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MSA 500 with older DL380 and/or TASKSMART N2400s

Tony Uccello
Occasional Visitor

MSA 500 with older DL380 and/or TASKSMART N2400s

Hello,
I've acquired this project to implement shared storage using an MSA 500 with two TASKSMART N2400s. I have two 4200 HBA, don't know if these HBAs support shared connections to the MSA 500. I tried to use SA532 but they're not bus-compatible. I also have available SA5304s from our other office. Wondering if these will work or what HBA compatible with the TASKSMART N2400s or DL380 G1s are compatible? Any help is appreciated.
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Doug de Werd
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA 500 with older DL380 and/or TASKSMART N2400s

I think you are out of luck.

The MSA500 (I assume you have the G1) only supports connectivity via the Smart Array 5i/5i+ (which are integrated onto the DL380 G2 mother board) or the SA532 (which is not supported on the DL380 G1).

The 4200 and 5304 controllers will not work with the MSA500 either.

Thanks,
Doug
Expert in ProLiant Clusters
Tony Uccello
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA 500 with older DL380 and/or TASKSMART N2400s

I also have an MSA 500 G2 controller.
I believe that it's compatible with an SA6400 series? Can a SA64xx run on a DL380 G1 or TaskSmart N2400?

Otherwise I'm stuck with using only one TASKSMART N2400 without redundancy.

Thanks,
Tony.
Doug de Werd
Honored Contributor

Re: MSA 500 with older DL380 and/or TASKSMART N2400s

The host adapter that works with the MSA500G2 controller is the SA642, which will also not work in a DL380G1.

Sorry.

Doug
Expert in ProLiant Clusters
Tony Uccello
Occasional Visitor

Re: MSA 500 with older DL380 and/or TASKSMART N2400s

Thanks Doug,
I assume that the Multi-path software will work and I can implement a clustered NAS setup.

Cheers,
Tony.