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Looking for a HP Fibre Channel HBA certified for IBM SAN Volume Controller!

Posted on 2011-03-02
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am looking for a HP Fibre Channel HBA certified for IBM SAN Volume Controller!

- for a HP Proliant DL380G7
- for a HP Proliant DL580G7

the Proliant DL's are not mentioned at the IBM site:
Question by:ro99
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andyalder earned 2000 total points
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HP's HBAs are OEMed from Emulex, Qlogic and Brocade, Looks like all 3 of them are listed there.

http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/reference_guides/HP_Partner_HBA_Support_Matrix_02.pdf is a good cross-reference.

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ID: 35028638
ok, that's great ...

But I do not find the adapters on the IBM site, where the certification has to be mentioned?

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andyalder earned 2000 total points
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Not sure I understand that, the link you posted for the IBM site had Emulex, Brocade and Qlogic boards on it. IBM are hardly likely to list the HP part number, they'll list the generic one plus the IBM branded one. You might as well get generic cards rather than HP branded ones anyay.

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ID: 35037129
IBM listed the HP part numbers for the HP blade servers. Means that the HBA ist certified for the blade server,hp FC HBA and hp drivers and firmware .

but the DL380, DL580 are not listed.

If I use generic adapters, I have the problem on the other side, because they are not certified or supported from hp...

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andyalder earned 2000 total points
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See your point, HP state that they don't support the generic cards although they also say there are no known issues in using them. With blades of course it's a different matter, IBM have to say the HBAs for them are supported since you can't put a generic card inside a blade server.

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