We get an HP DL360 G8 with an Smart Array P822 controller. On that controller will come a HP StorageWorks D2700.
Does anybody know, that it is possible to run the Smart Array P822 in HBA mode?
I found only information about the P410i, who can run HBA.
If this is not supported, what you think about the LSI 9207-8e controller? Will this fit good in that setup?
The Hardware we get is used but all original from HP. The StorageWorks has 25 x 900 GB SAS 10K disks. Because the disks are not new I would like to use only 22 for raid6, and the rest for spare (I need to see if the disk count is optimal or not for zfs). It would be nice if I'm not stick to SAS in future.
As OS I would like to install debian stretch with zfs 0.71 as file system and software raid. I have see that hp has an page for debian to.
I would like to use hba mode because it is recommend, that zfs know at most as possible about the disk, and I'm independent from the raid controller.
For us zfs have many benefits, but I think it is not necessary her to discus about this.
In the HP DL360 G8 I would like to connect some sata drives for a second pool. For this I will test to use normal consumer hdds.