Upgrade compatibility

Learn about the supported upgrade paths.

From E2x00 to E2x00

From E2x00 to E5x00

  • Battery: Order a new battery.
  • Vendor ID: Additional steps are required when upgrading from E2600 to E5500 or E5600, or when upgrading from E2700 to E5400.
  • Feature Support: Legacy snapshots are not supported on the E5500 or E5600.

    Legacy RVM is not supported on the E5500 or E5600 with iSCSI HICs.

    Data Assurance is not supported on the E5500 or E5600 with iSCSI HICs.

    E5700 controllers must not be placed into SAS-2 shelves.

  • SAS-3 shelves: E5400, E5500, and E5600 controllers must not be placed into SAS-3 shelves.

From E5x00 to E2x00

  • Battery: Order a new battery.
  • Vendor ID: Additional steps are required when upgrading from E5500 or E5600 to E2600, or when upgrading from E5400 to E2700.
  • Feature Support: Legacy snapshots are not supported on the E2700.
  • SAS-3 shelves: E5400, E5500, and E5600 controllers must not be placed into SAS-3 shelves.

From E5x00 to o E5x00

  • Battery: Reuse the old battery.
  • Vendor ID:Additional steps required when upgrading from E5400 to E5500 or E5600.
  • Feature Support: Legacy snapshots are not supported on the E5500 or E5600.

    Legacy RVM is not supported on the E5400 or E5500 with iSCSI HICs.

    Data Assurance is not supported on the E5400 or E5500 with iSCSI HICs.

    E5700 controllers must not be placed into SAS-2 shelves.

  • SAS-3 Shelves: E5400, E5500, and E5600 controllers must not be placed into SAS-3 shelves.

From EF5x0 to EF5x0

  • Battery: Reuse the old battery.
  • Vendor ID: Additional steps required when upgrading from EF540 to EF550 or EF560.
  • Feature Support: No Legacy Snapshots for EF550/EF560.

    No Data Assurance for EF550/EF560 with iSCSI.

    EF570 controllers must not be placed into SAS-3 shelves.

  • SAS-3 Shelves: EF540, EF550, and EF560 controllers must not be placed into SAS-3 shelves.

SAS enclosures

The E5700 supports DE5600 and DE6600 SAS-2 enclosures via head upgrade. When utilizing a E5700 controller in SAS-2 enclosures, support for base host ports is disabled.

SAS-2 shelves SAS-3 shelves

SAS-2 shelves include the following models:

  • DE1600, DE5600, and DE6600 drive trays
  • E5400, E5500, and E5600 controller-drive trays
  • EF540, EF550 and EF560 flash arrays
  • E2600 and E2700 controller-drive trays

SAS-3 shelves include the following models:

  • E2800 controller shelves
  • E5700 controller shelves
  • DE212C, DE224C, DE460C drive shelves

SAS-2 to SAS-3 investment protection

You can reconfigure your SAS-2 system to be used behind a new SAS-3 controller shelf (E57XX/EF570/E28XX).

Attention: This procedure requires an FPVR. To file an FPVR contact your sales team.