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How can I reduce LSI raid array without data loss

I have a server with 8x SAS drives attached to hardware LSI RAID controller (MegaCli64) and all 8 drives are configured as single RAID 10 array. I now want to remove 2 drives and replace them with ...
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LSI MegaRAID - Recreate missing RAID 1 array

I have an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i Controller with two drives attached to it with a simple RAID1 array (virtual drive). One of the disks failed (complete disappeared from the system) so I asked the ...
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Failing drive in RAID10 array; which degraded state will be least punishing on performance?

Running on LSi 9260-16i, with 16 SAS drives (Seagate Savvio 15k.2). One drive is getting media read errors, so we're going to RMA it out. Which of these is the least performance destroying option in ...
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Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled, too many inconsistencies on VD: 0

We recently purchased an LSI MegaRAID 9266-8i SAS RAID card to replace a failed card in our NAS. Setup of the card went smoothly, I updated the firmware, set up RAID6 with hotswap, and let it ...
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How to enable SAS-12 on LSI 9361 RAID controller

By default, this SAS-12 controller runs with SAS-12 SSDs at SAS-6 speeds. How to unlock SAS-12?
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What is the proper Solaris 10 (x86) driver for the HBA “LSI SAS3801E”?

The pre-installed driver is called mpt, but there's also one called itmpt and a itmptfc. And then there's mpt_sas. How do I know which one to install? Here's some more info: $ ...
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MegaCli shows “Firmware state: Failed” on new HDD

Here is the part of -PDList -a0 result: Enclosure Device ID: 252 Slot Number: 4 Drive's position: DiskGroup: 0, Span: 0, Arm: 0 Enclosure position: N/A Device Id: 12 Sequence Number: 3 Media Error ...
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Getting an LSI SAS1064e to recognise new drives

I have an IBM x3200 M3 server running SBS2011. This server has an LSI SAS1063e controller (the basic BR10il RAID controller that comes with that system). Already existing was a RAID1 array of two ...
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Why is my RAID1 or RAID10 virtual drive (6 SSDs) not significantly faster than a single SSD?

I'm trying to figure out why the performance of a Virtual drive built from 12 SSDs is not really faster than a single SSD drive. The Server is a IBM x3650 M4, two Xeon E5-2643v2 130W 6C 3,5GHz. The ...
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SNMP agent for LSI MegaRAID does not display updated Temperatures

I have an ASUS PIKE 2208 ( this is LSI SAS2208 ROC ) configured and working with four physical drives. Additionally I have installed the LSI SNMP agent. The agent provides all the data defined by the ...
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megaraid drives are failing to add and giving invalid parameters error

I am trying to add a couple of RAID 5 arrays to my second adapter. Adapter 0 is two disks in a raid 1 which is running the OS. This seems to be working fine. Attempting to add the second array gives ...
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Possible to put larger disks in LSI arrays?

I have a couple of these LSI arrays LSI Model: 0834 LSI Class: 3600 LSI Name: LSI Engenio LSI product name: 1932 LSI Product codename: Mary Jane Enclosure name: Shea (DM1300) End of Life: 31-Dec-2010 ...
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EPC mode on Seagate Constellation using Linux

I need to set EPC mode on Seagate Constellation disks connected to LSI 9690SA-4l controller. This is because the controller is not compatible with the disks unless the EPC mode is set – according to ...
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What to look for when buying a FiberChannel card?

I have a couple of these LSI arrays LSI Model 0834 LSI product name: 1932 LSI Product codename: Mary Jane Enclosure name: Shea (DM1300) End of Life: 31-Dec-2010 but I can't find any information ...
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LSI MegaRaid live conversion from RAID 6 to RAID 0+1

I've currently got a lovely working server that has an LSI 9265-8i RAID card in it with 4x1TB RE4 drives, also running CacheCade Pro 2.0 with 2x180GB SSDs in RAID1. I currently have the main array ...
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Why MegaCli always returns blank?

Similar to this question (MegaCLI always returns blank output) with some differences. I am using perc h710p raid controller on Dell Ubuntu box. I download 1.01.39_Linux_Cli.zip (according to ...
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How to active HDD leds on HP MDS 600 / HP D6000?

I have a HP D6000 (sometimes called MDS 600) storage array, HP DL380p G8 with an LSI 9207-8e SAS adapter. When I am in the OmniOS (Solaris 10 fork), I can e.g. dd to one of the disks, but I don't see ...
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IBM M1115 and LSI 9211-8i IT mode

I have an IBM M1115 RAID Controller. It has 8 Seagate SATA drives connected to it using what I assume is a forward breakout cable (SFF-8087 to 4x SATA). When I power it up without flashing to LSI ...
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Optimal RAID10 configuration for 8 disks and two volumes?

I have an Open-E file server with 8 SAS disks and a MegaRAID 9271-8i controller and I want to configure two logical RAID10 volumes of identical size. One volume has about 66% write access and 33% read ...
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SuperMicro 119-7 - Install Problems 'no device driver found'

I have a set of servers that had Debian installed, and need to have Windows Server 2012 R2. Supermicro 119-7 / 10274-WRFT+ MegaRAID SAS 9266-8i Mount R2 in a flash drive, boot from it in UEFI mode ...
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LSI Raid 5 with 2 disks “not synced”

I have a system with a LSI 1064e SAS raid. The system is not booting, and when I enter the raid configuration utility, It says, that has 2 disc "Not synced". I didn't find the option to resync them, ...
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Corrupted parity in the Raid header

Has anyone here experienced a problem with 'corrupted parity in the Raid header'? We regularly find that a Consistency Check on our Raid 1+0 array detects inconsistencies. It has been suggested by ...
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RAID level confusion (MegaCli vs megasasctl output)

I'm utterly new to working with LSI MegaRAID controllers and I'm confused as to what RAID level I am actually running. My server is equipped with 4 disks, 4TB each and I would like to have them ...
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How to change SAS address on Expander

I have the following setup - two supermicro backplane attached to one controller LSI SAS 9207-4i4e and unfortunately cannot access the disks, during boot there are disks only in one backplane, the ...
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LSI SMC2108 hardware to HBA

I have SMC2108 (LSI controller) hardware controller, which I want to replace with LSI SAS 9207-4i4e (it's HBA - fakeraid). Can I switch the controllers and to access my data (even with readonly). I ...
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Move raid10 from LSI 9750-8i to 3ware 9650SE-8LPML

This is a little risky task I want to try. I have a 4 SATA III disks RAID10 array running on LSI (former 3ware) 9750-8i controller with BBU (read and write cache enabled). In case of hardware failure ...
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Consumer level motherboards that play nicely with large numbers of drives [closed]

I currently have a system with 25 hard drives - 24 for data and one for OS. This machine is built on a budget, featuring a cheap Gigabyte motherboard (GA-990FXA-D3), a four port LSI SAS controller, a ...
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How to perform disk test attached to LSI RAID controller

I have four Seagate ST33000657 SAS drives attached to LSi 9260-4i controller. I want to test them for hw errors and bad sectors, before launching into production. I ve tried SeaTools, but it's not ...
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Correct VHDX sector size in Hyper-V enviroment for a RAID array

What is the correct sector size (which available in Powershell as options, when creating a new vhdx) for RAID10 array with default stripe size? I am using LSI 9271-4i controller and 4x Seagate ...
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LSI RAID: Write cache policy affects read performance?

I have a server with a LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller, RAID-5 with 3 x 2 TB disks. I did some performance testing (with iozone3) and the numbers show clearly that the write cache policy affects ...
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Perc battery shown as missing

I replaced a failed battery in a Perc 5/i. The original and replacements are the same DLU8735 model. I couldn't find any special battery replacement procedures in the manual, so I just turned the ...
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LSI Megaraid 150-6 as regular SATA controller

I have an old but reliable server board that does not have any SATA ports on it. Also i have LSI Megararaid 150-6 (with latest firmware) which i want to use as ordinary "dumb" SATA controller. I ...
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LSI Cachecade Pro 2.0 with RAID10 SSD Cache?

I'm trying to add a RAID10 SSD Cache to a VD by this command: [root@livecd storcli]# ./storcli64 /c0 add vd cachecade type=r10 drives=252:4,252:5,252:6,252:7 assignvds=0 Controller = 0 Status = ...
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SSDs, Hardware RAID, and TRIM

I was told by my datacenter that all HW raid, specifically the LSI 9260-4i hardware RAID controller, does not support SSD TRIM command. My question is, are there severe longevity/speed issues due to ...
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Strange performance issue with Dell R7610 and LSI 2208 RAID controller

Connecting controller to any of the three PCIe x16 slots yield choppy read performance around 750 MB/sec Lowly PCIe x4 slot yields steady 1.2 GB/sec read Given same files, same Windows Server 2008 ...
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LSI MegaRAID Expected Chip Temperature?

We recently built a replicating SAN array from 2x Dell R720XD's, we are using LSI 9270-8i MegaRAID cards with CacheCade 2.0, BBU and Write Back cache enabled. Our cards are showing HUGE chip ...
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How to address a recurring low temperature error seen at every boot-up?

After updating to latest controller firmware, I started receiving the following error messages: LSI 2208 ROC: Temperature sensor below error threshold on enclosure 1 Sensors 5 thru 7 Is this ...
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Should I enable “Patrol Read” on SSD drives?

LSI, Intel and Dell RAID controllers (perhaps others) have a "Patrol Read" feature to try to spot when a drive is failing before it completely fails. LSI seems to disable patrol read on SSD by ...
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Managing battery relearn cycles on LSI and similar RAID controllers

How do engineers deal with RAID controller battery "relearn" cycles? As noted in: What's a "battery relearn" on a LSI MegaRaid?, relearn cycle discharges the RAID controller battery ...
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S.M.A.R.T data from disks behind LSI MegaRAID Controller in ESXi 5.1

I was looking at ways to get S.M.A.R.T info and R/W stats from drives behind LSI MegaRAID controller (9260-4i) in ESXi 5.1. ESXi has a command "esxcli storage core device smart get" to get S.M.A.R.T ...
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Possible to build a RAID 1 with only one drive with LSI 9260-4i? [closed]

I have a LSI 9260-4i RAID card plus 1x 300GB Drive. My issue is I have to ship out the server for the 2nd drive to be installed onsite. Can I configure a RAID 1 with only 1 drive, and plug in the ...
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How to understand the LSI HBA connector specs?

When reading the specifications for the LSi SAS 9206-16e HBA, it says Storage Connectivity; Data Transfer Rates * 16 ports; 6Gb/s SAS 2.1 compliant SAS Bandwidth * Half Duplex 2400MB/s, x4, ...
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Configuring RAID 10 using MegaRAID Storage Manager on an LSI 9260 RAID card

Using MegaRAID Storage Manager 13.04 on an LSI 9260 RAID card, which is the correct way to create RAID 10 using 8 drives with maximum redundancy? There appears to be multiple ways to reach the same ...
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RAID1: Can I do 'write-mostly' in hardware (LSI type cards) so Drive A: 100% READ and WRITE and Drive B: ONLY WRITE?

The Google hammer has failed me, so I turn to this august body for help :-) I'm interested in doing SSD/HDD RAID1 pairs using the principle of 'write-mostly' as available in Linux's software RAID ...
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How effective is LSI CacheCade SSD storage tiering?

LSI offers their CacheCade storage tiering technology, which allows SSD devices to be used as read and write caches to augment traditional RAID arrays. Other vendors have adopted similar ...
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megaraid: Logical Drives at different RAID levels

I am currently using a SuperMicro machine that has an on-board LSI 2208 controller (MegaRAID class). I want to create a single array from two drives and then carve that up into: one RAID1 100GB ...
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Upgrading Firmware on LSI 9211-4i to IT

I've been trying to get my LSI SAS 9211-4i moved over to IT mode. But I cannot for the life of me get it erased so I can flash the IT firmware to it. I've tried using FreeDOS (from the website) and ...
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LSI RAID not synchronizing

There is a HS22 Blade with RAID. I removed one of the mirrored disk, and used it for other, but now I'm inserting it back, but it doesn't sync from the working disk. cfggen shows the following: ...
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LSI 3042 supported with Oracle VM Server

Trying to install an HP DL165 1U server with an LSI 3042 SAS card. I get to the install, selected a language, select a keyboard screens then it asks me for a location for the driver (it doesn't tell ...
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LSI MegaRAID : what does “transient error detected while communicating with PD : -:-:1” mean?

I've got a LSI MegaRAID 9260-16i card running in a server, and it keeps logging the error Controller ID: 0 Transient error detected while communicating with PD: -:-:1 I can't find anything about ...