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Now to manage an LSI 9261-8i in vSphere 4.1, or a good alternative RAID card?

I've been struggling with a new VMware server we recently got. Everything installed fine, but I'm unable to manage the RAID card. The built-in monitoring works (kind of), but I need to manage it, not ...
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Upgrading Raid Card - import configuration - Perc 5

I am upgrading my Perc 5 to a Perc 5i (allegedly lets me have hot spares and power management). When I put the 5i card in and connect the drives, it does not recognise the previous RAID ...
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LSI 9211-8i won't boot in KVM

I'm running ubuntu 11.04 with an LSI 9211-8i in IT mode with the latest firmware (10). I'm using KVM with VT-d enabled to pass the entire PCIe device through to the guest OS. I have the device ...
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Why can't add a hot spare in freebsd? Can anybody help me fix it?

Why can't add a hot spare? # mfiutil add e1:s1 mfid0 mfiutil: Drive 1 is not available I found the reason is e1:s1 is marked online, it must be Marked as an unconfigured good drive, and to mark ...
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LSI MegaRaid warning: Patrol Read can't be started

We run a HyperV server on RAID-6 (the OS is Windows Server 2008 R2). The hardware is LSI MegaRaid SAS 8704EM2 controller, with 4x 1TB WesternDigital SATA drives. The server is up & running on this ...
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for ZFS: passthru, I-T mode on LSI 9260-8i?

LSI 9260-8i firmware version 2.0x the controller menu does only have RAID: 0, 5, & 6 Solaris ZFS requires passthrough or Initiator-target mode to get direct access to disks.....how to get that ...
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Monitor LSI 1068e RAID1 mirror status on Windows server?

Assuming that a client has an existing Windows 2008 server with a hardware RAID1 mirror built on an LSI 1068e SAS controller, what is a non-interactive way to monitor the array's status such that an ...
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IBM System x3500 M3 refuses to boot from LSI SAS card if blank SATA drive is connected on mainboard

Have an IBM System x3500 M3 that refuses to boot from the IBM branded LSI SAS card if any SATA drive is also connected to the mainboard. The system restarts itself over and over. No error messages. ...
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Disk wipe preferences

I manage a pool of systems that are loaded with software and sent to potential customers for evaluations which often land sensitive information on the drives. Before shipping them back, they typically ...
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MegaRaid Storage Manager Version to manage LSI 9260-8I through vSphere 4.1?

When I ran vSphere 4.0 I could use MSM 6.05 to manage my LSI card through the CIM provider, it would show up as a server to connect to. Since upgrading to vSphere 4.1 I my vSphere host does not show ...
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RDAC MPP driver erratic path fail-over errors

In my central syslog I can see a some instances ofo the following error from LSI's RDAC multi-pathing driver for Linux. [RAIDarray.mpp]MY_NICE_STORAGE_ARRAY:1:0:7 Cmnd-failed try alt ctrl 0. vcmnd SN ...
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MegaCLI always returns blank output

This server is a Dell R200 running Ubuntu 8.04LTS using a LSI SAS1068E raid card supplied from Dell, I suspect that there might be some kind of RAID issue with the hardware raid built into the ...
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Hard drives continuously failing in Fujitsu RX300 server

We look after a Fujitsu RX300 S4 server that has 6 x 500GB SATA drives in a RAID-6 array, running from an LSI MegaRAID card (built into the motherboard). A couple of weeks ago, one hard drive ...
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Dell Perc 6/i Raid Monitoring on Linux 2.6.32-2x kernels

I am running an LSI raid (Dell Perc 6/i) on my Ubuntu 10.04 server. I want to monitor the raid array but it seems that there is no software for it. The raid drivers are part of the kernel, but I dont ...
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Will RAID 00 give a performance increase over RAID 0?

According to this IBM page, RAID level-x0 allows more physical drives in an array. The benefits of doing so are larger logical drives, increased performance, and increased reliability. So say, ...
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Are PCIe v2 RAID controllers backward compatible with PCIe V1?

I am looking to add a PCIe V.2 RAID controller (LSI SAS 9280-4i4e) to an older Intel server (SR2500) which has PCIe V.1 slots. Does anyone have any experience with using RAID controllers designed for ...
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Very poor SCSI hd performance on IBM x336 with LSI 1030 RAID1

I'm experiencing very poor performance on an IBM x336 server with dual 73GB 15k hard drives on a U320 controller, LSI 1030. We're getting maybe 3.5MB/sec max (per HD Tune utility). It should be over ...
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Is it safe to flash LSI MegaRAID firmware from within MSM on a 'live' system?

When does the firmware actually get reflashed? Next time the server is restarted? I don't want to interrupt services but I'd love to get the latest update out of the way. (It fixes read/writes for ...
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LSI1068E hidden drives after failed raid volume creation

We are using LSI 1068E raid chipset with SAS drives. We had added new drives to the system, and tried to create new raid volume with the lsiutil, unfortunately the creation failed. The problem is ...
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Splitting a raidctl mirror safely

I have a Sun T5220 server with the onboard LSI card and two disks that were in a RAID 1 mirror. The data is not important right now but we had a failed disk and are trying to understand how to do ...
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Monitor LSI MPT disk status

I have some servers with RAID arrays based on LSI Logic MPT chips (specifically the SAS1068E). Currently the only way I'm aware of to get the disk status is to use the lsiutil program and view the ...
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Is it possible to run LSI SAS 9211-8i PCI-E 8 in PCI-E 16 Slot?

I just bought an LSI SAS 9211-8i HBA(Host bus adapter) to use with my new hardware. I realized after looking at the card that it required an x8 slot and my new mobo only x16 available. I keep on ...
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Very Slow Virtual Disk I/O, LSI_SCSI Warning on P2V W2K3 64-Bit VMWare Guest

I did a P2V conversion of a production server (W2K3R2 64-bit) a while back using the VMWare conversion tool. I then installed the free VMWare Server 2.0 product on a Windows server, and am able to ...
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What's a “battery relearn” on a LSI MegaRaid?

Our file server just started mailing us about how its battery backup is draining and it's switching from WB to WT mode and so on. I looked through its logs and found that it is configured to ...
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Severe write performance problem

[Sorry, I tried to stay short but it just was not possible] I'm running Linux 2.6.22.19 with linux-vserver 2.3.0.34 on a Fujitsu Siemens Primergy RX200 S3 for development purpose. Intel(R) Xeon(R) ...