Hi all, looking to add more storage to my server that’s full of 4 internal drives.
It’s an HP Proliant DL360e 1u with 4 hard drive bays.
I’m interested in getting a disk shelf (Edit : Any recommendations? Does it need to be an HP disk shelf?). How do I hook it up to an HP Proliant Dl360e G8 server? Do I just need to get a SAS host bust adapter, and hook it up to the disk shelf with external SAS cables?
Does the SAS host bus adapter need to be an HP branded one, or are most PCI ones compatible with an HP DL360e G8?
When the sas cable is connected to the two servers, should I get the same raid controller for the disk shelf? Do raid controllers typically come with a disk shelf?
Any advice is greatly appreciated, please keep the wording/terms as simple as possible. I just built my first server and I’m not very knowledgeable.