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Smart Array Upgrade/Replacement

TIM TARLTON
Occasional Contributor

Smart Array Upgrade/Replacement

I have a suspect Smart Array 431 controller in an old Proliant ML 530 server (Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000). I'd like to replace this controller with either a Smart Array 3200 or Smart Array 532 (I have both in my stock parts). I don't want to assume anything but is it possible that I might be able to continue the existing array without a restore/rebuild after changing to one of the above controllers?
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Vijay_44
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array Upgrade/Replacement


Yes you can, upgrading to the 532 would be a better choice.


You need to load the driver before you switch, so install the 532, boot off while still connected to the 431; install the driver, swap cables from 431 to 532 and remove the 431, set the boot controller to the 532 (from the ORCA (F8) of the 532), run the SCU to that the system changes are registered and you should be good to go.

Have a valid and current back up!
There’s your problem!!! This thing is set to EVIL!
Mahesh Kumar Malik
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array Upgrade/Replacement

Hi Tim

You can safely do since array configuration is written on disk as well. After replacing array , by running ACU it will update logical drives configurations from disk

Regards
Mahesh