On 12/30/20 3:47 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote: > He should also consider finding a more reputable hardware vendor. Hey Nico, I'm right here.... :-) Anyway, these servers are Dell. Dell isn't a reputable vendor these days? In any case, it's a moot point, since I didn't pick these servers, the servers picked me (that is, they were donated to us, and, to modify an old saying in my area of the world, "never look a gift server in the RAID controller." (the original expression: "never look a gift horse in the mouth.")). > Those so-called "megaraid" chipsets were abominable monstrosities and > there were a number of extremely poorly written vendor kernel hacks > supporting them. As mostly an end-user these days, I really couldn't care less what kind of hacks are required. I just know that we as a public charity were donated these servers to put to use; I intend to put them to use in the spirit of the US Internal Revenu Code Section 501(c)(3). They beat the two-generations-older Dell PowerEdge 1950s that they are replacing, which still use the same basic RAID chipset and have serious performance bottlenecks as KVM hosts with modern KVM. -- They say hindsight is 20/20; can we make 2020 be hindsight now?