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HP MSA P2000Open in a New Window

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D2600 4TB disks 693689-B21Open in a New Window

Hi all

We originally bought a BK782A which came pre-populated with 6 x 2TB LFF 7.2K 6G SAS drives.

Now we are looking for extra capacity and would like the 4TB drives .  The quick specs doc I read C04111697 lists all the drives for the D2600 and D2700 from page 21, and they all include a heading which indicates if the disks are for the 2600 or the 2700.  Unfortunately the disks I think I want don't indicate if they are for the D2600 or the D2700.  Can anyone confirm if the highlighted line below (from page 22) will work with the D2600?  Interestingly the first two lines say they are dual port, whereas the last three don't.

Extract from c04111697 v44Extract from c04111697 v44




HPE D2700 JBOD enclosure and Storage Spaces DirectOpen in a New Window

I have been attempting to build a 2 node Windows Server 2016 Hyper Converged Cluster using Storage Spaces Direct.  Each node has a D2700 25 bay JBOD enclosure directly connected through a HP branded H221 card (LSI SAS9207-8E).  Single SAS connection as S2D does not support MPIO.  So, two servers, two disk enclosures.  Server1 has a single SAS connection to Enclosure1 and Server2 has a single SAS connection to Enclosure2.  The two enclosures are not connected to eachother in any way.

When I run the cluster validation report it shows this error:

"Enclosure HP D2700 SAS AJ941A connected to node SERVER1 has the same unique identifier with enclosure HP D2700 SAS AJ941A connected to node SERVER2."

I've done firmware updates using the latest SUM.

Are these D2700 chassis simply not supported by S2D?  In the Microsoft hardware compatibility for S2D it does clearly state "Any direct-attached storage enclosures must present Unique ID".  Anyone know if this unique ID can be influenced?  




H240 PinheaderOpen in a New Window


does anybody know what the purpose of the pinheader on the HBA HP H240 is?

Greetings from Germany.


H240 on a non HP SystemOpen in a New Window

I am trying to make H240 work on a non-HP system.

Hi I can see the card in Device Manager. I can also see during POST initializing H240 but I cannot enter settings. ANy hints? Thanks,


Product is HP H240 Smart HBA Serial 8C370500SN Product No 726907-B21


D3700 with H241 Smart Hostbusadapter - Which mode?Open in a New Window

Hello, We want to connect an existing H241 Smart Host Bus Adapter to a new D3700 with SFF hard drives. A library MSL 2024 is already connected to the H241. The H241 is now running in HBA mode. Can the D3700 be connected with a cable to the second port in the HBA mode? I am aware that then the redundancy of the controller is not ensured.


HP storageworks 2120 alternative SCSI ID's AND AlphaServer device name renamingOpen in a New Window

Hello all,

I am new to this forum so first i would like to send greetings to you all :)

I have a problem , i am building a simple external SCSI storage for an DEC AlphaServer consisting of two drives.

The first drive should be DKA0 and the second DKA100 - this is a mandatory requirement.

I am using he HP StorageWorks 2120 , but the SCSI id's assigned are increased by two from drive to drive.

I mean (DKA0,DKA200,DKA400,DKA600) which is not good for my software needs.

So here comes question number one, can i somehow assign of change the configuration of the 2120 by means of software or firmware update to assign a consistent SCSI id's as 0,1,3,4 so the AlphaServer will assign a DKA0,DKA100,DKA200,DKA300 to the devices.

If the above step is not possible , is there any possibility in AlphaServer SRM configuration to assign a different device name to a specific SCSI id ? I mean :

if the dka0,0,18,0 assigned as DKA0 and the dka200,2,0,18,0 is assigned as DKA200 by the Alpha , can i rename the device name of SCSI device dka200,2,0,18,0 to get the DKA100 name ? This way i will assign DKA0 and DKA100 to SCSI devices dka0,0,18,0 and dka200,2,18,0 from the StorageWorks which will work fine for me.

Thanks all in advance.

- Artiom.


SA P411 + 4 D2700 disk enclosureOpen in a New Window


Is it possible to connect 4 D2700 to a Smart Array P411 with 512Mb cash.

i can't find any documentaion saying yes or not. We can connect 2 enclosures per port,  HPE say 4 enclosure maximum.

How to do it ?






D3600/D3700 Disk Enclosure Mgmt USB portsOpen in a New Window

Good day,

I have noticed that we have some management USB ports on the some D3600/D3700 disk enclosures (1 per controller), these are currently not connected to anything, I can't find any documentation for these.

When connected unknown devices appear 'Quad RS232-HS' appear and if I run the HP Smart Update Manager (7.6.0) no drivers are identified for this.

Does anyone know how I set this up and take advantage of these management ports?




Array Configuration lostOpen in a New Window

Hi Everybody. I have a big problem.

After i attach new storage to serwer i've lost my previous storage. All disk are unassigned and there is no any logical drive. 

I have a serwer on windows 2k12r2, with p812 controller. I have attached D2600 storage (sas) with 12 600gb 15k disk (raid 50 with 2 spare) for speed, and today i try to connect next D2600 (move from other server) with 32tb of data (slower). After i attach this second storage and after restart - i don't see my first logic disk, only unassigned 600gb disks. 

Is there any possibility to restore this configuration? I think only metadata was lost, not entire data?

Thank you very much for your help.



Non HP HDDOpen in a New Window


Please let me know if I want to use non-HP HDD in D3600, which type of HDD should I use?



Duplicate drives showing in SSAOpen in a New Window

bays 1 and 2 show 2 drives in each. All the other bay show up correctly. Does not matter what drives are put into the first two slots, they always show as duplicates. Backplane issue in the D2600?d2600.JPG


MDS-600 will not power onOpen in a New Window

I have a MDS-600 direct attached to a P812 controller on a DL-380P G8 running CentOS.  After a power cut the MDS-600 will not power on and flashes the blue LED's in the front and rear on both drawers of disks.  I have unplugged it and reseated all fans and power supplies, as well as the IO modules.  From the documentation I have read, the blue lights indicate it is in "discovery mode" or thinks a firmware upgrade is taking place.  Any ideas?


Is it possible to connect D2600 to ML310Gen8 v2?Open in a New Window

ML310Gen8 v2にD2600は接続可能でしょうか?

Google Translated

Is it possible to connect D2600 to ML310Gen8 v2?


D2700 Firmware Update to 0150 Temparature Sensor OverheatedOpen in a New Window


I have updated to Windows Server 2016 and use the new HP Proliant SPP to update my Firmware. This has Updated my D2700 with the new Firmware 0150. after this i have a error on it. it says the Temperature is Overheated

External Storage Enclosure Overheating (Temperature Sensor 1, Location Storage, Box 1, Port 1E, Slot 2)

I have a Single Domain Config anf have updated both Controller, all Controller give me this Error or Warning after the Firmware update.

is here a possible issue and can i downgrade to the older Firmware?

Best Regards,
Jan Grimm



StorageWorks D2700 ACU can't see physical drivesOpen in a New Window

hello, I have the same enclosure, although, I am unable to get the ACU to see the physical drives, it sees the controllers, but thats it.

How did you get it configured?  Upon install, did you simply run the ACU and create a volume, and your OS recognized it?  

I can't get Windows to access it from Disk Management, nor can I get any of the utilities to see the physical disks.

Its pretty bad.. I need help..


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D2700 and P411 controllerOpen in a New Window

I seem to have several threads on this issue, but I have yet to get an answer. 

I have one d2700 direct connected via SAS to a P411 controller inside a DL580 G8..  ORCA sees and attempts initialize the disks through the P411, but it doesn't detect the disks. Going through Post, my DL580 sees the controller, and I get message 289-Important. so the ACU sees the controller, but not the disks again.  I have updated the firmware, and changed the slot and cables, but still nothing.   

What am I missing?  

HP has no answers either.


D2700 Array has ALL amber lights on drives, ALL green everywhere else.Open in a New Window

I have an HP D2700 disk enclosure with twelve (12) HP 3TB SAS HHDs installed, configured in RAID 6 as a single 30TB volume formatted XFS.

The array has been working fine but has not been used very much until recently.  Now that I want to actually read and write to it, it periodically fails with I/O errors to the OS (RHEL 7.2). 

When I inspect the enclosure, I see ALL green lights everywhere except ALL the drives are showing steady amber.  If only ONE drive showed amber or red, I would know to replace that drive and let the rebuild process do its thing.  However, clearly all the drives have not failed simultaneously.

If I cycle power on the array, all the drives glow happily green again but the server will not access the drive unless I reboot the (production) server to which it is attached.  If I do reboot it, all is well until I try do do any substantial disk activity on the array, then it happens again.

If I try to get the OS to recognize the drive without reboothing the server, the RAID controller marks it as bad and I have to manually tell the RAID controller at the consol during boot to put the array back online, since it has now taken it offline. 

The manual for the D2700 does not mention this error condition.  Can anyone tell me what it means, if anything else can be done to troubleshoot it (perhaps one drive really is bad, but which do I swap out?), and how to address the issue?

The drives and the enclosure all have been updated to the latest firmware.



Budget Conscious & Safe build out for 50 Users / 100TBOpen in a New Window

Currently I have three HP D2600 filled with 600GB SAS drives in raid 6 that is used for an imaging services bureau (18 million images / 18TB / accessed by 8 people).  I’m in the process of adding a fourth D2600 and 12 more 600GB SAS drives.


My primary capacity is a developer but I also handle all of the networking / infrastructure.  I’m hoping someone with more knowledge can help me with.


Question 1 - These D2600 are rated for up to daisy 4X 2600’s X 4 ext SAS on the P822 controller = 192 drives.  I’m getting nervous having 48 drives on one array.  


At what point do I hit “Too many drives” for a raid 6 (or RAID 60) array?  I have Array controller, 3 enclosures, 6 ext SAS connections as failure points.  Continuing to grow extends my points of failure - can someone help me gauge if these things were really intended to have 100+ drives on a single array?


Question 2 - Tentatively my next build out I need to support up to 100TB, 100 mil files & 50 employees .  The build out needs to start slow (immediate needs) & grow over time. I see three options (keeping things in the HP fold)

A - Keep adding to existing array with 600GB SAS 3.5 drives.


B - Use D2700 / 1.2GB 2.5 10K SCSI drives which will cut down on my enclosures / ext SAS connectors (less likely to fail?).


C - Get two MDS600 - two boxes to put everything in.  (Max 74TB high speed SAS w Raid 60).


But for whatever reason NONE of those options feel safe to me.  Maybe it’s because I don’t have experience running 100+ drives in a single array?  Or it’s actually a horrible idea?


Question 3 - Prior to an upgrade - the imaging department ran a Raid 6 Array using 25 7,200 RPM hard drives in an EMD Netstore (company no longer exists).  It supported up to 15 users doing imaging work.


Can I go back to 7,200 RPM HP Sata drives and support 50 people hitting the array?

P.S. Budget is important.


Configuring StorageWorks D2700Open in a New Window

Hi Everyone,

I purchased a used storage array to provide additional storage for an HP ProLiant DL980 equipped with a Smart Array P812 SAS controller.  The array is an HP StorageWorks D2700 configured with 12 3TB SAS hard drives.

The array starts up fine, green lights all around, no errors.

However, when I try to configure it using the ROM utility included with the P812 controller, it sees all 12 drives but says their capacity is "0.0GB SAS HDD" and won't configure the RAID array using any options I can find.  Meanwhile, the solid green lights on all the drives switch over to a blinking blue.

Can anyone give me some steps I can take to overcome this?  If the array is faulty, I can send it back for a refund but I need to determine that soon.


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