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Upgrade B140i to P440/4GB, retain Array?

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Upgrade B140i to P440/4GB, retain Array?

Hello

I have an DL180gen9 with the integrated Smart Array b140i Software RAID Controller.
I have 5 x 4TB SATA Disks in one big Array (RAID 5), with two Partitions (one with 100GB for the System, the rest is for Data from our Backups). 
As this controller is not capable of expanding (which is what I need) an existing Array I'm searching for an alternative.

My question ist now:

- Can I upgrade my DL180gen to the P440/4GB (726821-B21) or P440/2GB (820834-B21)? 
- Can I do this upgrade and migrate the existing Array from the B140i to the new Controller without Data loss, even if the System C:/ (Boot Partition) is in the same Array? Will the System be still be bootable in UEFI Mode as it is now?

Any help would be appreciated!
Thanks in Advance,

Stefan

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Torsten.
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Re: Upgrade B140i to P440/4GB, retain Array?

From quickspec of B140i:

...Support for migration of drives to P-Series controllers...

 

Shutdown, install new controller, boot and install drivers, shutdown again and swap the internal cable.

Finally consider to disable the B140i in BIOS.


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Re: Upgrade B140i to P440/4GB, retain Array?

Hello Torsten

Thanks for the fast information!

I'm still a bit confused about the controller Series, which one would I need for my belongings with SATA Disks:

726736-B21 HP Smart Array P440AR/2GB or 726821-B21 HP Smart Array P440/4G

Also is the Cabling Kit (783007-B21 Cable Kit SAS P840/440) and the Battery (727258-B21always the same ?

Thanks for clarification...!

Regards

Stefan

 

 

 

Torsten.
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Re: Upgrade B140i to P440/4GB, retain Array?

Lookup the DL180 Gen9 quickspec, section options - HPE storage controllers.

HPE Storage Controllers

SAS Controllers

HPE Smart Array Controllers

HP Smart Array P440/2GB FBWC 12Gb 1-port Int SAS Controller

820834-B21

HP Smart Array P440/4GB FBWC 12Gb 1-port Int SAS Controller

726821-B21

HP Smart Array P840/4GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Int SAS Controller

726897-B21

HP Smart Array P841/4GB FBWC 12Gb 4-ports Ext SAS Controller

726903-B21

HP Smart Array P441/4GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Ext SAS Controller

726825-B21

HP Smart Array P440/4GB FBWC 12Gb 1-port Int FIO SAS Controller

NOTE: Includes the HPE Smart Storage Battery.

761872-B21

HP Smart Array P840/4GB FBWC 12Gb 2-ports Int FIO SAS Controller

NOTE: Includes the HPE Smart Storage Battery.

761874-B21

HPE Smart Host Bus Adapters

HP H240 12Gb 2-ports Int Smart Host Bus Adapter

726907-B21

HP H240 12Gb 2-ports Int FIO Smart Host Bus Adapter

761873-B21

HP H241 12Gb 2-ports Ext Smart Host Bus Adapter

726911-B21

HPE Cable Options

HP DL180 Gen9 8LFF Smart Array Cable Kit

725577-B21

HP DL180 Gen9 8SFF Smart Array Cable Kit

725578-B21

HP DL180 Gen9 8LFF Hot Plug FIO Cable Kit

774868-B21

HP DL180 Gen9 8LFF Non-hot Plug FIO Cable Kit

774869-B21

HP DL180 Gen9 8SFF Hot Plug FIO Cable Kit

774870-B21

HP DL180 Gen9 4LFF Non-hot Plug FIO Cable Kit

776447-B21

NOTE: One of the above cables is required to be selected depending on the combination of chassis and storage controller. Cable option kit descriptions include the right chassis and storage controllers names.

NOTE: FIO indicates that this option is only available as a factory installable option. Please select FIO option if you want the option to be factory installed.

NOTE: NHPE server chassis (Mod-x) includes SATA cables required to connect drives to embedded B140i SATA controller.

Optional Upgrades

HP 96W Smart Storage Battery with 145mm Cable for DL/ML/SL Servers

NOTE: This option is mandatorily required with HPE Smart Array controllers. One server can accommodate only 1 Smart Storage Battery that would suffice the requirement of all HPE Smart Array controllers.

727258-B21

HP SmartCache No Media 24x7 Technical Support 1 Svr License

D7S26A

HP SmartCache No Media 24x7 Technical Support Flexible License

D7S27A

HP SmartCache No Media 24x7 Technical Support Electronic License

D7S27AAE


Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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