I got two questions about the Dell MD1200 Disk shelf.
Is the only way to update the firmware on the shelf controller is to have the paired Dell HBA/RAID card? if so what dell cards work? i would have to purchase one.
I want to run it in split mode and when i flip the switch only half of the disks show up. in unified mode i can be plugged in either shelf controller and i have swapped them around and it works just fine in unified mode just not split.
i had a MD1000 and used it in split mode just fine by flipping the switch. same HBA card one both shelfs. is there some thing special about the MD1200?