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Why is my RAID1 read access slower than write access?

I have done some simple performance tests and it seems that reading from my RAID1 is slower than writing: root@dss0:~# for i in 1 2 3; do dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sda bs=1048576 count=131072; done ...
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How to create Raid 10 with megacli

I have OpenFiler storage server. Without installing Windows and MSM, I want to create raid10 array from disks 2 to 21. I have already successfully installed MegaCli to OpenFiler but I'm stuck in ...
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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 properly use the the MegaCli command for a LSI Megaraid Secure erase for an SSD?

I tried the following commands but I keep getting a invalid command error. It seems to properly pick up the correct controller, drive slot, and adapter though. I currently don't have a screenshot of ...
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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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How to monitor CacheCade with MegaCli?

I configured the following virtual device for CacheCade: # MegaCli -LDInfo -L1 -aALL Adapter 0 -- Virtual Drive Information: CacheCade Virtual Drive: 1 (Target Id: 1) Virtual Drive Type : ...
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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 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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Migrating RAID6 array from HP SmartArray P600 to LSI MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP

My customer has an external RAID6 array (8x 1TB in HP MSA60 enclosure) attached to HP SmartArray P600 controller. They have now decided to replace the server and the new one comes with LSI MegaRAID ...
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Megaraid storage manager after login, keep loading

i'm install ESXI 5.5 , this vmware has install latest LSI SCSI Driver and LSI SAS Provider. i managed to login into Megaraid Storage Manager, but, after I key in user name and password, it keep ...
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LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i: Disk isn't recognized after replacement

I've got a Supermicro Server with an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i Raid Controller inside. There were 3 Disks attached to the controller which were configured as RAID5 array. One of the disks failed ...
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Getting 'out of memory aborted' on booting

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 ~ 13.10 on my old machine with MegaRAID 9240-8i. Every time I finished installing and restart, the screen just popup out of memory aborted. At first I thought that ...
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running commands on physical drives on different backplane with megacli

So when I run "MegaCli64 -PDlist -aALL -NoLog | egrep 'Slot|state|Inquiry|Enclosure'" to grab a list of disks and their status. I can see a total of 36 disks. The issue is that they have the same slot ...
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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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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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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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I forget to record the physical disk sequence for MegaRAID before transfer. Is there any way to recover.

I was so careless when I send my server for repairing. I removed disks from chassis to protect the data, but I did not record the position sequence for each disk and my raid card failed to build RAID5 ...
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MegaRAID - changing cache policy online

I would like to perform some tests with WriteThrough and WriteBack. Is it safe to change these settings on a production system? The RAID controller doesn't have a BBU so I would like to enable ...
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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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MegaCli: Get the /dev/sd* device name for a logical drive

Let's say I know the drive I want is on Adapter 8, Virtual Drive 0, is there a way to get the Linux device name (e.g. /dev/sdt)? I am on RHEL 6.2. -pdlist displays a WWN value for each physical ...
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How does one cause a Megaraid controller to “re-scan” the devices?

We are using a Supermicro Megaraid card (2208) and we are trying to perform some SCSI operations directly on the drives using the passthrough ioctl. One issue that we have run into is that when we ...
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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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RAID10 Without BBU, With UPS

My datacenter says that each rack has primary and backup power on each rack. I assume this means there is a UPS for each server. Therefore, do I have any need of getting a BBU for the following setup? ...
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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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MegaCLI / MegaRAID Drive Groups

In the MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide it is stated that a Drive Group includes one or more virtual drives. An excerpt from the document is: "A virtual drive is a partition in a drive group that is ...
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Patrol Read Aborted on PD

Getting “Patrol Read Aborted on PD" warning message on MegaRAID Storage Manager. After research I found that Patrol Read and Consistency Check (CC) was scheduled by controller to run at the same time ...
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How to rebuilding RAID1 array on MegaRAID 9260-4i

I have running MegaRAID under Windows 2012R2, the original array has been setup with two 900GB SSDs. One SSD on Slot 1 failed and I replaced it with Seagate 2TB spindle but the controller instead of ...
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MegaCli: when did a drive fail?

Using MegaCli64, is there a way to find out when a hard disk failed? I.e., /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -ShowSummary -aALL shows Connector : Int.Ports ...
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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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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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PERC MegaRAID S.M.A.R.T. Status is not matching smartctl's - looking for clues what's wrong with the HDD

I'm getting strange SMART error from MegaCli on Dell R720xd and PERC H710P with five 4Tb SATA drives in RAID5 /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL gives me some "Failure Seq Event Number" ...
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Enabling Temperature Support on LSI MegaRaid Cards

I've got two IBM ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller cards in two different machines. One reports drive temperatures, the other does not. I am hopping that it is some type of megacli option that I can ...
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Hard disk is not detecting in Intel® Server Board S2600CP

I am trying to install Debian Squeeze 64 bit OS in the "Intel® Server Board S2600CP" server. But while installing the OS , hard disk is not detecting to do the partition. When we search in ...
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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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Megaraid Firmware fault

After building a new server (IBM X3550). Getting error Firmware is in Fault state: MFI register state 0xF0FF2102. -- For this one could not get any help in google. And on the BIOS system setting ...
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SMART with Megaraid under windows

Is there a way to read RAW HDD SMART value that is behind a MegaRaid raid? apparently that is possible with smartmontools under linux, is there something similar possible with windows? Thanks.
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Drive is failing but LSI MegaRAID controller does not detect it

smartmontools reports an increasing number of unreadable sectors on a drive that is used in a RAID1 configuration. I thought that the LSI MegaRAID controller also checks the SMART status of its disk ...
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Online expansion PERC700 RAID6 server

I have a Dell PowerEdge r510, with 5 HDDs in a RAID6 configuration. I'd like to add a 6th disk (and, in the future, more) to grow the hardware RAID configuration. I have a logical volume, in which ...
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RAID: replacing a disk before it fails

We have a RAID 5 setup (Megaraid SAS ROMB) with 4 930 Gb physical disks running as a 2.7 TB VD. Recently (a few months back) we had a drive fail and had to leave it in degraded mode for ages (various ...
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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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Install MegaCli to Monitor Perc 5/i in Nexentastor 3

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i Raid controller that we've already installed Nexentastor 3 Community Edition on. We setup a raid-10 array that and put a ZFS pool on top of the hardware. As I ...
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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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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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Supermicro server with aftermarket MegaRaid

My company gave me a budget to build a VM server, so I bought a Supermicro server and saved some $$ by buying an aftermarket MegaRaid - 8308ELP (I know it's old, but it fit my needs and was cheap). I ...
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LSI MegaRaid - get HDD temperature

Is there any way to get a drive temperature using MegaCLI or any other utility? Like "tw_cli /cx/px show temperature" in 3ware. OS: Solaris x86.
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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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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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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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megacli64.exe manual

Is there any document that explains the command line switches of megacli better than the cryptic output of megacli64 -h ? The machine is an IBM x3650 m3 to which I added three more disks.