HP DL360 G5 - hardware upgrades

Can someone confirm the maximum amount of Hard drives that can be fitted to the above?
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andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Six internal disks - To support drives 5 and 6, the optional HP Mini SAS 4i 13.4 inch/0.35 m cable [may be] required (PN 399546-B21). Some models have this fitted as standard.

http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12476_div/12476_div.HTML#Storage

You can of course add a SAS controller with external ports for DAS enclosures, e.g. MSA70.

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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Cheers.

Any idea as to how many additional NICs and types of that i can fit?  It has 2x (which i plan to use for LAN) and want to get 4x port or 2x 2ports added for the ISCi SAN traffic....
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
There's a quad port gigabit card, HP NC364T PCI Express Quad Port Gigabit Server Adapter       
435508-B21. Half height and full height brackets are included.
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CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
Re the MSA70.  I assume this is purely an extension to the local storage of the server and cannot be used as shared storage???
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Yes, it's just DAS so as far as the OS sees it it is local disks. (it can be used as an additional enclosure on a SAN but then it's local to the SAN controllers so to speak).
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
So an extension to the SAN which acts as shared storage?

Also according to page 23 of the http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12476_div/12476_div.HTML#Storage link you sent, do you know if we can mix and mathch DIMMS of different sizes?  In our case we have a number of 4gb, 2gb and 1gb dimms,
So for 64gb per host can we have:

PROC1    PROC2
8gb         8gb        
8             8
4             4
4             4
2             2
2             2
2             2
2             2
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
sorry, ignore.  The above is for my dl380g7....
looks like i need to buy 8x8gb's
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
8GB RAMs are the best price at the moment so yes, use them on the G7, and you can mix/match just about anything within reason. Is there a question on EE about it?
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
hmm, c£5k for a set of HP 8gb Dimms for a 360 G5!!!
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
Sounds a bit high - £600 for two at the following link, = £2,400 for 8  -  http://uk.insight.com/en-gb/apps/productpresentation/index.php?alert=categoryresults&product_id=IPEE301521&gclid=CIeAz6-Oha8CFUcntAoddQlf0Q

Seems they are charging nearly twice as much to get them in a pack of 8, so much for bulk discount! Just buy 4 pairs.

hypertec and Kingston equivalents are a bit cheaper. It's supply/demand though, DDR3 are cheaper than DDR2 because they're old and the fabs aren't making them much any more. Pity you can't use DDR3 in the G5.

Mix/match is much less flexible on the G5 than your new G7, have to be in pairs.
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
But i can use the 2x8, 2x4 and 4x2 dimms in the 8x slots in the g5?
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
If I remember correctly you can use any mix as long as they're installed in pairs. http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12476_div/12476_div.HTML#Memory
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