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Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controller

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Dear All Experts,

I have 2 Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controllers that has different size of memory as bellow:

1. (#375-3335) RAID Fibre Channel Controller, 2GB memory, 4 host ports, 133MHz PCI (want to add more on another slot)
2. (#375-3375) RAID Fibre Channel Controller, 1GB memory, 2 host ports, 100 MHz PCl (running)


I don't know whether I can run 2 these controller on the same Sun StorageTek 6140?

Please kindly give advice for this.

Thanks and regards,
Vandy
  • 1. Re: Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controller
    Nicolas Wipfli - Oracle Expert
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    Hello Vandy,

    No you cannot have two controllers with different memory size in the same controller tray. It will not work and the FW will lock down at least one controller, provided that you do not encounter other unexpected problems.

    Regards
    Nicolas
  • 2. Re: Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controller
    heng Explorer
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    Hello Nicolas,

    If I replace 2GB memory controller with 1GB memory controller, so now it's running only 2GB, is it possible?


    Thanks and regards,
    Vandy
  • 3. Re: Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controller
    Nicolas Wipfli - Oracle Expert
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    Hello Vandy,

    This will not work because the 1GB controller and the 2GB controller have different sub-model IDs which are electronic numbers allowing the FW to determine what features are supported with the controller. You cannot modify this sub-model ID, it is modified in the manufacturing. Therefore, you can change the memory but the sub-model ID are different, hence once you insert a controller with a different sub-model ID than the one which is online, the FW will lock down the controller you inserted with a different sub-model ID and it will not be useable. Therefore, I'm afraid that what you want to do will not work.

    Regards
    Nicolas
  • 4. Re: Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controller
    heng Explorer
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    Dear Nicolas,

    I mean I want shutdown Storage and remove the existing controller out and then insert a new controller to another empty slot on storage.

    Is it possible?

    Please kindly give advice for this.

    Thanks and regards,
    Vandy
  • 5. Re: Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controller
    Nicolas Wipfli - Oracle Expert
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    I've responded to your question in the following thread you started:

    https://communities.oracle.com/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=224&mode=2&threadid=570778&aggregatorResults=T578058T570778T568581T574494T565745T572292T569622T568974T568554T564860&sourceCommunityId=465&sourcePortletId=268&doPagination=true&pagedAggregatorPageNo=1&returnUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fcommunities.oracle.com%2Fportal%2Fserver.pt%3Fopen%3Dspace%26name%3DCommunityPage%26id%3D8%26cached%3Dtrue%26in_hi_userid%3D132629%26control%3DSetCommunity%26PageID%3D0%26CommunityID%3D465%26&Portlet=All%20Community%20Discussions&PrevPage=Communities-CommunityHome

    Regards
    Nicolas
  • 6. Re: Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Controller
    heng Explorer
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    Dear All,

    Now I can fix this problem already.

    Thanks you very much for your help.

    Thanks and regards,
    Vandy

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