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HPE SAS Expander Card - Installing Card


This document provides general installation and configuration information for an HPE SAS Expander Card in a supported ProLiant server.

The HPE SAS Expander Card connects to an HPE Smart Array P410Controller or an HPE Smart Array P410i Controller and supports up to24 internal drive bays and an external tape drive connection.


Installation requirements

For the HPE SAS Expander to function properly and fully, observe the following requirements:

  • Cache availability - A cache module must be installed on the Smart Array P410 or P410i Controller.

  • Latest firmware - Confirm that you have the latest firmware installed. Click here to download the latest firmware .


Installing the HPE SAS Expander card

Follow the instructions to install HPE SAS Expander card:

  1. Install the plastic bracket (optional):

    1. Install the plastic bracket on the expander card.

    2. Install the plastic rivets through the rear of the expander card.

  2. Connect the cables provided in the kit to the expander card.

  3. Route the cables through the cable management loops on the bracket, if installed.

  4. Install the expander card.

    NOTE: Cables connected to Port 2C through Port7C must be the same length.
  5. Connect the cables.

    Expander card connector
    Server connector
    Port 1C (external connector)
    HPE external tape device
    Port 2C - Port 7C
    Hard drive backplanes
    Port 8C
    Controller port 1
    Port 9C
    Controller port 2

Click here to access the issue during installation (Cabling) page for HPE SAS expander card .

Click here to access HPE SAS Expander Card Installation Instructions .


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