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Apple Xraid, use with Ms Windows 2008 on HP server

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I would like to use a spare Xraid on my new Hyper-V SCMM Library manager. It is a Dl360 G5 from HP.
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- a) there is any third party Radi administration utility able to work with the Xraid ? the only RaidAdmin utility I found is the one from Apple, but the release for Windows is very outdated, much older than the Firmware version on the Xraid, and I know from past troubles that the two - Radiadmin+firmware - must be at the same revision level to work reliably;

b) I'm trying to use an FC Card from Apple - really an LSI 7202P - but even if I installed the correct drivers the board refuse to work properly, I always get an error from the device management utility of Windows 2008 server Std 64 bit.

LEast but not least HP does provide and certify only 4 Gb FC boards for the Dl360 G5, any suggestion about an FC card that should work ?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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A standard FC card from the vendor (HP) should work, or any they certify.
The Apple card has Apple-proprietary firmware on it and it is no surprise at all that it won't work in a standard PC.

The Apple RAID at this point is probably getting on in age, you should think about that fact - probably want to fully rebuild any RAID volumes and run the other checks available.

The last version of RAID admin was 1.5.1 as far as I know, which is available here,
http://support.apple.com/downloads/Xserve_RAID_Admin_Tools_1_5_1

DO note that they provide a .zip downloadable version. It's a Java app, and with Java installed
it runs perfectly fine in XP SP3.
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Thank you for your help. If I can't use the Apple - LSI - FC card, my problem is about compatibility with the newer 4 Gb FC cards from HP.

Are all FC cards backard compatible, or I need to use a 2 Gb card to interface the Xraid to my Dl360 ?


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Well, that's a FC question and really not an Apple question :)

As long as cabling has the correct interface at either end, it *should* work (a 4GB HBA connecting to a 2GB device),
but this is dependent on the HBA and is something you really need to get in writing from your vendor (!!) - HP in this case.
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by:Andros66
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Thank you for your help. Excuse me, but I did not realize it was a different question. Just for the records I tried anothe FC card from Apple, an LSI 7202XP, and it works just fine with the LSI drivers and Windows 2003 Std.

Seems like the problem was with the LSI7202P really.


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