I can speak to the HP SAS 12Gb HBA’s. We are actively engaged in testing BUT when HP ported the “Smart Array” driver from 6Gb to the new 12Gb cards they left the “lock out” in the fw and driver. Only MSA Arrays are recognized. We do have a build of HBA FW that removes the lock that we are testing but it is not ready. Additionally there are driver changes required on some OS’es to remove yet another lock. The process has been relatively slow working through this with HP.
The 241 is broke with all arrays except the HP array. We are working with HP but it is slow going on their part. We are working every route/escalation point we know of. The LSI 9300-8e card will work but SANboot is restricted with this combination. (HP Server + LSI9300-8e).
We bought machines from one of the biggest server companys and one of the biggest storage companys but their products are not compatible.
You have no chance to build up a supported enviorement.
The Gen9 Server from HPE only supports the H241.
Netapp doesnt support the H241.
So you can only go with LSI but then your HPE Server will not be supported anymore from HPE therefore Netapp will maybe help you 😉
Going with the H241 is definitly dangerous, we just had a DL360 Gen9 running with the H241 where the datstore that is connected with the Netapp froze and HPEs Support answer of course was: "Your problem call Netapp" - case closed.
Unfortunately, as stated on this thread before, the HP H241 has been coded by HP to not recognize any storage controllers except for their own. This is not just a NetApp support limitation. HP has not expressed any interest in modifying this design.
As @IOP-Josh has stated above, the H221/H222 adapters do not have this limitation, but of course are a downgrade from 12 Gb to 6 Gb.
The HP H241 is not currently compatible with NetApp E-Series EF5760, or any other E-Series system. HP places a specific firmware on the H241 HBA, which allows it to only see a single LUN (even in HBA mode) from E-Series storage, and only if that LUN is defined as LUN0. Attempts to work with HP to this point to correct this issue have been unsuccessful, and we have not been able to gain any traction with them yet. HP would need to make significant changes to their firmware to make this card work with any other vendor's storage, and to this point, have been unwilling to do so.
As an alternate solution, we do support the HP H222 and H221 HBAs, although we realize these are 6 Gb solutions and not 12 Gb like the H241 provides.
We don't limit support to specific servers on our IMT support matrix (http://support.netapp.com/matrix). We support any server, provided that HBA installed in the host is one we post support for. Is there a particular HBA you are wanting to know is supported, other than the HP H241? Status has not changed if inquiry is in regards to that HBA.