[CentOS] Intel SSD

Wed Nov 18 15:42:30 UTC 2015
Matt Garman <matthew.garman at gmail.com>

I always tell vendors I'm using RHEL, even though we're using CentOS.
If you say CentOS, some vendors immediately throw up their hands and
say "unsupported" and then won't even give you the time of day.

A couple tricks for fooling tools into thinking they are on an actual
RHEL system:
1. Modify /etc/redhat-release to say RedHat Enterprise Linux or
whatever the actual RHEL systems have
2. Similarly modify /etc/issue

Another tip that has proven successful: run the vendor tool under
strace.  Sometimes you can get an idea of what it's trying to do and
why it's failing.  This is exactly what we did to determine why a
vendor tool wouldn't work on CentOS.  We had modified
/etc/redhat-release (as in (1) above), but forgot about /etc/issue.
Strace showed the program existing immediately after an open() call to

Good luck!

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 9:24 AM, Michael Hennebry
<hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Nov 2015, Birta Levente wrote:
>> I have a supermicro server, motherboard is with C612 chipset and beside
>> that with LSI3108 raid controller integrated.
>> Two Intel SSD DC S3710 200GB.
>> OS: Centos 7.1 up to date.
>> My problem is that the Intel SSD Data Center Tool (ISDCT) does not
>> recognize the SSD drives when they connected to the standard S-ATA ports on
>> the motherboard, but through the LSI raid controller is working.
>> Does somebody know what could be the problem?
>> I talked to the Intel support and they said the problem is that Centos is
>> not supported OS ... only RHEL 7.
>> But if not supported should not work on the LSI controlled neither.
> Perhaps the tool looks for the string RHEL.
> My recollection is that when IBM PC's were fairly new,
> IBM used that trick with some of its software.
> To work around that, some open source developers used the string "not IBM".
> I think this was pre-internet, so google might not work.
> If it's worth the effort, you might make another "CentOS" distribution,
> but call it "not RHEL".
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