2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 9, 2012 2:15 PM by jjcrandall

    Dual-Link settings for RES2SV240

    jjcrandall

      Hello,  I'm trying to figure out how to enable dual-link (or link aggregation) for this expander. I'm using it in tandem with a LSI 9265-8i.   I have one connection going from the 9265 to the expander on ports 0-3 and the other on ports 4-8.

       

      the document http://download.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/e93121003_res2sv240_hwug.pdf does not specify how to enable dual link for expanded bandwidth.  the LSI manager only shows connectivity on ports 0-3

       

       

      any advice would be appreciated.

        • 1. Re: Dual-Link settings for RES2SV240
          john_s@intel

          jjcrandall,

           

          You can think of the RES2SV240 as an expander backplane in the form of an adapter card. The RES2SV240 only uses the PCI Express* connector for power (with only power pins connected). You can choose not to plug it in if you supply power from its RA 4-pin power connector.

           

          The RES2SV240 doesn't have any configuration. Either 4 inputs and 20 outputs, or 8 inputs and 16 outputs.

           

          The connected RAID controller configuration utility will be the extent of RAID "system-wide" configuration.

           

          The LSI 9265-8i has been tested with the RES2SV240 so it should work in the 8 inputs and 16 outputs mode, if that's what you're looking for.

           

          Regards,

          John

          • 2. Re: Dual-Link settings for RES2SV240
            jjcrandall

            Thanks John,

             

            The MegaRaid software only seems to show a connection to the expander using port 0-3.  I've heard with the HP raid expander that the last two SFF-8087 ports.  I was curious if the intel card had the same restriction.

             

             

            Thanks again for the info,

             

            Joe