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wali chabi
Frequent Advisor

how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5

Hi everybody!

I have bought the Proliant DL580 G5 server. It come with one backplane and I wish to add the second one in order to increase the number of disk. The only backplane in the server is managing by one smart array:HP Smart Array P400i/256 MB Controller.
I would like to know if I need another smart array before adding the second backplane or not.

Thank you for quick reply.
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sanesh vig
Valued Contributor

Re: how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5

Hi,

How many HDDs are present in the server ?

And how you are planning to add ?


Regards
wali chabi
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5


I have 8 HDD on the server and would like to add 6
wali chabi
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5

Please I would like to how to configure (make the deplyement of the sever)the system in order to activate the two backplane at the same time.
wali chabi
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5

Please I would like to how to configure (make the deplyement of the sever)the system in order to activate the two backplane at the same time. If it is possible send me any docs which can help me.

Thank you
sanesh vig
Valued Contributor

Re: how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5

You can add additonal backplane on this server which will provide support for 8 additional HDDs.

You will have to add another Smart array controller to provide support for additional 6 HDDs

Smart Array P400i Controller
SAS Connectors
2 internal (SFF8484) x4 wide port connectors
wali chabi
Frequent Advisor

Re: how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5

Thank you for your reply

Please I would like to how to configure (make the deplyement of the sever)the system in order to activate the two backplane at the same time. If it is possible send me any docs which can help me.

Thank you
sanesh vig
Valued Contributor
Solution

Re: how to manage the second backplane DL580 G5

I dont think you have to anything special to configure both the backpplane.

Server should automatically detect the HDDs connected to second backplane. However you would have to confiugre these drives in ACU(Array Configuration Utility).