Debian Lenny on R610 with PERC 6/i
Kevin.Roussel at loria.fr
Tue Feb 2 04:34:11 CST 2010
rheilman at echolabs.net a écrit :
> I have dumbed down the config to just root, swap, and home on primary
> partitons. It still hangs immediately after the DRAC. Any other ideas?
> I am going to grab Ubuntu and SuSE iso's just to test. Unfortunately
> the app developer we are working with insists on Debian Lenny. While
> I do like Debian it never has been a great choice for "new" hardware
> Rob Heilman via mobile
Well, I have three R610 servers running Debian Lenny, with PERC6/i.
In my configuration, only '/boot' is on its primary ext2 partition, all
the other ones ('/', '/usr', and so on) is on LVM.
First question: are your firmwares up to date. I think especially to the
PERC6 firmware, and the BIOS. I knew I had problems with my servers,
until I upgraded the BIOS to version 1.2.6. If you have BIOS version
1.1.4 or earlier, upgrading it could tremendously improve your situation.
Reminder: on the last gen. servers, you can upgrade your firmwares
without booting any OS by pressing F10 during the startup sequence...
See http://www.delltechcenter.com/page/Lifecycle+Controller for the details.
Apart from that, the only big difference I can see between your
configuration and mine, is that I use the PERC6/i do hardware RAID level
If the firmware versions are not the problem, and while you seem to be
able to reconfigure your machine from scratch, could you try to
configure your system with RAID-1 arrays (or even no RAID at all) to see
if it eases things ?
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