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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 can I get an email alert when RAID array is degraded? VMware ESXi 5.0, MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i

We have recently bought a "white box" server to run VMware ESXi 5.0 (we're planning to use the vSphere 5 Essentials Kit). According to VMware's Compatibility Guide, the server's LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Partition alignment on MegaRAID RAID 1 with 4k sector (advanced format) drives

I want to setup RAID 1 (mirroring) on a LSI MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 (1078 chipset) with 4k sector (advanced format) drives. To the best of my knowlegde the controller does not officially support 4k ...
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Measuring SSD wear out behind LSI MegaRAID controller?

I'm trying to find out how to measure the total bytes written (or a percentage of maximum expected, either is fine) for a few RAID arrays behind LSI controllers. The controllers are all LSI MegaRAID ...
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MegaRAID JBOD substitute

It seems that certain MegaRAID chips don't support JBOD (unfortunately). I've read online that to make these controllers act as a pass-through, I should configure the disks in RAID0. What RAID0 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Reset MegaCLI error count

I have a system where MegaCli64 -PdList -a0 shows media errors on one disk. After investigating the errors, I've decided not to take any action for now. I'd like to reset the error count, so that ...
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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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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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MegaRaid damaging disk by set a drive to “Offline”?

I wanted to test performance in a RAID10 with a "damaged drive". To simulate this situation I've set a single drive to "Offline" by using this command: MegaCli -PDOffline -PhysDrv [45:12] -aAll The ...
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Consistency Check inconsistency logging disabled, too many inconsistencies on VD: 0 [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Horrible performing RAID

I have a small GlusterFS Cluster with two storage servers providing a replicated volume. Each server has 2 SAS disks for the OS and logs and 22 SATA disks for the actual data striped together as a ...
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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 - config raid and non-raid

I have this configuration of server IBM X3650 M4 IBM ServeRAID M5110e 300GB x3 SAS (config as RAID 5) 1TB x1 SAS (config as normal disk, non-raid) Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard I would like the ...
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How does LSI MegaRAID actually lay out RAID10 sets?

I'm trying to set up a RAID10 set on an LSI MegaRAID controller. It is unclear to me how the RAID controller will actually lay out the RAID set on the physical drives. Part of the problem is that ...
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LSI Megaraid alarm - clearing hotspare

I have several Supermicro servers with LSI Megaraid controllers, 9266-8i. One recently lost a drive; I replaced it as usual, but it is still beeping on reboot. It is set up as RAID 10 + hotspare. ...
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smartctl & megaraid: how to find the right device node for an adapter #

I can list physical drives on all megaraid adapters using: megacli -PDList -aALL This will display an adapter # for each adapter, and then list the physical drives attached to them. The ...
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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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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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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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MegaCLI Media Error Count

This morning, I just got a Nagios alarm because of: BRUBLUst01:/usr/local/bin# /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -a0 Adapter #0 Enclosure Device ID: 32 Slot Number: 0 Device Id: 0 Sequence ...
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Use MegaCli to reconstruct RAID on Dell PERC 5/i?

I have a RAID 1 + hot spare that I would like to reconstruct, online, into a RAID 5 set. I know this is possible with OpenManage, but I has anyone figured out how to pull this off using the MegaCli ...
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Disk errors Event ID 51 on LSI MegaRAID 9240-8i in RAID 1

I am working on a case of recurrent disk errors. Server is running Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. There are two main disks on a mirrored RAID. There is also an additional drive that is used for ...
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IBM System x3650 M3 - how to expand RAID 10 array

I have RAID 10 array on my IBM System x3650 M3 server - four drives IBM 146GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5". I bought four new drives (also 146GB 10K 6Gbps) because soon I may have problem with free space. Can ...
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SuperMicro Superblade fails to boot from hard drive

Following issue. I have a number of Superblades with LSI MegaRAID SAS 9240-4i cards. One card per server. All of them use the latest firmware (20.13.1-0176) as of this writing (as per the LSI ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...