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I need to move a Bl460c G7 blade to another C7000 enclosure

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I need to move a Bl460c G7 blade to another C7000 enclosure. The server is attached to a D2700 SAS direct attached storage through a 6GB SAS Switches which are also inserted in old C7000. I need to know if the server's RAID controller, the SAS switch and D2700 will retain RAID configuration after I move them to another C7000.
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If you are moving the blade plus SAS switches plus D2700 then in effect you are simply replacing the enclosure which is pretty dumb and doesn't store any SAS configuration so it should work so long as you use the same slot on the new enclosure. It would be worth documenting the drive bay zone groups first, http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c02775487/c02775487.pdf tells how to do that under "Capturing the configuration".

If the blade is going into a different slot than before then there's a bit more work since zone groups are associated with specific server device bays. RAID configuration is stored on the disks so there won't be any problem there so long as the controller can still see them which is down to the switch zoning.
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Thanks, not much chance it would fail.

Forgot to mention that the management IP addresses could change but that's pretty obvious if they're set to DHCP as the OAs in new chassis will assign them.

Also have to make sure that the new chassis doesn't already have other SAS connected hosts in it or they could overwrite each others disks accidentally.
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