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What Internal Hardware RAID Controllers do Sun/Oracle X86 Systems Use? (Doc ID 1564893.1)

Last updated on JULY 06, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Server X5-2L - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Exadata X3-2 Hardware - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Fire X2100 Server - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Oracle Server X7-2 for Communications - Version All Versions to All Versions [Release All Releases]
Sun Server X3-2L - Version Not Applicable to Not Applicable [Release N/A]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Sun/Oracle Systems utilize a wide variety of Disk Controllers, primarily SATA/SAS in recent models. Unless you happen to already know, It can often be very difficult to tell what controller your system has.
This document will list out which Sun/Oracle X86 systems use what Internal Hardware RAID Controllers, what utilities they use, and where to get software and firmware for them. It will also link to some useful Docs that you can use to help you determine which disk controller or HBA (Host Bus Adapter) you have in your particular system.


While many of the controllers listed may also be used in Sun/Oracle SPARC systems and Storage Arrays (Several of which are based on Sun/Oracle X86 Systems), this document will deal primarily with Sun/Oracle X86 Systems.

All Sun/Oracle Systems have optional External SCSI/SATA/SAS HBA options for connecting various external storage devices. This document will also deal primarily with the Internal controller's only. Internal Disk components and HBA's are supported by the Platform Hardware Teams (SPARC or X86 Platforms), while External disk arrays and HBA's are supported by the Storage Team. If you are not sure what product or what Support Group you need assistance from, please contact the Oracle Customer Access Services (CAS) group and they will assist you.


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In this Document
 How do I tell which Disk Controller/HBA I have in my X86 System?
  Internal SAS HBA's by Generation
 SAS 3Gbps (1st Generation) Internal HBA's (Host Bus Adapter's) for Sun/Oracle Systems and Workstations
 SG-XPCIE8SAS-I-Z  - 8-Port x8 PCI-E 3Gbps SAS HBA
 SAS 3Gbps (1st Generation) REM's (Raid Expansion Module) for Sun/Oracle Systems&Blade Modules
 X4620A  - RAID Expansion Module
 X4607A  - RAID 0/1 Expansion Module
 SAS 6Gbps (2nd Generation)
 SGX-SAS6-INT-Z  - 8-Port 6Gbps SAS2 HBA - x8 PCI-E
 SGX-SAS6-R-REM-Z - 6Gbps SAS-2 RAID Expansion Module (REM)
 SGX-SAS6-REM-Z - 6Gps SAS-2 RAID Expansion Module (REM)
 SAS 12Gbps (3rd Generation) SAS-3 RAID HBA's for Sun/Oracle Systems
 8-Port 12Gbps SAS-3 RAID HBA (Internal)
 8-Port 12Gbps SAS-3 HBA (Internal)
Disk Controller Options by System
 RackMount Systems and Blades
 Telco/ATCA Systems and Blades
 X86 Engineered Systems

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