HP D3600 and DL380 G6 or 7


We have stacks of DL360 G6 and G7 Servers and we need to purchase a storage array, the D2600\D2700 arrays have been disconnintued now and the replacement is the D3600\D3700.............will a SmartArray P431 and D3600 Array work in a G6 or G7 Server?
Ian TaylorIT Infrastructure Architect .:|:.:|:.Asked:
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Ian TaylorIT Infrastructure Architect .:|:.:|:.Author Commented:
Could I do this...............

Buy a  HP P2000 G3 10GbE iSCSI MSA Dual Controller LFF Array System (AW596B) with a 10Gb NIC and then present 1 big volume\LUN to a single server? or should I go with the SAS version and buy a HBA card?
andyalderSaggar maker's framemakerCommented:
It'll cost a lot more to have an external SAN+HBA than an enclosure + RAID card. You can of course use a SAN which is designed for shared storage for a single host, whether you connect via SAS, iSCSI or FC.

Smart Array P431 should work in any server that has a PCIe slot to put it in, HP won't certify it though as they don't bother to test old servers.

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