I have had a hardware failure (system board) on a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 tower server with 6-SAS hard drives in a RAID5 config (one hot-swap). The controller is a e200i w/BBWC. We have a rackmount ML350 G5 available to us that I would like to migrate over to. It currently does not have any hard drives installed but does have the e200i controller. Not sure what firmware is on either controller.
1. Move the current e200i controller and hard drives to the rackmount replacement server TOGETHER placing the HDD in the same slots they are in currently.
2. Just move the HDD to the rackmount replacement server and use the e200i controller that is already in the rackmount replacement server.
I am a little worried that the firmware is too old or not the same on each e200i controller so I am leaning towards option number one of moving both to the replacement server.
Looking for any experienced user knowledge/thoughts on my plan.