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VHDCI port on DL380 G3

 
lockhak
Occasional Visitor

VHDCI port on DL380 G3

I am trying to connect a storage works tape enclosure with an Ultrium drive to the VHDCI port on my DL380 and the system does not find the new hardware.
I am running Windows 2000 server.

Any ideas on how I can get the system to recognise the new tape drive ?

Thanks in advance
Kevin
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Hense, Klaus
Valued Contributor

Re: VHDCI port on DL380 G3

Hallo,
the server has to SCSI channels - ohne for the six HDD - one for the extern VHDCI.
When you have the backplane split in 4 HDD and 2 HDD the both channel are for for HDDs and the extern SCSI Connector is not plugged to the system board.
None
(NOTE: The system can be operated in single channel (using either the embedded Smart Array 5i Plus controller or a PCI-based controller) or dual channel (with the first 2 drives on 1 channel, driven by the Smart Array 5i Plus controller and 4 drives driven by either the Smart Array 5i Plus or a PCI-based controller)).
klhe
OlivierLR
Occasional Advisor

Re: VHDCI port on DL380 G3

Hi Lockhak,

Even if you set the server into simplex mode to enable the VHDCI port on the back of the server, a Ultrium Tape Drive should NOT be attached to a Smart Array Controller but a SCSI adapter.

For more information on which SCSI adapter you should get please search for the model of the Ultrium drive and the designated SCSI controller at the following link:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/11473_div/11473_div.HTML#Storage
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: VHDCI port on DL380 G3

You will need another SCSI HBA to connect the tape drive.

Use this matrix to find the correct model:

http://www.hp.com/products1/storage/compatibility/tapebackup/ISS/index.html

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Hense, Klaus
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Re: VHDCI port on DL380 G3

Hello,
It is supported by HP but not recommend to connect on one Channel the HDD´s and on the other channel a tape!
klhe