[CentOS] R730xd & SD card identfication

Mon Mar 8 16:22:55 UTC 2021
Paul Heinlein <heinlein at madboa.com>

On Sun, 7 Mar 2021, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:

> Everyone,
> We have migrated a platform to a Centos 8 host using kvm guest machines
> Recently I tried to copy one of the guests to the external SD card on
> the back of the Dell R730xd, but I have not been able to get the Centos
> 8 host to recognize the SD card.
> I can use DRAC interface of the R730xd to see that the SD card is being
> recognized and the status of the external SD slot is turned from
> inactive to active when the card is inserted.

On some of our machines (not Dell R730 series, so caveat emptor), I 
had to use the kmod-isci RPM from ELRepo.org to get EL8 hosts (both 
CentOS and RHEL) to recognize Intel SATA controllers. The same 
controller is recognized just fine by EL7 kernels, but the isci driver 
was removed in RHEL 8:


My suggestion is that you try finding a driver at http://elrepo.org/.

Paul Heinlein
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