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ldoodle
Frequent Advisor

SmartArray options

Hi,

We have DL185 G5 12 disk and DL180 G6 12 disk servers which are currently used for backup/archival purposes (hence the 100 series).

Without going to too much expense (i.e. total server replacement) we would like RAID 6 + SSD (read/write) caching options on both. DL185 G5 has a P400 controller and backplane with SFF-8484 connectors and DL180 G6 has a P212 controller and backplane with SFF-8087 connectors.

What controller would have 12 disk, RAID 6 and SSD caching support out-of-the-box?

Thanks

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Dade
Occasional Advisor
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Re: SmartArray options

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Dade
Occasional Advisor

Re: SmartArray options

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ldoodle
Frequent Advisor

Re: SmartArray options

This seems perfect. We were actually looking at Windows Storage Spaces but binned that because the backplane only has a single port so we can only ever connect one controller. We still want hardware RAID 1 for Windows OS so being able to do mixed-mode in one controller is brilliant.

Thanks!

ldoodle
Frequent Advisor

Re: SmartArray options

Actually, if using mixed mode for Windows Storage Spaces I won't need any of the 'performance' features (RAID 6/SSD caching) of the P-series. The equivalent E-series will be ok (E208i-p / 804394-B21) which also support mixed mode.

 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: SmartArray options


@ldoodle wrote:

Actually, if using mixed mode for Windows Storage Spaces I won't need any of the 'performance' features (RAID 6/SSD caching) of the P-series. The equivalent E-series will be ok (E208i-p / 804394-B21) which also support mixed mode.

 


Please keep in mind your working with Gen 5/6 servers that have been out of production for 6-9 years  These Gen 10 controllers are desigend to work with UEFI firmware and may or may not work with BIOS firmware and definitely are not supported in the older systems

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