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HP Xw4600 - Workstation - 2 GB RAM Installation Manual

Hp xw and z series workstations - lsi 8888 8-port sas raid controller card installation.
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LSI MegaRAID® SAS 8888ELP Host Bus
Introduction
This document describes how to install the LSI MegaRAID® SAS 8888ELP Host Bus Adapter (HBA) in
HP
and xw series Workstations. Procedures are included for connecting SAS hard drives mounted
in hard drive bays and optical drive bays to the Redundant Array of Independent Drives (RAID) controller
card.
SAS RAID controller card
MiniSAS 4i to 4X SATA internal adapter cable (short)
4-Port data cable with 90-degree connectors (long)
4-Port data cable with straight connectors (long)
CD with software drivers and manufacturer's documentation
Hard drive activity LED cable
Installation instructions (this document)
Warranty information
To view QuickSpecs and determine the compatibility of this product with your HP workstation, see
http://www.hp.com/go/productbulletin.
ENWW
© 2007–2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. MegaRAID is a registered
trademark of LSI Corporation. Printed in the U.S.
Introduction
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  • Page 1: Adapter Installation, Kit Contents, Before You Begin

    Warranty information Before you begin To view QuickSpecs and determine the compatibility of this product with your HP workstation, see http://www.hp.com/go/productbulletin. © 2007–2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. MegaRAID is a registered trademark of LSI Corporation. Printed in the U.S. ENWW Introduction...

  • Page 2: Warnings And Cautions

    Warnings and cautions WARNING! Any surface or area of the equipment marked with this symbol indicates the presence of an electrical shock hazard. To reduce the risk of injury from electrical shock, do not open any enclosed area marked with this symbol. WARNING! To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to your equipment: —...

  • Page 3: Removing Components

    Step 1—Preparing for component installation NOTE: Workstation models vary. All illustrations are examples only. Download and install updates Check for available system BIOS updates specified for your HP workstation model and operating system at http://www.hp.com/go/workstationsupport. Install the system BIOS updates, if available. Accessing the internal components of the workstation If you need help preparing the workstation for this installation, consult the removal and replacement procedures in the service guide for your workstation at...

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    Step 2—Installing the SAS RAID controller card Install the SAS RAID controller card into the selected PCIe expansion slot on the system board. Ensure that the card is fully seated in the expansion slot. Close the expansion slot retention clamp to secure the card in the slot. Figure 2 Installing the SAS RAID controller card LSI MegaRAID®...

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    Step 3—Configuring the cabling The RAID controller card can be used to control SAS hard drives located in the internal hard drive bays, SAS hard drives located in the optical bays, and SAS hard drives external to the workstation. The data cable connections for RAID differ between workstation models. To determine the correct connection for your hard drives, identify the applicable HP workstation model and the location of the hard drive being connected in the following table.

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    RAID controller card features There are two selectable connectors on the card. Each internal connector supports up to four SAS hard drives. The number of external hard drives supported by an external connector depends on your preferred external device. One adapter cable—either internal or external—can be connected to each selectable connector.

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    Blind-mate data cable connections NOTE: This procedure assumes that the primary hard drive is located in HDD-BAY-0, and that all internal bays are being connected to the RAID controller. • It is not necessary to connect all internal drives or use all four of the connectors on the MiniSAS internal adapter cable.

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    To connect the SAS hard drive data cables to the MiniSAS 4i to 4X SATA internal adapter cable: Connect the HDD-BAY-0 cable to port 0 (P0) on the MiniSAS internal adapter cable. Match the subsequent HDD-BAY cables to the corresponding port on the MiniSAS internal adapter cable.

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    Standard data cable connections This section applies to SAS hard drives installed in all optical bays and the internal hard drive bays of HP xw Workstations and HP 400 Workstations. If connecting a SAS hard drive, ensure that there is a SAS-to-SATA interconnect cable adapter (supplied with the HP workstation SAS hard drive kit) to the data connector on the SAS hard drive.

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    To connect the first four hard drives: Attach the coupled end of the data cable to Internal connector 1 on the RAID controller Attach the four splitter cables on the other end of the data cable to the data cable connectors on the hard drives To connect power to the hard drives, see the hard drive product documentation.

  • Page 11: External Connections

    For HP xw Workstations, if connecting small form factor hard drives: Connect the first four hard drives to the long 4-Port data cable with 90-degree connectors, and then attach the coupled end of the cable to Internal connector 1 on the RAID controller. Connect the remaining hard drives to the long 4-Port data cable with straight connectors, and then attach the coupled end of the cable to Internal connector 2 on the RAID controller.

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    Figure 10 Attaching the HDD-LED cable Step 4—Reassembling the workstation Reinstall the card support, if applicable. Reinstall the side access panel. Reconnect power to the workstation and all external devices. Restore power to the workstation and all external devices. Step 5—Loading and setting up driver software For instructions on loading and setting up the SAS drivers for use with your workstation, see the manufacturer’s documentation shipped with the 8-port SAS RAID controller.

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    Japanese 日本語 This document is available in Japanese. See http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_manuals, then select your workstation product and select Japanese from the drop down Manual Language menu. このドキュメントは日本語版が用意されています。http://www.hp.com/support/workstation_manuals にアクセスし、ご使用のワークステーション製品を選択し、Manual Language ドロップダウン メニ ューから Japanese を選択してください。 ENWW Japanese 日本語...

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