PERC S300 - can it be made to work?
hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com
Sun Jun 27 07:26:58 CDT 2010
I would not expect this card to work reliably due to it being
fakeraid. Take the replacement or get a real hardware raid card form
either areca or 3ware(however lsi now own 3ware so you may have to be
careful there to).
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
> 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.
> 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>
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> 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:
> and rumour from two months ago that it might be supported by the
> mpt2sas doesn't support it in the binaries we have to hand, and I
> 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
> 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?
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