[rescue] RAID on Solaris x86
alaric at metrocast.net
Thu May 15 12:17:06 CDT 2008
Earl Baugh wrote:
> Let me dig here...Ah found it. Here's the card:
> I actually read the downloads and it's got a Solaris x86 (32 and 64 bit)
> The list prices I've found for these were in the $500-$700 range per card.
> (yes, it was a very nice gift!)
> I did some checking after I got it and didn't find any of this model "cheap"
> on EBay...just checked, and there
> are some in the $500 range...
As I suspected, well outside my present budget. Does look like a nice
> BTW, you might not need 2 of these cards... you can get an "expander" which
> according to my friend,
> lets you expand (docs say at least 32 drives, with some of their cards
> supporting up to 100+ drives...)
> It's called an "extender", and apparently you don't get any "drop off" in
> Googling for "LSI SAS Expander" will give you at least some info...
> (as will this link :
> You basically remove some cables from drives and connect them to this
> thing... (you end up with an external drive box of some sort...)
Yeah, so I see. It appears it's an external expansion solution though.
The nice thing about the 3Ware (besides not costing me anything) is
that it's got 12 internal ports to match the 12 hot-swap bays in this
Well, until someone comes up with working 3Ware drivers for Solaris, it
looks like I need to come up with a different OS for the machine.
Unless of course I take out the 3Ware controller for now and just fill
the three PCI slots with supported 4-port SATA controllers. (Since all
I need is JBOD anyway....)
Throughput will probably suffer somewhat, but I'll be able to get the
machine up and start working with it.
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