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HP/Dell RAID

L. V. Lammert
Looking to build a couple of production servers, so I was thinking about
heading to the local 'recycled' store for off-lease systems.

Only problem is, it's really hard to figure out if the RAID controllers are
compatible (e.g. Perc 3 vs. OpenBSD Perc 5); can anyone share any
recommendations? For example:

Dell 16005C (Perc 3 SC),  4600 (Perc 3 DC-128), 600SC (Perc DAT8)
Compaq ML350GB (Smart 532), ML370 G4 (Smart 642)

        TIA,

        Lee

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Re: HP/Dell RAID

Marco Peereboom
Avoid the Adaptec ones which are conveniently also marketed as PERC.
Anything >= PERC4 should be AMI/LSI based and works.

The PERC3 DC/DCL/SC should work too.  Again make sure you don't end up
with something adaptec (they do have different designations but my
memory fails me).

Can't comment on the HP stuff since I don't use it.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:32:31AM -0600, L. V. Lammert wrote:

> Looking to build a couple of production servers, so I was thinking about  
> heading to the local 'recycled' store for off-lease systems.
>
> Only problem is, it's really hard to figure out if the RAID controllers
> are compatible (e.g. Perc 3 vs. OpenBSD Perc 5); can anyone share any  
> recommendations? For example:
>
> Dell 16005C (Perc 3 SC),  4600 (Perc 3 DC-128), 600SC (Perc DAT8)
> Compaq ML350GB (Smart 532), ML370 G4 (Smart 642)
>
> TIA,
>
> Lee

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Re: HP/Dell RAID

Marco Peereboom
Actually the ami list in the man page is pretty exhaustive.

On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 11:21:29AM -0600, Marco Peereboom wrote:

> Avoid the Adaptec ones which are conveniently also marketed as PERC.
> Anything >= PERC4 should be AMI/LSI based and works.
>
> The PERC3 DC/DCL/SC should work too.  Again make sure you don't end up
> with something adaptec (they do have different designations but my
> memory fails me).
>
> Can't comment on the HP stuff since I don't use it.
>
> On Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 10:32:31AM -0600, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> > Looking to build a couple of production servers, so I was thinking about  
> > heading to the local 'recycled' store for off-lease systems.
> >
> > Only problem is, it's really hard to figure out if the RAID controllers
> > are compatible (e.g. Perc 3 vs. OpenBSD Perc 5); can anyone share any  
> > recommendations? For example:
> >
> > Dell 16005C (Perc 3 SC),  4600 (Perc 3 DC-128), 600SC (Perc DAT8)
> > Compaq ML350GB (Smart 532), ML370 G4 (Smart 642)
> >
> > TIA,
> >
> > Lee

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Re: HP/Dell RAID

Steven Shockley
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On 1/11/2010 11:32 AM, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> Dell 16005C (Perc 3 SC), 4600 (Perc 3 DC-128), 600SC (Perc DAT8)
> Compaq ML350GB (Smart 532), ML370 G4 (Smart 642)

The Compaq/HP Smart 5 and above controllers (ciss) should work well.
Note the caveat at the bottom of the man page.

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Re: HP/Dell RAID

Henning Brauer
* Steve Shockley <[hidden email]> [2010-01-12 01:36]:
> The Compaq/HP Smart 5 and above controllers (ciss) should work well.

"ciss" and "work well" in one sentence without a negation involved?

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Re: HP/Dell RAID

Sean Kamath
Should. But doesn't? :-)

Sean

On Jan 11, 2010, at 5:54 PM, Henning Brauer <[hidden email]>  
wrote:

> * Steve Shockley <[hidden email]> [2010-01-12 01:36]:
>> The Compaq/HP Smart 5 and above controllers (ciss) should work well.
>
> "ciss" and "work well" in one sentence without a negation involved?
>
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Re: HP/Dell RAID

Steven Shockley
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On 1/11/2010 8:54 PM, Henning Brauer wrote:
> "ciss" and "work well" in one sentence without a negation involved?

I have several, and haven't experienced any problems.  To which PR are
you referring?  I have a bunch of HP hardware here, perhaps I can
duplicate the problem and at least see if I can find a workaround.

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Re: HP/Dell RAID

Henning Brauer
* Steve Shockley <[hidden email]> [2010-01-13 14:34]:
> On 1/11/2010 8:54 PM, Henning Brauer wrote:
> >"ciss" and "work well" in one sentence without a negation involved?
>
> I have several, and haven't experienced any problems.  To which PR
> are you referring?  I have a bunch of HP hardware here, perhaps I
> can duplicate the problem and at least see if I can find a
> workaround.

i'm referring to the swearing from the people working on that

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