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Raid controller is a device to manage physical disks

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How can i test my SAS Controller card? [closed]

I am in need of testing my Dell SAS Controller card. I am seeing too many errors on a Raidz2 installation, since last July, than to possibly be true. Its as if one drive after another keeps spinning-...
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nagios check_raid, megacli reporting wrong disk capacity, volume info on C240M5 Cisco 12G Modular Raid Controller [SAS3516]. TOSHIBA MG06SCA800A

nagios raid_check for new CiscoC240M5 with Cisco 12G Modular Raid Controller SAS3516 was failing. For now I've modified check_raid to skip over the volume check part, checking only the physical drives ...
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Raid controller can't erase RAID config

I bought a Dell PowerEdge T320 that came with 2 1TB HDD and I just ordered 6 more used 3TB HDD. When setting up an array I'm able to see the original 2 HDD that came with the server but the 6 used ...
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Understanding smart atrributes for SAS drives behind raid controller

I have Dell Poweredge machines that run esxi 6.5. I need to monitor the health of the disks that are behind perc raid controller. I have installed perccli. I also want to get the smart parameters of ...
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Windows Server crash with multiple RAID controllers

I have 4 controllers on Proliant DL580 G7: P410i, LSI9261, P812, P410.After adding last two or one OS (Windows Server) started to crash. Eliminating last two helped (disabling them in RBSU). But I ...
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Replace SAS disk for HP ProLiant 380DL Raid1

I have HP Proliant Server 380DL G9 with 5 SAS disks, (2 disks for raid 1,also 2 disks raid 1 and the last one is raid 0) one of the disks in the 1st raid 1 is flashing orange, so its recommended to ...
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Adding SAS/RAID controller disables network ports. Why?

I've built a NAS that has been running well for months. I recently decided to add a LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260CV-8i L3-25377-02B 8 Port 6GB/S SAS RAID Controller to it with a couple of additional 12TB HHDs ...
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What's the difference between a HP P420i (2GB FBWC) and a HP p822 (2GB FBWC) Raid

I am looking to buy a HP ProLiant DL380p Gen8 2U 12x 3.5 (LFF) server and one of the configuration options I am being offered is whether it comes with an HP P420i or a HP p822 Raid Controller. ...
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All disks show as Unconfigured Bad (UBAD) on RAID controller

Before starting, I will say I would appreciate help but really I need to hear from someone that has experienced this issue and how they solved it because the obvious and go to solutions are not ...
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What is meant by outstanding IO request in a host controller (e.g. HBA/RAID card)

In context of a host controller (HBA/RAID card) which sends IO traffic to SAS/SATA drives which are part of logical volume - so in such setup, generally I hear a term "Outstanding commands". I did got ...
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Proliant DL180G6, RAID controller: centos installation shows phisycal disks, not logical drive

I am installing centos 7 on Proliant DL180g6, with the logical drive. I have 3 disks, with one RAID 1 arrays. I see the logical drive on the controller but I can't see that on installation centos. ...
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How to disable redundant path warning for a d2600 with 12 HP SATA drives?

Have a HP p822 RAID controller with FirmWare 8.32 cabled to a HPE d2600 with 12 x 4TB SATA drives in RAID60. These are not dual-port SAS drives, but 4TB SATA drives so there is only one pathway to ...
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HP P840 HDD RAID 5 many strange drive failures

I've been using a RAID5 HDD storage (8x6TB) at my HP P840 for like 2 years now and it has always had unusually many drive failures. Everything was good for half a year, but now drives are failing in a ...
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System slowdown by RAID controller fading away?

May system runs on a RAID 5 on a RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] (rev 05) Since about a week the system becomes very slow. I get messages on the commant ...
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Replace H330 with H730 controller in Dell T130 server

We carelessly sold a Dell T130 server with a H330 controller to a customer who wanted an as cheap as possible soultion. Due to performace issues he is asking now to replace the H330 controller with ...
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Drop-in replacement of Dell H330 controller with H730(P)

I am (slowly) upgrading some Dell servers. One of these has a H330 PERC controller which is quite slow (no cache, etc.). So I'm considering upgrading it to a H730P. It is a secondary server with two ...
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Are SAS expanders compatible?

At the office we have an Intel Modular Server (v2 I think), and we're running low on storage space (all drive bays filled, and we're only using 3 compute modules on this thing). As far as I'm reading ...
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Why would one need a SAS-SATA controller card?

These are used in servers and NAS devices. But why would it really be necessary? Is it mostly to offload the RAID management and calculations to a different CPU than the one from the machine? Or does ...
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Smart Array P822 with HBA Mode?

We get an HP DL360 G8 with an Smart Array P822 controller. On that controller will come a HP StorageWorks D2700. Does anybody know, that it is possible to run the Smart Array P822 in HBA mode? I ...
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Connect Tape Drive to H330

I'm re-purposing a Dell T430 server. It has an H730 connected to some disks for the OS and storage. It also has an H330, which I'm trying to use to connect an older Tandberg HH LTO4 tape drive. ...
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Adaptec 52445 RAID controller error 418: Bad block discovered, but which drive?

I started getting emails from this old controller last week, but they're not very descriptive: May 17, 2017 4:58:32 AM MDT WRN 418:A01C-S--L-- REDACTED_SERVER_NAME Bad Block discovered: ...
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Write performance issues with SSD RAID 10 on P840/4gb fbwc

I have a new system with 4x512GB Samsung SSD 850 in a RAID10 array using P840/4gb fbwc RAID controller. When i download a file from network (10 Gbit/s) write speed is not that good. I tried ...
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HP ProLiant DL380 G5 - Use without Raid Controller?

I have just acquired a ProLiant DL380 G5 server and I need to use the pcie slots so I want to remove the raid controller. Problem is I can't find any connector on the motherboard that I can connect ...
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LSI MegaRaid SAS 9271-4i - "Upgrade Key Missing" after 2012R2 update

We have a ZealBox server 2012R2 with Supermicro mainboard and an attached LSI MegaRaid SAS 9271-4i controller running a RAID 1. After a normal Windows Update and a following attempt to reboot, the ...
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Updating Raid Controller

I have a raid controller, LSI MegaRaid 8888ELP. This is an old 2008 raid controller that only supports 2TB drives. I have 3TB drives attached to it and I am just not using the extra space because I do ...
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How to get the raid controller make and model on a IBM Server?

I currently have a IBM IBM eserver xSeries 346 with Windows Server and according to device manager it has a IBM eserver xSeries 346 IBM ServerRaid 7k controller. How can I get the make and model? to ...
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ProLiant DL360p Gen8 + P421 + D2700 enclosure + hpsa - not seeing logical disk device (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have inherited a ProLiant DL360p Gen8 with two Smart Array controllers: # lspci -d '103c:323b' -k 02:00.0 RAID bus controller: Hewlett-Packard Company Smart Array Gen8 Controllers (rev 01) ...
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HP DL380 G4 smart array controller error

i have one HP server Proliant DL380 G4 with an error at bios post when he try to verify the smart array controller. Error is: 1783-Slot 0 array controller is in lock up state due to a hardware ...
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Hardware raid, LVM and KVM cache policy

I have a question about right cache policy for KVM using LVM and hardware raid-controller. So from the bottom: 1. We have LSI RAID controller 9260, 512Mb cache and BBU. Later we also will have ...
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LSI HBA cards - span a virtual drive across two RAID controllers

I am able to create a virtual drive on one of the RAID controllers, but that virtual drive is isolated to that RAID controller. I setup four (4) eval RAID cards: LSI MegaRAID SAS 9271-8iCC + ...
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Install CentOS 7 on HP dl120 gen9 server with b140i raid controller

I'm trying to install CentOS 7 on a HP DL120 gen 9 server with a b140i controller. I have 4 1TB HDD setup in a raid 1+0 and the CentOS installer doesn't seem to recognize the logical drive created ...
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Intel RAID controller cannot open BIOS and doesn't recognize hard drives

I recently bought a second-hand Intel RAID controller (SRCSASLS4I) for my Ubuntu server setup (YunoHost actually). I connected 3 hard drives that had previously been used for a software RAID (I did ...
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Identify which drives belong to a specific HP RAID 5 Group

A total of 32 drives were removed from x4 decommissioned HP DL380 G6 servers (eight per server). The setup of the eight drives per host was into two RAID Groups: RAID 1 = SLOT 1, 2 = ESXi OS RAID 5 = ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Slow File Copy

I recently installed Windows Standard Server 2008 R2 with SP1 on an HP Proliant ML350 G5. This server has Sql Server 2008 Express with a few very small databases, and acts as a file and print share ...
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Disk renaming udev rule

I have two separate controllers, SATA and PATA. I would like to rename drives connected to the PATA to hd[a-z], and their partitions to hd[a-z][0-9]. # udevadm info -a -p /sys/block/sdd [...] ...
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Adding New Drives to Dell R720 in RAID 1 Configuration w/ Dell Lifecycle Controller

I have a Dell R720 with two 136GB drives set up on an existing virtual disc running RAID 1. I've run out of room, purchased two additional 600GB SAS 15K drives I'd like to set up for RAID 1 also to be ...
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settings on a PERC H310 crossflashed to 9211-8i/IR

I'm using MegaRAID Storage Manager on Windows Server 2012 R2 and am trying to change some settings on the card. Sadly, the settings are missing entirely from the menu when I right-click on the ...
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raid controller data transfer rate

I'm going to buy an 8-port raid controller for which the declared data trasfer rate is "Up to 6Gb/s per port". The declared connectors are "Two mini-SAS SFF8088". The maximum number of supported ...
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Raid 6 with HP P421?

I cant figure out if I need to buy a licens key to enable Raid 6 for this raid controller? I can't find where to buy one and I find pages where it says that its now free. sudo hpssacli ctrl slot=1 ...
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Install GNU/Linux No System Disk Error -- HP Smart Array

I have a HP Proliant DL360 g5, and am trying to install archlinux. It has a HP Smart array controller with 6 drives (all green) creating two logical volumes (one volume with 5 RAID6 drives, and the ...
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HP ProLiant - GNU/Linux - Can't find RAID drives

I have a ProLiant DL360 G5. I would like to install Arch Linux onto this machine, but I'm experiencing the following difficulties: I have booted Arch Linux installation CD, but I can't seem to access ...
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Connecting a Powervault 220 to R805

I'm trying to connect a dell powervault 220 to a dell poweredge R805 I bought a PCI express SCSI Card for the 805 (Adaptec 29320LPE) and plugged the vault into it. The server sees the card because I ...
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windows 7 on hp proliant DL160 G9 [closed]

I have a Proliant DL160 Gen9 that I have been asked to install Windows 7 on, even though no Windows 7 drivers seems to be available from HP. The reason for Win 7 instead of a more appropriate server ...
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Server raid doesn't boot in the morning

We have a HP Proliant ML350 G6 with integrated sas raid controller. Since 3 days the server starts up in the morning without this raid. All othe HDDs / SDDs are ok. We did install the ServicePack ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 - smart array initializing

I have a big problem with a HP ProLiant ML350 G5 with 2 SAS HDD 146GB. It start with the message : "Slot 0 HP Smart Array E200i ... initializing" without any error message. if I test the HDD ...
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How do you connect more than 4 drives to a LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID controller?

I’m fairly new to proper hardware RAID having only used it in pre-built server machines before, but on the recommendation of some friends who work for datacentres I’ve bought an LSI 9361-4i MegaRAID ...
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Adding second RAID controller to a motherboard with onboard RAID controller [closed]

One of our server ASUS M4N78AM motherboard that comes with an onboard RAID controller. We have already utilised it and are running out of space. Would it be possible to install an additional RAID ...
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Bandwidth with SAS expanders and RAID controllers

Having a RAID controller that has eight internal SATA3 lanes, you can get 6 Gb/s on all eight drives. What if I connect a 24 port SAS expander to an eight port RAID controller, do I still get max ...
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Merge two sas card into one

I have one existing raid card (9240-8i)with 8 sas hdd, but i want to add 8 more hdd with another raid card (same model), but i wan to merge with existing raid and add it as expansion, can it be done?
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How to diagnose failed drive on server with raid storage controller?

I have problem with one of my Dell PowerEdge R210. Machine is with Centos 6, today system logs started to inform that the hard drive is failing. Jan 6 03:20:12 centos6 kernel: LSI Debug log info ...
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