Smart Array Controller compatability
Posted on 2011-02-11
I have 2 production DL385G6 running a P410/256 Smart Array Controller. The servers have 5 drives running RAID 5. The base O/S is VMWare vsphere4 and running multiple VMs. I am getting consistant latency on the server accessing emails and opening files. I saw a thread that Battery Backed Cache on the controller could improve the latency issue. An option for the servers is a Smart Array P410/512BBWC. My question is will the BBC help my situation. If so can I just swap the existing controller for the new controller and not lose any data or configuration of the drives?