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RES3TV360 Input

Good day,

I am linking a RES3TV360 to the external ports of a RES3FV288 which is linked to a LSI 9460-16i using 2 - 8643 cables. The RES3TV360 has 3 import ports: G, H & I.

Which 2 ports should I use?

Thanks. Cal

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Hello CTowl1,

 

We are going to check on your question and will get back to you as soon as possible. 

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

For firmware updates and troubleshooting tips, visit :https://intel.com/support/serverbios

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Basically it has 9 total mini-SAS ports, but 3 are reserved for input so they would be connected to a RAID/HBA controller. 6 are output time 4 drives each = you can connect 24 drives to it.

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Hello CTowl1,

 

Upon checking with our upper-level support, you are using a non-supported way of connectivity.

 

The RES3TV360 ports are to be connected to a RAID controller and although it could be cascaded or connected to another expander card, it would not be using external SAS ports but internal. 

 

Now, the input ports are to be connected to an HBA or RAID controller. Furthermore, if you are going to connect another expander card, you would need to daisy chain to the RES3FV288 using the output ports: A-F.

 

You would need to get special cables (not provided by Intel) so you can connect from the SFF- 8643 on the RES3TV360 to the SFF-8644 external ports in the RES3FV288.

 

Additionally, can you please let us know what are you trying to accomplish with this type of connection?

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Hi Sergio,

I have successfully daisy chained from a LSI 9460-16i to a RES3FV288 expander then to 2 of RES2SV240 with each fed from one of the external ports of the RES3FV288. I now want to replace the 2 RES2SV240 extenders with one RES3TV360 linked to the 2 external ports of the RES3FV288. The RES3TV360 has 3 import ports: G, H & I.

 

Which 2 of the 3 RES3TV360 input ports should I use?

 

Thanks. Cal

 

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Hello CTowl1,

 

You can use any of the input ports.

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Thank you Sergio. I appreciate the help.

Cal

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Hello CTowl1,

 

You are more than welcome, please let me know if you need further assistance or if we can close this thread.

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Hello CTowl1,

 

I am following your question and we would like to know if you need further help.

 

Best regards,

Sergio S.

Intel Customer Support Technician

 

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Thanks Sergio. No further help required.

 

I had an Intel RES2SV240 expander fail and take out a R6 RAID array. My data was backed up on a separate system. It was one of 2 that I have had in service for about 10 years. My inquiry was due to replacing both of the RES2SV240 units with 1 RES3TV360 . The new extender's installation manual notes 3 input ports but does not specify which to use and in what order. My PC has a LSI 9460 RAID controller that connects to a RES3FV288 with 2 SFF-8643 cables. This expander has 2 external out put port which I had used to drive the 2 RES2SV240 units - one cable to each. I have now successfully daisy chained to the H & G inout ports of the RES3TV360. When connected to my 6Gb\s drives, they were all found. Unfortunately, the previous RAID configurations are seen but not accessible. I am due for new drives so I'll just build new RAIDs and recover the backed up files.

 

If a drive had failed, the RAID could have been recovered. But when the extender went through a period of instability, it took out enough of various drive RAID IDs that the RAID is unrecoverable. A lesson in data back-up redundancy here.

 

Cal

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Re: RES3TV360 Input

Hello CTowl1,

 

Thank you for letting us know this information.

 

We are going to proceed and close this thread, if you have more questions do not hesitate and let us know and we will be more than happy to assist you.

 

Best regards,

 

Emeth O.

Intel® Server Specialist.

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