[CentOS] CentOS on Dell Poweredge 2850

Lunix1618 lunix1618 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 10:45:07 UTC 2008


Sorin at Gmail wrote:
> Lunix1618 <> scribbled on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 11:35 AM:
>
>   
>>> Our department's planning to buy a refurbished Dell Poweredge 2850 running
>>> dual-xeons and with a rather big raid array (8x 146GB).
>>>
>>> *My* plan is to install CentOS on this machine and I'd like to hear with
>>> you guys if there are any gotchas' doing this.
>>>
>>> My main concern is the ability of CentOS to recognise the raid-controller
>>> of the Dell and run a raid5-array as well as drivers for the onboard NICs.
>>>
>>>       
>> I am running Dell 2950 III and no issue with hardware recognization of
>> CentOs (5.2 Final)
>>
>> The one small thing is I can not extend the RAID volume because at the
>> beginning time we only have 03 HDD now when we buy new HDD we recognize
>> that RAID controller (PERC 6/i) doesn't support add new HDD to existing
>> volume :( so only a choice is rebuild it.
>>     
>
> Fast reply, thx. 8-)
>
> No hw-issues sounds good!
>
> Do you mean extending the array from within CentOS or at firmware level at 
> boot-time?
>   
for both, because the RAID controller doesn't support. that is not 
CentOS issue.

> I doubt however this'd be an issue with us, since the machine comes fully loaded 
> from start with eight disks and we're not likely to add any more, new or bigger, 
> except in the case of a disk-failure.
>   
Yeah, you rite and lucky :)



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