[CentOS] Third-party SATA-RAID cards suggestions

Fri Dec 6 12:34:49 UTC 2013
mark <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

On 12/06/13 02:22, Sorin Srbu wrote:
>> From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On
>> Behalf Of m.roth at 5-cent.us
>> I wouldn't recommend the RocketRaid. We have a few of them here; they
>> work ok, but Highpoint, who makes them, are *not* really great about
>> updating drivers once the card's out their door. The last one we put
>> back into service, I had to find the last source code they had for that
>> card, several years old, and then fix the code before I could compile
>> it. (At least it was in C).
>> Second on MegaRAID. The ones we have here are the Dell rebranded
>> PERCs, and we've never had trouble, except with ones nearly 10 years
>> old.
> We have one really old Dell rack server with a PERC. Works like a charm
> with CentOS.
> I'm thinking I should ask my bosses for more budget and get a real
> linux-certified server instead... 8-[
Um, Dell's are. You can buy 'em with RHEL, straight from Dell. Oh, and their 
utility DVD? It boots a version of Linux I've seen somewhere... oh, right: 
CentOS. Really.