Server HDDs

Hallo to all,

I would like to ask a general question about hp proliant dl380 gen8 server. The motherboard for this server failed last week. And since under warranty, hp decided to give us another board. My question is, when the new board arrives, will the hard drives be slotted into the new board and they will work like the system had no issues? Will the raid work as configured on the old system. It's a smart array, so I believe that the transition will be smooth. Would love your input on this.
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Andy SCommented:
It should simply will work as though nothing has changed.

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Did you have to send the old board back, or have they just literally sent you a replacement one?
If you still have the old board, when you get the new board, you could simply of course, just physically compare both boards for differences.  If it was me, I would even check the individual ICs/chips on the board(BIOS, video etc) for any differences in code numbers, manufacturers etc.
What you could find is that when the new board is installed and you boot the server, Windows (if that's the OS your using), will display messages to the effect that new hardware has been found and should hopefully automatically install the right software.
If the RAID controller is integrated on the board, you may have to import the disk's using the ACU. If it isn't integrated, and you are just going to swap in your original controller, that wouldn't be necessary.
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