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JTMW
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Proliant DL380 G7

I have the above server, and would like to use both SAS and SATA drives. I understand the array controller is capable of mixing the two types, but when I want to create a new logical volume, it states my SSDs have "failed", while the SAS'es show as "OK".

How do I go about creating a new logical volume to use my SSDs?

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Sebasbin
HPE Pro

Re: Proliant DL380 G7

Hi JTMW,

You can mix SAS and SATA drives on the same controller but group them in a separate Array.

 
DL380 G7 comes with integrated HP Smart Array P410i controller which does support mixing of SATA and SAS Hard Drives on the same controller.

When adding hard drives to the server, observe the following general guidelines:

 The system automatically sets all drive numbers.
 If only one hard drive is used, install it in the bay with the lowest drive number.
 Drives must be the same capacity to provide the greatest storage space efficiency when drives are grouped together into the same drive array.
 Drives in the same logical volume must be of the same type:
 ACU does not support mixing SAS and SATA drives in the same logical volume.
 ACU does not support mixing traditional drives and solid state drives (SSD) in the same logical volume.
 Please refer to SAS Hard Drive Guided Troubleshooting for more information on SAS technology:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=mmr_kc-0100857 

Please refer to feature section of Smart Array P410i controller quickspec for more info on mixing:

http://h20564.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c01677092 

Please find the below server quick specs and the spare parts document .Ensure to use the supported  drives as per the below documents 

https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04199811

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c02236664

https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c02755440


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