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Reused of Server Disk and RAM

 
Joel25
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Reused of Server Disk and RAM

Hi,

Sorry Im new to HP Server, can I ask for help with purchasing new servers.
Since DL20 Gen9 is not supported on ESXi version 7, we are planning to upgrade to Gen 10 or 11.

The question is due to budget constraints, can we reused the DL20 Gen9 Disk and RAM?

Is there any risk or problems to be encountered?

Do you know any links or knowledge based that I couls used as reference.

 

Thanks

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Anu_K
HPE Pro

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

Hello,

In my opinion, you can reuse the old parts but those old part numbers must be listed under the supported spare parts list of the server that you are going to buy. You can use the HPE Support Center website at https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/home to get the related articles/documents.

I am an HPE Employee

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hunter86_bg
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

Most probably you will be able yo reusethe disks , but I have a doubt that you will be able to reuse the memory as it needs to be listed in the memory matrix for the new system.
Joel25
Visitor

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

Thank you, I appreciate your response but I could not find any articles that justify that its okay to reused the said parts.
I need also to know what are the corresponding risk of doing this approach.

hunter86_bg
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

In order to identify which parts are possible for transfer you first need to find the relevant HPE documentation.

For example, https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04506831&sfdcIFrameOrigin=null can be used to identify which memory modules are approved on your system
Next you need to find the same document for Gen10 and cross-check if the number of the module is listed.

About the disks, usually if it's a rotational disk (SAS/SATA) and your controller supports SAS disks - it will work, but keep in mind that non-HPE parts could cause the system fans go crazy.
About the NVMEs and SSDs is much more complicated.
ManBha
HPE Pro

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

Hello,

 

Please do refer to the quickspecs of the Gen9 and Gen10 servers to check if the drives can be reused.

However we also need to consider the controller installed and if it supports the drives.

 

Please do refer the quickspecs of the server which will give detailed information and understanding of the drives that are supported on the server.

 

DL20 Gen9: https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=c04834947

DL20 Gen10: https://h20195.www2.hpe.com/v2/getdocument.aspx?docname=a00053820enw

 

Also, the memory module might not be reused. Please do refer the memory matrix for the Gen9 and Gen10 servers.

You can confirm that the memory cannot be reused if the part number of the Gen9 memory module does not match with the Gen10 memory matrix.

 

Gen9: https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=emr_na-c04506831

Gen10: https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-a00036896en_us

 

Thanks. 

 

I work for HPE

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Joel25
Visitor

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

Thank you for all your reply, I really appreciate the support.

For memory I already confimred that its not possible to reused.

But for the Disk I could not find any direct information, Im current reviewing the datasheets.
 
Thank you for all your help
hunter86_bg
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

What disks are you using right now ?
Joel25
Visitor

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

HPE Proliant DL20 Gen9

HPE 16GB 2Rx8 PC4-2133P-E-15 STND Kit

HP 120GB 6G SATA MU-3 SFF SC SSD

HP 1.2TB 12G SAS 10K 2.5" SC HDD HP

HPE DL20 Gen9 Smart Storage Bat Holder

HP Smart Array P440/2G Controller         

hunter86_bg
Frequent Advisor

Re: Reused of Server Disk and RAM

Can you provide the model number ?
I checked the quick specs for gen10 and I don't see that SSD.Yet, if the Controller can also be transferred - then you should just check the controller compatibility.
It's easier of you contact sales team to assist you.