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Question

What is required to split the disk backplane on the Power 750 and Power 755 servers?

Answer

The Power 755 does not support splitting of the disk backplane.

The Power 750 (8233-E8B) disk backplane is split in the same way we split the Power 550 backplane. The following features are required:

  • 3669 - internal cable
  • 3679 - external cable
  • 5901 or follow-on - SAS adapter

Note: The split disk backplane is not supported with IBM i.

Update 1Q2013:  This applies to the POWER7 version of the 750.  It does not apply to the POWER7+ version of the 750.

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