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VHDCI for HP Proliant DL380 G4

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VHDCI for HP Proliant DL380 G4


I have a problem with the VHDCI port for HP Proliant DL380 G4 server. I has connect the Hard Drive cage with embedded simplex port 2 and external VHDCI port connected to Ultrium 2 1/8 autoloader. By booting up the the server with diagnostic CD I can see the port 1 detected the Ultrium 2 1/8 autoloader but from Windows 2003 server I can't see any new hardware detected.

My question is, can this external Ultrium
autoloader connect to the VHDCI port and how to make it available or detected by Widows 2003 server. For your info both of the scsi port is configured earlier for drive array with duplex embedded scsi cabling and I reconnect with simplex without reinstall the server.
Oleg Mochkin
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Re: VHDCI for HP Proliant DL380 G4

It seems not supported - from DL380G4 QuickSpec: "HP StorageWorks Autoloaders, External: 1/8 Tape Autoloader, 1 autoloader per SCSI channel, Controller - 64-Bit/133-MHz Single Channel Ultra320 SCSI HBA G2". Anyway try to install proper driver (HP StorageWorks Tape and Automation Device Driver Installer v 4.0) and HP StorageWorks Library and Tape Tools.
BR, Oleg.
Michael Richter
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Re: VHDCI for HP Proliant DL380 G4


please read compatibility matrix before connecting Autoloaders or Libraries on SA Controllers

also have a look into the quickspec, which devices are suported on the SA6i Controller

WorldWide QuickSpecs - HP Smart Array 6i Controller

Sure it may be possible to get the Loader running on the SA6i, but if u run into trouble ...

Cheers Mike

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Re: VHDCI for HP Proliant DL380 G4

Automation Devices as already stated are not supported on Smart Array Controllers.