Ultra 320 SCSI for Windows 2012 R2
Posted on 2014-10-30
I am in the process of setting up a new HP Proliant DL360p G8 server two HP Ultra 320 SCSI cards, running Windows 2012 R2 that will host Backup Exec 2014. The two HP SC11Xe Ultra320 Single Channel/ PCIe x4 SCSI Host Bus Adapter (sku - 412911-B21) of course would not install.
My disk storage is supposed to be my HP MSA 20, and tape will be HP StorageWorks Ultrium 1840 LTo4, both are Ultra 320 SCSI.
In someones infinite wisdom, someone has removed SCSI support from Windows 2012 R2. I have talked to HP and Adaptec and both concur that they do not have drives in the image. HP says that card will only work with Windows 2008. Adaptec indicated that one of theirs (Adaptec 29320LPE ) might work with a download of the driver ADPU320.SYS. However a search of their support site and Microsoft's support site only turned up a drive for Windows 2003.
Sorry for being long winded, but other than using Windows 2008 R2 for an OS does anyone know of anything else I can do to connect to my storage and tape, and use Windows 2012 R2?
Looks like eventually I need to replace my storage and tape, however that is not in my budget for 14/15.