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Best guideline for migration b120i to p410?


rubenbb
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Hi all,

 

I have a HP Microserver Gen 8 upgraded to Xeon E3 1265 v2, 16Gb RAM, SSD 256 Gb on the ODD Port and 2 x 3 TB WD RED disks

 

In the SSD I have an ESXi 6.5 U2 (HP custom image) version installed (driver downgraded to 5.5.088 from 5.5.102) and the WD Disks are in RAID 1 for datastore of vmware related files

 

I just bought a HP 410 Raid Controller with 1gb FWBC and battery 

 

I did read a lot about this subject, I know that isn't possible to be monitored by ILO 4....but I would like if someone can confirm me my thoughts about how to made this migration

 

1) Plug HP410 on the mobo

2) Connect Cable used in the disks WD to the lower port of the P410

3) Connect ODD cable used for the SSD Disk in the upper port of the p410

4) Turn On microserver and enter in the SSA and check if arrays created in the b120i are visible for the p410

5) If is OK, restart

 

Questions:

- I have that to do something for to boot the SSD that has ESXi installation when boot up server?

- Driver 5.5.088 hpvsa will see the datastores on the p410 without no action from my side?

- Must I disable b120i on bios or is possible co-live with the P410

 

It'll be very apreciated the help 

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You need to be sure the server has the latest firmware and BIOS. The P410 also needs to be at the latest firmware. Moving drives or arrays from a B120i to a P series controller is documented starting on page 24:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03326739

You would move the cable from the motherboard and connect it to the P410. For your SSD you need a SFF8087 fan out cable to connect it to the P410 or the B120i. Ports 1 and 2 of the B120i are 6Gb/s SATA, the P410 is 3Gb/s SATA.

The B120i and the P410 can coexist.

 

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7 hours ago, schoondoggy said:

You need to be sure the server has the latest firmware and BIOS.

SPP executed, everything updated

 

The P410 also needs to be at the latest firmware.

 

v6.64 (Lastest) installed

 

Moving drives or arrays from a B120i to a P series controller is documented starting on page 24:

https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03326739

You would move the cable from the motherboard and connect it to the P410. For your SSD you need a SFF8087 fan out cable to connect it to the P410 or the B120i. Ports 1 and 2 of the B120i are 6Gb/s SATA, the P410 is 3Gb/s SATA.

The B120i and the P410 can coexist.

Isn't possible to have connected SSD to b120i and the Bay's discs to p410?

 

Thanks

 

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On 8/29/2018 at 5:23 AM, rubenbb said:

 

Thanks

 

Isn't possible to have connected SSD to b120i and the Bay's discs to p410?

You can connect the SSD to the B120i or the P410. The first two ports on the B120i are faster than the P410.

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