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Requirements for using NVMe SSD disks on DL360 G9 Server

 
MGRF
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Requirements for using NVMe SSD disks on DL360 G9 Server

Hi,

I need to install 2 normal SAS disk and also two NVMe SSD disks (960GB each or more) on my DL360 G9 server with exact specs as follows:

HPE ProLiant DL360 Gen9 E5-2630v4 1P 16GB-R P440ar 8SFF 500W PS Base SAS Server (818208-B21)

And I have some questions:

1- Do we need to purchase and install a separate cage for NVMe disks or the can be fit into the existing one. I can see this config and I don't know whether it needs another cage or not:

4 SAS/SATA (Drive 1-4) + 6 NVMe (Drive 5-10)

The current front panel is like the following photo. (the default shipped)

DL360G9

2- I think I need an enablement kit. Appearently NVMe 2.5" SSDs require a PCIe Express Bay Enablement Kit,

Is this one OK?

HP DL360 Gen9 NVMe 2 Solid State Drive Express Bay Enablement Kit 764628-B21
NOTE: This option provides support for up to 2 NVMe SFF drives.
This option cannot be used with the Universal Media Bay Kit.
NOTE: The HPE DL360 Gen9 High Performance Fan Kit (766201-B21) will be required
with this option.

3- Does this enablement kit include all kits, cables, PCI card and cage necessary for these hards?

4- Where this kit fits? Is the DVD-ROM replaced by the cage needed for these 2 NVMe disks?

5- I read that these disks are not supported by hardware RAID controller on the server (P440). Am I right? These disks can only be RAIDed in the operating system?

6- What is this Fan kit ?766201-B21 ? (which as read above is required for using these NVMe disks) Is this a single fan or the whole 6 fans in the back of front panel of server? Or it's just a single fan which should be installed instead of one of the fans or I donno maybe beside them?

 

Sorry for long post and too many questions and thanks in advance.

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Pentan
Occasional Contributor

Re: Requirements for using NVMe SSD disks on DL360 G9 Server

Hi!

Did you get an answer to your questions? I'm interested in the same questions now

avenonet
Occasional Advisor

Re: Requirements for using NVMe SSD disks on DL360 G9 Server

and here I am asking the same questions and nothing from HPE

opoplawski
Occasional Advisor

Re: Requirements for using NVMe SSD disks on DL360 G9 Server

I ordered one of these systems with the NVMe 2 Solid State Drive Express Bay Enablement Kit 764628-B21 installed.  The kit replaces the dvd drive and serial port connector (everything above the two drive bays on the lower right).  I presume the kit contained everything needed as everything was connected.  In includes a card that plugs into one of the pci slots.  The devices are NVMe drives and so connect directly to the PCIe bus bypassing any RAID.  Any RAID will need to be done by the OS.  You also need special NVMe drive carriers - these did not come with the kit.