[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 with IBM SERVERAID 6i

Miguel Medalha miguelmedalha at sapo.pt
Tue Nov 18 20:43:03 UTC 2008

> It's a real raid adapter and the linux kernel is able to handle it 
> with the standard ips module
I found some references in Google that seemed to indicate a "fakeraid" 
controller, one that depends on the driver to do the RAID calculations...
> It's always up to you to decide but i'd prefer using the hw raid 
> controller in that case of course ...
My fear is that in case of controller failure it will be difficult to 
find in time a controller that recognizes the particular format of the 
array, or that it will be too expensive. As an example, I recently tried 
to buy the second processor for the machine (it originally came with 
only one) and wanted more than 1500 dollars (yes!) for the P4 Xeon 3GHz CPU.

I am thankful for you for answers!

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