are there sas breakout cables and can they be connected to a single B120i controller?
Posted on 2014-08-06
Hi, and thanks for any assist.
I'm managing a souped up Proliant M350e Gen 8 server with RPS and at this point, 4 RAID 1 volumes of various sizes. Two of these arrays are managed by the onboard B120i controller, and the other two by a PCI connected LSI controller. 3 Pairs are in one drive cage, and the other pair is in another drive cage.
I would like to, if possible , control all available disks from the B120i controller. The issue is that there is only one system board (SAS type) input to the B210i controller, an there are three connections coming from the drive cages (2 cable from cage 1 and 1 cable from cage 2). I imagine that's why the LSI controller is currently employed.
Two question are:
1) Is there a SAS type breakout cable to bring all three cage connections to the B120i controller, and...
2) can the B120i controller handle those multiple connections.
Thanks for your insights!