On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 6:48 AM, Edmund White <ewwh...@mac.com> wrote:
> If you can budget 4U of rackspace, the DL370 G6
> is a good option that can accommodate 14LFF or 24 SFF disks (or a
> combination). I've built onto DL180 G6 systems as well. If you do the
> DL180 G6, you'll need a 12-bay LFF model. I'd recommend a Lights-Out 100
> license key to gain remote console. The backplane has a built-in SAS
> expander, so you'll only have a single 4-lane SAS cable to the controller.
> I typically use LSI controllers. In the DL180, I would spec a LSI 9211-4i
> SAS HBA. You have room to mount a ZIL or L2Arc internally and leverage the
> motherboard SATA ports. Otherwise, consider a LSI 9211-8i HBA and use the
> second 4-land SAS connector for those.
> See: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewwhite/sets/72157625918734321/ for an
> example of the DL380 G7 build.

I assume you bought the controller separately, not from HP, right? Are
there any other parts you need to buy separately? (e.g. cables)
How about the disks? are they from HP?

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