Okay, this is so not cool..
kevin.mcmahon at nokia.com
Wed Oct 15 15:32:00 CDT 2003
Clearly I'm part of a mass hallucination of people who think their 2650's crash all of the time. I agree it should be rock-solid. Sadly, it ain't. I have 6 that crash, and I seem to have my fellow travelers.
Still, could be interesting... Cris says he is just using Raid 1 with 2 drives. I'm using Raid 0 across 3 drives on my machines. I suspect most people are using 0 or 5. Is anyone getting crashes who is using Raid 1?
From: ext Cris Rhea [mailto:crhea at mayo.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2003 3:55 PM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Re: Okay, this is so not cool..
I'll mix-n-match with some of the others' comments....
I use a 2650 as the NFS server for our small cluster. I've basically taken the stock
RedHat 9.0 and loaded it with no mods beyond de-selecting things that don't belong on
an NFS server. We ARE using the INTERNAL NICs.
We are also using the internal 3/Di controller in Raid 1 (mirrored) mode for the
2 x 18GB disks to house the OS.
We have a direct-attached PE660 + PE224 array.
The 2650 has been rock-solid. If yours isn't- run the full diags against it and see what
pops up. I have been very impressed with Dell's diags.
We have had MANY problems with the 660/224 though. These were purchased 2nd hand from Ebay.
Dell refuses/cannot sell us a service contract on them (I cannot understand why in this
day ANY vendor refuses to offer a service contract on one of their own products [I'm
talking about a PAID contract, not an freebee extended warranty]).
On the up-side, several Dell Engineers have offered suggestions and after some part-swapping,
the 660/224 seem to have stabilized...
The bigger issue for us is where to go for SAN storage. We have a major investment in
Dell's 660/224 stuff, but that seems to be getting orphaned. I just don't see us
continuing to purchase Dell's SAN stuff since our only upgrade path seems to be
their $$E$M$C$$ partner. Who knows, maybe our sales-critter will surprize us...
Bottom line- a PE2650 should be a rock-solid Linux server.
You're more than welcome to send me yours (BEFORE you chuck it out the window)... ;)
Cristopher J. Rhea Mayo Foundation
Research Computing Facility Pavilion 2-25
crhea at Mayo.EDU Rochester, MN 55905
(507) 284-0587 Fax: (507) 284-5231
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