On 03/09/14 16:50, John R Pierce wrote: > never heard of any such thing. > > buy a cheap server with a real PERC, like > http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dell-PowerEdge-2950-II-Server-2x-2-33GHz-E5345-Quad-Core-16GB-RAM-2x1TB-PERC-5i-/221295119685?pt=COMP_EN_Servers&hash=item3386378d4 That was Dell's response too and that's what I've been doing. However, this is such a major headache for a large group when you are trying to do hands on training - it takes terribly long as we have to reboot between each configuration setting! A simulator would help as the trainees could play with different configurations before doing it on real hardware! I always have ~5 Dell R720's servers on my bench at anyone time - I was trying to get more people in the team involved to ease the load on the few (me) who know how to do it! Anyway, such is life! Cheers, ak.