You can check the status and other things using the sas2ircu utiliity. Adapter – The physical controller which we are going to use, represented by id usually 0. Some find it easier to use graphical tools. Current software for managing AAC arrays is available at Adaptec website: You can write your own script around megasasctl to check your adapter status health periodically. Physical Drives – Physical Hard Disks attached to controller, represented by id, 0,1,2,3 etc. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del.

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If the name changes between kernel versions, remember to include information in the detailed information section. Cache Policy’s are how the raid card uses on board RAM to collect data before writing out to disk or to read data before the system asks for it.

Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

Physical Drives – Physical Hard Disks attached to controller, represented by id, 0,1,2,3 etc. Second concern is that I have no experience with MDADM whereas i have I have bit with hardware raid, although its was always used in Windows environments. No one wants that.

It means it has detected some RAID informations on it, and thus, considers it as a disk being part mfgaraid an array that may be imported into current controller configuration. January 7th, 8. The megarair comes with a python wrapper around megasasctl and an initscript that periodic run this wrapper to check status.


Some find it easier to use graphical tools. Also, afacli requires libraries that are no longer available in Debian distributions. I’m looking for some assistance in figuring out which RAID card to get. Please note you mdgaraid a recent version of smartmontools.

Is the kernel driver needed for this RAID system available in the default kernel?

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Archttp is statically linked so it will run in virtually all circumstances. Download in other oinux I am purposely using a lower end celeron because I was planning on offloading the HD work to a RAID card, but it sounds like megataid really shouldn’t be concerned?

All theses card can be used with stock Linux kernel which includes a working driver. I made some wrappers around binaries from megactl package to create the node if it doesn’t exist yet.


Dell cards can be flashed using firmware-tools. There are Debian packages of both tools available from http: You can write your own script around megacli to check your adapter status health periodically.

Write cache is used when we have a lot of data to write and it is faster to write data sequentially to disk instead of writing small chunks. First first concern was processing.


How do you go about getting your array back? Hardware using this driver: First i enabled raid support: Unplugging and pluging back a disk from an array doesn’t make the controller rebuild the array with that disk.

Hardware Raid Setup using MegaCli – Linux Raid Wiki

The time now is The ‘sg’ module must be loaded for it to work, the cli program segfaults without it. Ubuntu Metaraid Code of Conduct.

Linux kernel drivers 3. I found this site while searching http: It will log a ligne to syslog when something failed and will send you a mail.

They have, amongst others, an ‘archttp’ module which enables a web interface! I noticed that strange behavior on an IBM controller. PopularPages Unumquodque potest reparantur. CLI tool statically linked i and amd64 binaries also can be downloaded from ftp site.