[rescue] Sun array rescue

Patrick Finnegan pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Apr 26 12:01:24 CDT 2006

On Wednesday 26 April 2006 12:45, Steve Sandau wrote:
> I just received a Sun array. It's one I am familiar with since there
> was one at the office we support a few years ago.
> This would look like a SS1000 if it had sides and a top. It holds 30
> drives and has a fiber interface with an sbus card for the host.
> Anyone know what model I should be hunting up docs for? I thought it
> was an A1000, but it's not.

It's an SSA100 (or SSA1xx) aka Sun Storage Array.

Slow things, using Sun's 250(?)Mbps "fiberchannel" implementation.

You should be able to use 9GB or maybe even 18GB 1" SCA drives in it 
(due to heating/power draw, you may not be able to populate all of the 
slots if you do).

Solaris of course has support (well, older versions do at least, unsure 
about newer ones), and Linux 2.2.x had support (which didn't get 
brought forward to 2.4)

Basically, it presents itself as a disk controller as 30 disks on it to 
the host, which does software raid across the disks.

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