ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

 
SOLVED
Go to solution
Henderson Wood
Occasional Advisor

How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

I have a DL380 server with 6 internal drives. drive 0 and 1 are in a Raid 1 Array containing the OS. The other 4 drives are in a Raid 5 configuration and all or connected to the onboard 5i.

I want to connect the Raid 5 (4 internal drives) to a 5300 SCSI for performance reason (drives still remain in the Cage) Is this possible, if so how can I do it?

hendy
6 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

hi Henderson

yes what you want to accomplish is called PCI duplexing as you say to improve performance

OK this is the way

3 components will be needed:
Short SCSI cable - 5i to 2 HDD (0-1)
Long SCSI cable - 5300 to 4 HDDs (2...5)
Terminator board - to handle bays.

more information here, page 102 (PCI Duplex SCSI Cabling)

http://bizsupport.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01122783/c01122783.pdf

regards
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
predrag81
Valued Contributor

Re: How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

Karlo,

whether he can just put SA5300 in pci and connect 4 drives while 5i is responsible for mirroring and he would be first in boot order.
Why third component is needed?
We can do it without third component?

KR
Predrag
Henderson Wood
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

Are these cable included in the SCSI cable kit with part no 199606-019. And what about the Terminator block is that something I will need to obtain as well?
Henderson Wood
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

Correction: part number 289567-001 ?
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

yes

that includes that cables: 289567-001

and this is the one for SCSI terminator
289563-001

btw predrag81 asked why this configuration it's because Henderson wants 5i controls 0, 1 and PCI controller controls 2...5 and that's the only way if not terminator is used PCI controller will have to handle all HDDs 0...5

bye
Didn't your momma teach you to say thanks!
Henderson Wood
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to connect internal drives to 5300 controller?

Solution achieved and points awarded.