HP DL360P G8 S Array P420i/P222/External tape drive
Posted on 2014-12-23
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?