys,

I have a doubt how I have to insert HD in DL380 G6/G7 servers, because Smart Array 410 have 2 port (so 2 channel) and server have 8 bay for insert disk.

 

If I want to distribuite disks for load balance on both channel Array controller, how I have to insert disks in bay? I suppose1 and 4, 2 and 5 and so on..

either load distribution is automatic?

 

thanks very much

 

Andrea

 

 

3 REPLIES
Johan Guldmyr
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard disk distribution on DL380

Hey, well you could probably find out through the service and maintenance guide how it's all coennected. If the disks are on different channels / ports this should be reflected in the ADU / ACU.
Cederberg
Honored Contributor

Re: Hard disk distribution on DL380

Bay 1-4 is on port 1 and bay 5-8 is on port 2

 

you can easily check this by pressing F8 during boot to get in to the Smartarray bios..

visna73
Occasional Visitor

Re: Hard disk distribution on DL380

Thanks very much.

 

So if I insert one disk on bay 1 and one on bay 5 I can improve performance for RAID 1, right? Because it use dual channel instead of one

 

thanks again

Andrea