This has been covered here, but it works. I typically use LSI-9211 and 9205 controller in G6 and G7 ProLiant systems for ZFS use. I usually bypass the onboard controller. I don't use the HP expander card since the LSI cards provide enough ports. That expander card is good for ZFS, though.
See: http://serverfault.com/a/398579/13325 and http://flic.kr/s/aHsjtyfUBB -- Edmund White ewwh...@mac.com On 1/8/13 9:27 AM, "mark" <carne...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> >> On Jul 2, 2012, at 7:57 PM, Richard Elling wrote: >> > >> >> FYI, HP also sells an 8-port IT-style HBA (SC-08Ge), but it is hard to >>locate >> with their configurators. There might be a more modern equivalent >>cleverly >> hidden somewhere difficult to find. >> -- richard >> > >Richard, > >Do you know if the HBAs in HP controllers be swapped out with any well >characterized (by nexenta) HBAs like the 9211-8e or do they require a >specific >'controller HBA' like the SC-08Ge? IE, does it void the warranty if you >open up >the controller and stick a third party card in there? Did you ever try >to >'bypass' the controllers at all and just plug into an expander? I prefer >HP >hardware also but the controller is getting in the way. > >Ill be asking HP the same questions in the next few weeks with any luck >but your >opinion and experiences are on another level compared to HPs pre-sales >department... not that theyre bad but in this realm youre the man :) > >Thanks, >Mark > > > >_______________________________________________ >zfs-discuss mailing list >email@example.com >http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss