PERC S300 - can it be made to work?

William Warren hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Sun Jun 27 07:25:40 CDT 2010


  PERC s100-s300 are FAKERAID:

http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/Dell_Software_RAID_Functionality_White_Paper.pdf 
<http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/Dell_Software_RAID_Functionality_White_Paper.pdf?dgc=CJ&cid=24471&lid=566643&acd=10550055-1225267-u0t1619549f9fp25549c0s441>

On 6/26/2010 10:59 PM, Rodrigo Trevisaneli wrote:
> Well, I started that thread and DELL told me this board will not run 
> in Linux.
> They will send to me a SAS 6/iR (I guess) as replacement.
> I dont know about this alternative methods.
>
> Here, I was in hurry to put that server in production, so the solution 
> was:
> remove the board, install 2 disks in the Serial ATA ports on the
> main board, and setup a software RAID1 with CentOS 5.5 64.
>
> As I could understand (may be wrong) this board does a Software
> RAID in Windows, so I could not see any advantage in keep this
> board in Linux, since Linux already has built in Sofware RAID.
>
> -Rodrigo
>
>     Message: 1
>     Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2010 21:48:08 +0100
>     From: Duncan Gibb <Duncan.Gibb at SiriusIT.co.uk
>     <mailto:Duncan.Gibb at SiriusIT.co.uk>>
>     Subject: PERC S300 - can it be made to work?
>     To: linux-poweredge at dell.com <mailto:linux-poweredge at dell.com>
>     Message-ID: <4C251608.3050605 at SiriusIT.co.uk
>     <mailto:4C251608.3050605 at SiriusIT.co.uk>>
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>
>     Hello
>
>     Can anyone give me a definitive statement wrt the status of PERC S300
>     SATA controller support for Linux?  I found an inconclusive thread on
>     this list last month:
>
>     http://lists.us.dell.com/pipermail/linux-poweredge/2010-May/042244.html
>
>     and rumour from two months ago that it might be supported by the
>     mpt2sas
>     driver:
>
>     http://www.delltechcenter.com/thread/3474701/
>
>     mpt2sas doesn't support it in the binaries we have to hand, and I
>     can't
>     see how or where in the current mainline kernel source.
>
>
>     I also found people claiming it's hardware-identical to the
>     fully-working SAS 6/iR controller we thought we were getting (both
>     PCBs
>     are marked "UCS-61" and look the same to the untrained eye).
>
>
>     Is there a Linux driver of any kind available anywhere?  A JBOD-only
>     driver that we have to compile ourselves would be absolutely fine.
>
>     Is it possible to re-flash the hardware with the SAS 6/iR firmware?
>
>
>     Cheers
>
>
>     Duncan
>
>     --
>     Duncan Gibb - Technical Director
>     Sirius Corporation plc - control through freedom
>     http://www.siriusit.co.uk/
>
>
>
>
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