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HP DL360P G8 S Array P420i/P222/External tape drive

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I configured this server through the HP wizard plus had an HP rep review.  I have no idea what to do at this point. I ordered with 6 drives.  I really wanted 8 so ordered 2 more drives.  Total of 8 drives - 2-300gb 6-146gb.  When I go thru the Intelligent Provisioning to the Smart Config, I see 4 drives show up on the P420i and 4 drives show up on the P222.  I opened the case and they have cabled from the drive back plane (drives 5-8) to the motherboard connection.  From the left side drives 1-4 are configured not to the other P420i on the motherboard connection but it goes to the back of the server to what I believe to be the P222 which has the connection for the external tape.  I cant configure more than 4 drives to either controller.  Apologize for my hardware ignorance but it seems the drives 1-4 connector should go to the other motherboard connections.  The cable doesn't have a bent config so I cant try bc the case cover must be on to boot.
Why has HP configured drives 1-4 to the other controller?  I thought I only needed the P222 for the external tape.  Im not sure the expansion tray is actually the P222 but I assume it is.  Even so, the server shipped with 6 drives, I cant configure just 4 drives, what sense would that make?
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mate,

can you take a photos of internal view of that server (to se a cabling) and also view of the back of that server?

Because I understand that You order that server with 6 drives and additional P222 Controller (and it should be installed in that server) and then separate order with 2 more drives. If You order this server with 6 drives and 2 RAID Controllers (P420i which is internal and P222 which is in most configs 1 External Port SAS controller) HP may understand that You may wanna to use both controllers for your server, but I never saw such configuration directly from HP that vendor is connecting internal drive bay to external SAS slot... so not fully understand why they do that, maybe you order via some 3th party distributor that do that?
In other case I will call HP and inform they that there was a mistake in customization of a server and You want normal internal to internal SAS cable to connect drive bay to internal P420i SAS controller.

so give me a photos of a server to recognize the P222 card and that strange cabling.

thanks
NTShad0w
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mate, thanks, but where are the photos?
I'd like to receive a points by serving a solution :P

take these photos, or just give some more feedback.

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NTShad0w
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