[CentOS] Some 3Ware questions
oconnell at soe.ucsd.edu
Fri Sep 9 20:47:58 UTC 2005
Build the array in the 3ware bios. Reboot and reinstall onto the array.
The 7xxx and 8xxx series cards just work with CentOS. They are treated a
On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 13:45 -0700, Todd Cary wrote:
> Sean and Peter -
> If I was reading the correct specs, they said Linux up to RH 9. It is
> compatible with Centos/RHEL?
> I may go with the 2-port version and just RAID two-80 GB drives and
> keep my 2-30 GB drives as extra storage.
> *** Can I pre install Centos on one of my 80 GB drives and after the
> controller arrives, plug the 2-80 GB drives into it and then mirror
> the drive?
> Sean O'Connell wrote:
> > On Fri, 2005-09-09 at 13:08 -0700, Todd Cary wrote:
> > > I have not used RAID controller boards to date since I have relied on
> > > the built in RAID on the motherboards. Thanks to the informative
> > > message Byron, I realize the deficiencies of doing RAID 1 this way,
> > > especially now that the builtin is out of date with Kernel used by
> > > Centos.
> > >
> > > I have 4 ATA drives that were configured in two pairs. I assume that
> > > I need a 3Wave controller that has 4 ports like the
> > > 7506-4LP...correct?
> > >
> > > Do I need to install any software during the installation of Centos?
> > >
> > Todd-
> > The installation will recognize the 3ware card and the arrays that you
> > build on it (you do this in the card bios Alt+3 at boot). As Peter said,
> > you'll want to make sure the card is using the latest firmware (you'll
> > need a dos boot disk and a floppy with the firmware utility on it, comes
> > as a zip file from the 3Ware site) -- iirc, the latest version is 7.7.1
> > for 7xxx and 8xxx cards. You also probably want to get run the 3dmd
> > utility as it will notify you about failed disks and other issues by
> > email and can do background media checks... very nice.
> > Sean
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