SCSI Hardware RAID Solution suggestions required

Josef Karthauser joe at pavilion.net
Mon Oct 30 17:28:22 GMT 2000


On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 05:11:04PM -0000, Simon Clayton wrote:
> Does anyone use hardware SCSI RAID?  If so what card are you using to do the
> RAID?

We're using:

dougal% dmesg | grep asr
asr0: <Adaptec Caching SCSI RAID> mem 0xe0000000-0xefffffff irq 18 at
device 19.1 on pci0
asr0: major=154
asr0: DPT PM2654U2 FW Rev. 3013, 1 channel, 256 CCBs, Protocol I2O
da4 at asr0 bus 0 target 1 lun 0

with a good degree of success.

FreeBSD someserver.pavilion.net 4.1.1-STABLE FreeBSD 4.1.1-STABLE #2: Wed
Oct  4 16:57:11 BST 2000
joe at someserver.pavilion.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SOMESERVER  i386


Joe

> 
> We have a ProLiant 1600 which I built using the Smart2 (not sure which one -
> 2SL or 2P but I can't remember which one was in at the time!) RAID card as
> SCSI controller although not with a RAID disk set - the problem that I had
> was that FreeBSD 4.0 would build but would fall over at different times.
> Sometimes it would get all the way through the install and then crash on
> boot, other times it would just crash during install.
> 
> We removed the Smart2 and put the disks onto the standard SCSI controller
> and everything works perfectly including the Compaq NetFlex integrated
> 10/100 NIC, hot swap power supplies etc - maybe we should be getting Compaq
> to add FreeBSD to their list of supported OSs.
> 
> So, if anyone can recommend a hardware SCSI RAID card I would be very
> grateful.
> 
> Regards
> 
> Simon Clayton
> Reference Technology Ltd
> 
> 
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