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hp DL380 G8 2 Drive cage control by 1 controller

I have a DL380Gen 8 with 2 SFF hard drive cage. The current setting is cage 1 is control by HP P420 controller and cage 2 is control by the embedded P420i.

Currently my management wants hard drive from both cage to be control by 1 controller.

Could it be done by HP HBA adapter or what is the best way to achieve this?
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sweehan
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Handy HolderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
On previous servers you would add the SAS expander card but it's not supported on the Gen 8 servers so the only supported option would be to get a 25 slot backplane with integrated expander as a spare part since HP only sell the 25 disk model as CTO. The 25 slot backplane also limits it to 115W or less CPUs due to cooling. You can't even take the disks out and put them in a D2700 enclosure instead, well you can but you would need a load of old style caddies.
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sweehanAuthor Commented:
On the HP Gen 8 quick specs, my current setup is recommended settings. I guess Gen 8 the only way for the both cage to control by 1 raid controller is by getting the 25 slot backplane as suggested by andyyalder.
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