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Proliant 5500 and drive cages

 
Patrick Lammers
Occasional Visitor

Proliant 5500 and drive cages

I own a proliant 5500 server with an Compaq Smart Array 3200 controller and a simplex drivecage for up to 7 harddisks.
I populate the drivecage with 6 disks.
Whatever I try only the disks in Drive Cage A are working ....
Whatever disk I put in drive cage B only lights the amber led on the drive bay and is not recognized by the system .....

Any suggestions ?
2 REPLIES
Sunil Jerath
Honored Contributor

Re: Proliant 5500 and drive cages

Hello Patrick,
You surely need a duplex card option for the second cage to function with your set up. The part no is:
Simplex/Duplex Enabler Boards (PPRO) 306569-001

Regards,
Patrick Lammers
Occasional Visitor

Re: Proliant 5500 and drive cages

By "duplex card option" you mean a expansion board on the Raid controller ?
On the drive cage ( cage a and b are in the smae unit as a whole ) there is only 1 scsi connector on the backplane.

The strange thing is that it did word for some hours.