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HP ProLiant s6500 Introduction Manual

Configuring sata and sas in hp proliant sl6000 servers.
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Configuring SATA and SAS in HP ProLiant
SL6000 servers
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Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 2
SL6000 Scalable System ...................................................................................................................... 2
SL6000 cabling options ....................................................................................................................... 3
SATA cables ....................................................................................................................................... 5
SAS cables ......................................................................................................................................... 5
Connector types .................................................................................................................................. 6
SL6000 System disk drive installation kits ............................................................................................... 7
P212 SAS cable installation kit .......................................................................................................... 7
P410 SAS cable installation kit .......................................................................................................... 8
SL2x170z SATA cable installation kit ............................................................................................... 10
For more information.......................................................................................................................... 11
Call to action .................................................................................................................................... 11

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    Configuring SATA and SAS in HP ProLiant SL6000 servers How to Abstract.............................. 2 Introduction............................2 SL6000 Scalable System ........................2 SL6000 cabling options ........................3 SATA cables ............................5 SAS cables ............................5 Connector types ..........................6 SL6000 System disk drive installation kits ....................7 P212 SAS cable installation kit ......................

  • Page 2: Abstract, Introduction, Sl6000 Scalable System

    Abstract This paper provides guidance for users reconfiguring hard disk drives in any of the SL6000 Scalable System server nodes. The SL6000 server nodes are primarily intended for SATA hard drives, but SAS options are available. The hardware required to connect the disk drives depends on the type of server node, the type of drive (SATA or SAS), the drive form factor (LFF or SFF), and the number of hard drives in the configuration.

  • Page 3: Sl6000 Cabling Options

    Figure 1. HP ProLiant SL6000 Scalable System SL6000 cabling options The SL160z, SL170z, and SL2X170z server nodes all have an embedded SATA controller and include SATA cabling for standard LFF SATA drive configurations. Optional Smart Array P212 or P410 SAS controllers are available for each SL6000 server node. Each SL6000 server node disk drive configuration depends on the server node, the type of disk drives used, the number of disk drives to be installed, and the disk drive form factor.

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    Table 1. SL6000 SAS/SATA hard disk drive (HDD) cable options Server Controller ax HDD Required cable kit Required number of node supported SFF disk drive kits SL170z 6 LFF HP z6000 P410 / SAS 4HDD Cable Kit P410 None (PN- 583997-B21) 8 SFF HP z6000 P410 / SAS 4HDD Cable Kit P410...

  • Page 5: Sata Cables, Sas Cables

    SATA cables LFF SATA drives are the default configuration for storage in the SL6000 and SATA cables are supplied with each server node. SAS cables Multi-drive cables connect SAS drives in the various configurations identified in the Table 1 cabling matrix.

  • Page 6: Connector Types

    Connector types To accommodate space constraints, cable assemblies may have unique mini SAS connectors. Figure 3 displays the available Mini SAS connector types for SL6000 server nodes. The Mini SAS connector types are specified to accommodate each server node configuration and are determined by the cable kit SKU.

  • Page 7: Sl6000 System Disk Drive Installation Kits, P212 Sas Cable Installation Kit

    SL6000 System disk drive installation kits Each kit contains SAS or SATA cables with power cables and installation instructions. This section provides example illustrations from some of the available installation kits. NOTE: The installation kits contain the SAS cables for the specific hard drive configuration and the instructions.

  • Page 8: P410 Sas Cable Installation Kit

    P410 SAS cable installation kit Figure 5 is a sample illustration from the P410 Smart Array controller SAS disk drive installation kit. The kit includes Illustrations and detailed instructions for installing SAS cables in the HP ProLiant SL170z G6 server, the only SL6000 server node to support the P410. The installation kit covers all available hard drive configurations employing SAS disk drives and the P410.

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    Figure 6. Connecting the SAS cables for eight SFF disk drives in an SL170z server node This installation also requires the use of the stacked, two drive SFF cage shown in Figure 7. Figure 7. Stacked, two drive SFF cage...

  • Page 10: Sl2x170z Sata Cable Installation Kit

    SL2x170z SATA cable installation kit SATA cable installation kits are available for all SL6000 server nodes. Figure 8 is a sample illustration from the SATA option installation kit showing connection of the SATA cables to LFF SATA disk drives on each of the two SL170z server nodes. This installation requires additional SATA cables included in the cable kit.

  • Page 11: For More Information, Call To Action

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