On Thursday 11 August 2005 16:56, Cian Davis wrote:
> Wondering if anyone could help me on this.
>> We're looking at getting a big disk array in our group. It's a
> Fujitsu-Siemens SX30 (we're limited to Fujitsu-Siemens gear). It will be
> a dual channel SCSI U320 array. We were quoted for an LSI dual channel
> MegaRAID 320-2X controller but Debian support for it seems to be
> limited. I'm looking now at an Adaptec equivalent (2230SLP), also dual
> channel. Any idea what the Debian support for either card is? And, in
> particular, monitoring of hardware RAID 5 on it. Adaptec seems to offer
> a Linux kernel driver for it but there's no sign really of the
> monitoring software for non SuSE/Redhat distros.
>> The Adaptec card claims to support Online Capacity Expansion. I'm taking
> this to mean I can extend the size of a RAID 5 volume (for instance) but
> I can't get any detailed help on it without buying the damn card. Am I
> wrong about this idea?
>> I'm looking at getting 8 U320 300GB disks - 7 for a RAID 5 volume and a
> hot spare.
not sure if this is any use - i have an adaptec sata raid card (2810-SA)
the problem with it is that there are no activity led jumpers
so i cannot see if the drives are being used( or even have power). also there
is no (non rh/suse mgmt software).
as the device is seen as a scsi device i'm making an assumption that there are
similar issues with the scsi raid cards.
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