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ML370 - P400 - How to connect more than 8 drives in one array?

 
David OBrien
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ML370 - P400 - How to connect more than 8 drives in one array?

We have the ML370 G5 with 16 SAS SFF drives, the second drive cage, and a second P400 controller. I need to create a single array across 12 drives.

Currently, each controller card has two ports. Each port is connected to one side of the drive cage. In the array manager, each controller only has access to 8 drives.

The spec page for the P400 indicates that it can connect to a maximum of 18 drives:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/smartarrayp400/index.html?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

Any ideas?
Is there a way to jumper the cages so that one connection controls all 8 drives?
Is there some type of expander cabling from HP that will allow this controller to connect to 18 drives?

I appreciate any help you may have.

Thanks,
David
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Diogo_Conrado
Frequent Advisor

Re: ML370 - P400 - How to connect more than 8 drives in one array?

Hi David,

Ml370 g5 can be configured with 8 x 146 GB or 16 x 146 GB with optional 2nd SAS drive cage.

if you want configuring an arry with 8 or more disc, you can do it by operation system.

I think it's impossible by hardware ( Smart Array P400) to do this configuration...