Please excuse my inexperience in this question, but we have never dealt with this model or this card before, none of our LFFs have a RAID card.
1) am I correct in assuming that the nodes are all interchangeable? i.e. I could install one of the nodes with the RAID card and the e5606 in a LFF chassis, and vice versa, I could install one of the L5520 nodes in this SFF chassis.
2) is the backplane on this SFF model standard, or is it specifically configured/reconfigured for the LSI cards? I know it supports 24 2.5" SAS/SATA drives where as my LFFs support 12 3.5" drives (6 vs 3 per blade).
3) again, I apologize for my inexperience, but if the backplane is standard, I can install a combination of SAS and SATA, correct?
4) if I were to REMOVE the LSI card from any of these blades, can I assume I would just reconnect the blue cables to the motherboard, rather than to the riser card?
Thanks for helping someone who is a newb at the SFF model!