How to identify the server generation is explained in this article
For the 13th generation of servers
, 12Gb/s SAS Drives were released.
The 12Gb/s SAS drives are supported and validated for use in the VRTX Shared Storage infrastructure to be mapped to 12th and 13th generation blades
On the 12th generation of servers
, the speed of these drives will be reduced to 6Gbs speeds
. There is no reduction on 13th generation of servers.
In order to use 12Gbs SAS Drives in the Shared Storage infrastructure (VRTX) , the Back Plane Expander must be updated to Firmware 2.00
Backplane Expander Installation Instructions
Expander Firmware update is performed by Chassis Management controller for PowerEdge VRTX.
To update the storage components in Chassis Management Controller :
1. In the left pane of Chassis Management Controller, click Chassis Overview
. Then click Storage
. Then click Update
2.On the Storage Component Update page, click Browse
, select the DUP that is downloaded earlier, and then click Upload
The DUP is uploaded to CMC and the Firmware Update Status page is displayed with the following information:
Current Firmware Version
Power cycle the system is required for this firmware to take effect.
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