ProLiant Servers (ML,DL,SL)
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

connect disks to External SCSI VHDCI on DL360/DL380

Tehrani_1
Occasional Contributor

connect disks to External SCSI VHDCI on DL360/DL380

Hello all,

i start working at a new company a few weeks ago. The company has several dl360 G1 and DL380 G2 servers. I have no experience with compaq proliant servers
Yesterday i tried to connect two external scsi disk to the VHDCI controller but without succees.
Afterwards i connected a tape drive without problems.
Is it impossible to connect one or several disks to this interface ?

Thanks in advance

Uli
1 REPLY

Re: connect disks to External SCSI VHDCI on DL360/DL380

Hi there

The external port on the servers is LVD (low voltage differential) You can attach a tape drive(on its own) or you can attach a drive enclosure. You cannot mix a tape drive and a disk array.

If you have an array controller card installed and the second port is not used then I suggest you connect the external drive enclosure to that. Connect the tape drive to the onboard SCSI port on the back

Hope this shed some light

Andre