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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, 6Gb/...
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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 technologies;...
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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 ...
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Why is the 9650SE RAID1 not showing the full size of the disks?

This is a follow-on to How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0? I've successively replaced 1TB drives in my RAID1 with 2TB drives hoping that I can grow the datastore I've got in ESXi 5.0. ...
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How can I grow a 3Ware 9650SE RAID1 under ESXi 5.0?

Thanks to this question I've now got my ESXi 5.0.0 (Build 623860) running/booting off a physically enlarged 9650SE controlled RAID1 array. The 1TB drives had been replaced with 2TBs; I'd like to ...
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How to find out the amount of sectors available in a RAID physical disk for replacement?

So, to start with, let me confess I have no knowledge of RAID besides what I read in a few APC mags 5 years back and what the acronym stands for. Everything I know now comes from assumptions and the ...
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LSI 2208 9286-8e MegaRAID controller beeping when connected to 24-bay NexentaSTOR JBOD enclosure

I am getting beeping from the LSI external RAID controller even if I properly shutdown and there is no array re-initialization. Would I be required to use a battery back (BBU) with the LSI controller ...
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No drives showing on LSI 2008 SAS + HP SAS Expander

Followin this guide http://www.servethehome.com/supermicro-x8si6-f-motherboard-review-including-onboard-lsi-sas-2008-controller/ I got myself an RPC 4224 case (They are called Inter-Tech in Europe, ...
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How do I banish desktop alerts on an LSI MegaRAID-equipped Win 2008 installation?

A bit of background - recently we've been upgrading Win2003 systems to Win2008, and all of these servers have an LSI RAID controller card installed. The previous system image had popup and email ...
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LSI SAS 1064E drivers for Server 2012

I have a need to place Windows Server 2012 onto a Sunfire X4100 blade server that contains a LSI SAS 1064e RAID controller (2006). The LSI site only has drivers up to server 2008 R2. I did attempt ...
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LSI RAID-on-chip with RAID6 over two SAS links goes red when HDD enclosure is powered cycled; how to recover?

I have a RAID6 array managed by LSI 9286-8e card. I also have Sans Digital 24-bay NexentaSTOR JBOD enclosure with SAS extender built-in. They are connected to separate UPS devices. Normally, I'd ...
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Possible bad raid card / hard disks (LSI 9261-8i)

I am in a bit of bad spot at the moment, i have a dedicated server hosted by someone else, it has a LSI 9261-8i raid card installed, attached is: 3x300GB SAS 15K rpm disks (in RAID5) 5x2TB SATA ...
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mount hardware raid disk 1 with one disk and no hardware raid controler

I have one of two raid disk (from LSI raid card) There is a way to mount it in a PC and access to the disk without the raid card? Maybe mounting or skipping the first bytes!? Thanks in advance. ...
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All paths down on vSphere esxi 5.1, LSI 9211-8i

Works 100% ESXi 5.1 HBA (LSI 1064e) > 1x SAS2 100GB SSD Doesn't work ESXi 5.1 HBA (LSI 9211-8i IT /IBM M1015) > 1x SAS2 100GB SSD After a few hours of heavy HD load i get: - ...
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LSI 9260-8i w/ 6 256gb SSDs - RAID 5, 6, 10, or bad idea overall?

We're provisioning a new production server for our reasonably busy website. Our choice of host have available a 6 drive configuration with a LSI 9260-8i card. My initial thought was to fill all six ...
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megaraid 8308ELP upgrade Recommendation [closed]

I have a Gateway E-9525R 2U, and I am looking to replace the raid card (an LSI 8308ELP) What I need (in order of necessity) is Vsphere Esx 5 compatibility Dual SFF-8087 (as it has a 6x backplane) ...
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Does the Intel DX79TO motherboard support x8 devices (SAS HBAs) on PCIe x16 slots?

Context: I have an Intel DX79TO motherboard and a Sun SAS3081E-S/LSI 1060E-S HBA card with a PCIe x8 interface. I plug the HBA into my mobo next to my graphics card, and the HBA power lights ...
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Dell 2970 - HP 1/8 G2 autoloader keeps falling off LSI 2032 SCSI chain

I've a somewhat irritating problem with a Dell 2970 that has a HP 1/8 G2 autoloader (the Ultrium LTO 2 model) attached to the Dell/LSI 2032 non-RAID SCSI card. In essence, sometimes the autoloader/...
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How many RAIDs per RAID controller

I am going to build a SQL server and I need to have four independent RAID 10s. I am looking at different RAID controllers to choose from. For instance I am looking at LSI 9260-8I but I cannot figure ...
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LSI RAID monitor reports “Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled”

I have a server with a LSI MegaRAID 9261-8i controller. Recently I started getting alerts like this one: Controller ID: 1 Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled, too many ...
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MegaRAID Storage Manager Error 1920 “Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start.” on Windows Server 2003 R2 x64

I'm trying to install the MegaRAID Storage Manager 8.10 provided by SUPERMICRO, but I keep getting an error 1920 that "Service MRMonitor (MegaMonitorSrv) failed to start. Verify that you have ...
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LSI Storage Manger for Windows PERC H700 Controller

I have a PERC H700 controller from Dell which appears to be a re-badged LSI 9260-16i raid card. I looked in the download link from LSI, but it only has the MegaRaid Storage Manager for Linux. MegaCLI ...
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Difference between LSI SAS3081E-R vs. LSI SAS3081E-S SAS/ATA HBAs

I'm trying to figure out if there are any differences between the "R" vs. the "S" of this SAS controller. As far as I can tell, the "S" is a Sun Microsystems re-branded version. I can't find much ...
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Why has VMWare ESXi 5 slow access to IBM M1015 / LSI 9240-8i RAID?

I am building server for virtualization and wanted to go with VMWare ESXi 5. I configured RAID10 on 4 disks connected to internal RAID controller IBM M1015 (identical to LSI 9240-8i) and installed ...
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Megaware Raid 10

I have 22 disks and would like to create a Raid 10. Unfortunately my raid controller (MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i) is only capable to handle 8 arrays within a RAID 10. Because of that I could only use 16 ...
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LSI 9285-8e and Supermicro SC837E26-RJBOD1 duplicate enclosure ID and slot numbers

I am working with 2 x Supermicro SC837E26-RJBOD1 chassis connected to a single LSI 9285-8e card in a Supermicro 1U host. There are 28 drives in each chassis for a total of 56 drives in 28 RAID1 ...
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MegaRAID SAS 8208XLP

I'm just wondering whether anyone knows if I can use a Debian distro with the MegaRAID SAS 8208XLP controller. Currently at the moment LSI only supply drivers/support for RHEL/CentOS but I was ...
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can't access SATA card config screen on boot, nor access the disks

We've just upgraded our file server using an ASUS P6T WS Pro board, running FreeBSD-RELEASE 8.2 and using zfs to manage 12 WD20EARS disks. Since our 3ware card has been giving us trouble we started ...
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Clear old alarm alerts - LSI raid controllers

When logging into a windows 2008 server, i keep getting alarms for old errors dating 10months back. Is there a way to clear these old alerts? Its for LSI RAID Controller.
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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 configuration....
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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 ...