PowerEdge 650 question ...

J. Epperson Dell at epperson.homelinux.net
Mon Jan 4 11:41:31 CST 2010

On Mon, January 4, 2010 07:18, Alan Bunch wrote:
> I have two PE 650's with the MegaRaid controller.  I want to upgrade to
> Cento 5.4 but of course the raid controler is no longer supported in
> that release.  I can stand to loose the raid controller if I can avoid
> the hassle of compiling a driver.
> The question is: How much of a hassle will it be to just remove the
> controller and use the scsi controller on the motherboard ?  These
> machines only have two drives each.
> These machines are destined to become DR boxes and I can use software
> raid to mirror.

The scsi raid controller for the 650 was the PERC4/SC, which I believe is
supported in Centos 5.4.  I've put 5.4 on PERC4/DC based 2850s, at least. 
The CERC IDE controller fell off the bus a while back, but you wouldn't be
migrating drives from that to a scsi card.

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