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Looking for someone with a little HP DL380 Gen9 knowledge. In past variations of HP Servers, I was able to take disks from say a DL380 Gen6 server and move them to a Gen7 server and the server would boot with no issue as it got the Raid config from the disks. Then HP decided to change disks from the Gen7 to Gen8 servers but the Gen8 and Gen9 use the same disks. HOWEVER, when I move disks from a Gen8 to a Gen9, the Gen9 can't read the disk configuration and I can't get the server to boot. This is being done in an emergency situation

Controller in a Gen8 is a p420i while the Gen9 is a p440. The Gen9 also has this new UEFI BIOS and not sure if that is being a problem as well.

problem I am having is that the server wont boot when I take disks from a gen8 and put them in a gen9. Trying to figure out why that is. It should work just fine. Have a controller failure on a Gen8 server, so I took the gen8 I am using for my backup server and put the disks from that gen8 to get it up and running. When I took the disks from the backup server and put them in a gen9, it wouldn't boot

  • No idea on your problem but we've moved lots of Gen8 and Gen9 disks between each other without an issue - I suspect it's more of a localised problem than a design one. – Chopper3 Jan 28 '15 at 19:40
  • It's likely a local issue. Can you please post any error or warning messages you've received? – ewwhite Jan 28 '15 at 20:26
  • Also, what type of controller failure are you speaking about? That's not a common occurrence. A gen8 should still be under warranty, so can you resolve that through the normal support channels? – ewwhite Jan 28 '15 at 20:28
  • It "wont boot" is much too vague to possibly be answerable. Please be specific as to what is happening. – Michael Hampton Jan 28 '15 at 21:11
  • this is what I am seeing. Keep in mind, I put the disks directly from a Gen8 into a Gen9 and I turned it on. tdshetler.com/screen1.jpg and tdshetler.com/screen2.jpg – Darren Shetler Jan 29 '15 at 16:58

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