[CentOS] Re: hardware raid vs fake raid

Thu Sep 13 14:34:31 UTC 2007
Tom Diehl <tdiehl at rogueind.com>

Hi Tim,

On Thu, 13 Sep 2007, Tim Verhoeven wrote:

> On 9/13/07, Tom Diehl <tdiehl at rogueind.com> wrote:
>> Does anyone know how  I can find out if an ibm serveraid 8k sas storage
>> controller (zero channel RAID) is a real hardware RAID controller and
>> supported in the standard CentOs kernel or is it a fake raid controller.
>> I am trying to decide if I should get the serveraid controller or go get
>> a 3ware controller.
> Tom,
> The ServeRAID 8k s a real hardware raid controller, is has 256 MB of
> cache I think and a battery backup. So in this case there is no need
> for a 3ware controller. On the IBM website you can also find a
> commandline tool (called arcconf) that allows you monitor and
> configure the controller inside Linux.

Is there a place where this kind of thing is documented? I looked through Google
for about 3 hrs yesterday and I could not find anything definitive.

Thank You, for the info.


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