[CentOS] CentOS 5.2 with IBM SERVERAID 6i

Tim Verhoeven tim.verhoeven.be at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 08:46:09 UTC 2008

On Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 9:43 PM, Miguel Medalha <miguelmedalha at sapo.pt> wrote:
>> 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...

All ServeRAID adapters from IBM are real hardware-based RAID cards.
The only exception are some cards then end with "e" in their name. But
all "ServerRAID Xi" cards are real HW RAID. Anyway, see here
"http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/abstracts/tips0054.html" for a complete
overview of all IBM ServeRAID cards.

I've run a lot of machines with these type of ServeRAIDs and they all
worked fine.


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