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Vernon Cumberbatch
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ibm server

Just wanted to know if i change the scsi drive in a ibm eServer with an ibm scsi, do i need to install controller software. there is onboard controllers connections marked scsia and scsib.
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Steven Clementi
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Re: ibm server

Not necessarily the right forum for this question, but thinking back to my IBM days...

IBM Servers had/have a ServeRAID card, much like the Smart Array Controller in that it is a RAID card.

If you are putting in a ServeRAID card, then you most certainly need to install drivers for the controller. There is also software, like HP ACU to configure your drives. ServeRAID Manager I think it was/is.

Generally speaking, IBM servers did not come with a builtin RAID card. not sure what the deal is today. Without knowing your model though there is no way to look anything up...


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Vernon Cumberbatch
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Re: ibm server

The model# is 5tx. I'm working with an eServer xSeries 232 server.