We have four Dell servers of various models and year. Two of the Dells have LIS2008 HBS cards in them and the other two have Dell PERCH810 cards.
For storage, we have a Dell MD3200 and an IBM V3700 (don't laugh...I didn't pick the IBM).
Interesting thing is, when I connect the two LSI2008 HBA cards to the IBM and the Dell storage, those two cards CAN see the storage on both devices and access it.
The two Dell PERC cards can of course see the Dell storage, but CANNOT see anything in the IBM except the controller.
So, I've confirmed that the LSI2008 HBS cards CAN see both storage arrays but the PERCs cannot see beyond the IBM controller.
Can anyone give me some feedback on why this is?
I need all four servers to see both the Dell and the IBM storage and I'm about to buy two LSI cards but want a second opinion before I do.