[OpenIndiana-discuss] Supermicro SC216 chassis with multiple HBAs?
erik at efca.com
Thu Oct 27 02:54:16 UTC 2011
There are several types of SC216A backplanes.
I use the SC216A which then has 6 mini-SAS connectors (4 drives each)
and use that with two LSI 9211-8. Works great so far.
No port expanders there, so nothing that could fail.
And no potential throughput bottlenecks.
>-- Original Message --
>Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:28:02 -0400
>From: Doug Hughes <doug at will.to>
>To: Discussion list for OpenIndiana <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
>Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Supermicro SC216 chassis with multiple
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>On 10/26/2011 7:40 PM, Jason J. W. Williams wrote:
>> Has anyone here tried using two LSI HBAs (9211-8i) in a single SC216
>> chassis? I'm being told there's only one iPass cable off the backplane
>> and so only one HBA can be used...but with the number of folks adding
>> in SATA SSDs it seems like there must be a solution so you don't have
>> to mix SATA and SAS on the same HBA.
>> Any insight is greatly appreciated.
>My integrator is configuring with 3 of the 9211-8i..Either they know
>something, or they don't know something.. But I have 3 integrators
>essentially offering the samething, so I assume they all must know
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