HP smart array controller upgrade p800 to p822 and array migration
Posted on 2013-11-01
I have a 5/6 years old server HP Proliant DL 360G5 with an HP Smart Array P800/512 controller connected to two MSA60 enclosures: one with 12 2TB SAS HDD and the other with 12 500GB SATA HDD as main file server. (I also have HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader on the same controller)
I no longer want to maintain the DL360, I plan to purchase a new HP Proliant DL380 G8 with a new controller like the P822/2GB for replacement of the DL360.
My questions are:
1) Is the P822 compatible with my old MSA60 ?
2) Can I add new enclosure like HP D2600 on the same P822 as for MSA60 (on another port) ?
3) Can I move my Array to the new controller without having to backup, recreate array on new controller and restore ? ( I know this was possible in the past between different model of hp smart array conroller, but I have not found recent information for P822)
4) Can i connect HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader to the P822 ?