Question Installing newer generation HP controller on an older generation HP proliant server?

phaedarus

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I have a Smart Array E208E-P SR GEN10 controller card that I bought to operate an LTO-8 tape backup system.

However, I'm not too keen on dropping 2k+ for a current gen Proliant server for a singular purpose. Would it be possible to install a gen 10 controller on an older gen proliant server? If so, how far back can I go?

HP's official line is that this is unsupported. Indeed, it wouldn't be in their financial interest to admit that even a gen 9 would work if it were possible. Still, I'd like to know if anyone has managed to pull it off.

Thanks.
 

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