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Question

What is required to split the backplane on the POWER7+ version of the Power 750, 8408-E8D?

Answer

The POWER7+ version of the Power 750, 8408-E8D, comes standard with a split backplane. In addition, the 8408-E8D supports a triple split, allowing the six disk bays to be split into three pairs.  This provides disk support for up to three partitions, each partition having two or fewer drives.

The following features are required to provide the triple split on the POWER7+ 750:

  • 1815 - SAS Cable for triple split DASD backplane
  • 5901 - PCIe Dual-x4 SAS Adapter
  • 3679 - SAS Cable (AI)- Adapter to Internal drive 1M

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