We can see configurations in megacli like Virtual Drive with RAID 0 over one physical drive, we have this settings because physical drives attached to raid controller, and for representing the device to the system we must set it in megacli. With the above design in place, the mfi 4 driver will attach to a MR-Fusion card given that it has a higher priority than mrsas. Let’s check if we have one and if it’s working fine:. Physical Drives – Physical Hard Disks attached to controller, represented by id, 0,1,2,3 etc. Some tools and drivers are available from the vendor. There is a GUI tool 3dm2 accessible via browser used for management and monitoring daemon that configures the RAID, monitors the disk status and sends mail on failure.

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Switching LSI SAS 2208 and similar chipsets to JBOD mode

We can see here Primary raid level 1 and secondary 0. Switching drivers is designed to happen only one time. Same source requirements as the CLI tools. RAID status can be obtained via the mpt-status tool.

This is by no means an all encompassing post for MegaCLI, which is a very powerful tool and has a lot of options to pick from…so proceed carefully. This is a must when maintaining a lot of machines using for instance a serial line console. I have been doing testing various hyper converged storage platforms that can coexist with ESX, along with some bare metal software storage platforms.


Switching LSI SAS and similar chipsets to JBOD mode – Effndc’s Blog

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It will force a single line output and will return exit code 0 if all good, or 2 if at least one thing is wrong. Adapter – The physical controller which we are going to use, represented by id usually 0.

While in all of these cases you can use single-disk RAID0 logical volumes, doing so adds a lot of extra steps and in many of my systems it offers no gain. It seems to work on old card but fails with the new one. However, please that most of old distributions won’t have this driver. Fill in your details ssa or click an icon to log in: Details about individual drivers 3w-xxxx Hardware using this driver: The user may see different device names when switching from mfi 4 to mrsas.

By default, the mfi 4 driver will detect these controllers.

Notably this driver uses the kernel scsi subsystem rather than implementing its own block device. Dell cards can be flashed using firmware-tools. The mrsas driver is cam 4 aware and devices associated with mrsas can be seen using camcontrol 8.



And I was just about to have a shot with your receipt, but would like to hear from your feedback before doing so. The following bits have the described effects: Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. LSI recommends setting hw. Contribute to the discussion Cancel reply Enter your comment here We’re going to enable an enhanced version of readahead: A server with two controllers old script version output, sorry sa no such hardware to get a newer example: These settings do not affect the read-ahead policy.

Some tools and drivers are available from the vendor. The packages comes with a python wrapper around megasasctl and an initscript that periodic run this wrapper to check status. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


I noticed that strange behavior on an IBM controller. Although multiple switching is possible, it is not recommended.

Did you noticed any sign of unstableness after doing such switch?