RAID tools for SAS5iR
Dave C. Reeve
Dave.Reeve at pnsol.com
Fri Dec 1 07:31:10 CST 2006
I have reciently recieved a PowerEdge 860 with SAS5iR RAID controller.
I have two disks in the machine (SATA) under RAID-1.
What I can figure out is what tools I need to use to monitor the disks!
What I do know is the contoller uses the SAS1068 chipset, and hence is
supported under linux using the "mptsas" driver. I have looked at
http://linux.dell.com/storage.shtml to see if there was anything usefull
there; but alas the SAS5iR is not mentioned (or is it a PERCxxx under
another name?). Under the SAS section (althought the disks are SATA the
controller is SAS) and there is a link to LSI's website.
Unfortunatly I cannot figure out what LSI product my Dell badged product
relates to... (Perhaps next time I will just use software RAID and be
done with it, anway...)
Does any one else have a dell with a SAS5iR controller and know what set
of utils I need to use to monitor it?
Thanks in advance
PS. If anyone from Dell is listening in, perhaps you could call out the
SAS5iR explicitly on your linux support page!
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