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ML370G5, configuring 16 internal disks to match in 1 array

 
IT_Project_Manager
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ML370G5, configuring 16 internal disks to match in 1 array

ML370G5 supports 16 internals disks mixed between two internal drives cages of 8 disks.
SA-P400 supports up to 18 disks.

How to link this 2 cages in order to make the 16 disks visible from the P400 controler.
I mean : Is there a way (cable, and so on...) to attach the cages and create an array of 16 disks on the controller ?
4 REPLIES
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370G5, configuring 16 internal disks to match in 1 array

hi

that's impossible even p400 supports up to 18 HDDs server configuration - backplane design won't let you use just 1 controller to have 1 BIG RAID of 16HDDS

you have to use 2 controllers each controller supporting 8 HDDs

from specs

"Optional 8-bay drive cage available for maximum storage support (2nd drive bay cage will require additional SAS controller)"

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12478_na/12478_na.HTML

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shadi_ss
Advisor

Re: ML370G5, configuring 16 internal disks to match in 1 array

Hi.
what about if i change the smart array controller to be
HP Smart array p800
Rancher
Honored Contributor

Re: ML370G5, configuring 16 internal disks to match in 1 array

According to the specs, you would still need a second controller. We are using the HP Smart array p800 with our ML370 G5s using two for 16 drives.
shadi_ss
Advisor

Re: ML370G5, configuring 16 internal disks to match in 1 array

Thanks