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HP 418800-B21 - StorageWorks Modular Smart Array 70 Storage Enclosure User Manual: Installing Sas Controllers Or Controller Enclosures; Preparing The Server

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Installing SAS controllers or controller enclosures

When installing controllers or controller enclosures, be sure to do the following.
Record information about the controller or controller enclosure that will connect to the disk enclosure.
Depending on your deployment, do one of the following:
• For server connect deployments, install one or more Smart Array controllers in the server that
will access the disk enclosure.
• For controller enclosure connect deployments, install or locate the controller enclosure to which
the disk enclosure will connect.
Verify that the controller or controller enclosure is supported for use with the disk enclosure. For
more information, see the QuickSpecs for the disk enclosure.
NOTE:
For detailed installation and configuration information about controller cards or controller enclosures,
see the documentation provided with the controller card or controller enclosure.

Preparing the server

When preparing servers for the disk enclosure, be sure to do the following.
Record information about the server and environment (server connect or controller enclosure connect)
that will connect to the disk enclosure.
Verify that the server, operating system version, and service packs are supported for use with the
disk enclosure. For more information, see the QuickSpecs for the disk enclosure.
Install all operating-system-specific service packs, patch kits, or other required tools.
Install HP system management and monitoring tools, such as HP Systems Insight Manager (HP-SIM)
and the Array Configuration Utility (ACU).
NOTE:
For detailed installation and configuration information about the server or the software tools, see the
documentation provided with the server or software.
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Installing the enclosure

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