[rescue] Best options for U160 SCSI on Solaris / SPARC?

Joshua Boyd jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Sat Feb 7 13:06:37 CST 2009

On Feb 7, 2009, at 10:16 AM, Zach Lowry wrote:

> I have a small Sun Cluster of a V210 and V240 that are sharing a  
> single S1 array. I've recently procured a second S1 array and I  
> would like to have both of the systems use the on-board SCSI  
> controller to access the original S1, and add a secondary SCSI  
> controller for the new S1. This lets me migrate from the SVM RAID  
> on the original S1 which is managed by Sun Cluster to a new set of  
> ZFS pools on the new S1.
> I've looked at the variety of SCSI options for SPARC systems, and  
> while many of them are readily available to me to use, they all  
> seem to only support Wide or Narrow, and not the U160 UW that the  
> S1 is using. It seems like what I need is a X6758A, "PCI Dual  
> Ultra3 SCSI Host Adapter (LVD)". Since those seem hard to come by  
> on eBay and are rather expensive when I do find them, are there any  
> better (read: cheaper) options?

I suspect that a LSI U160 card is likely to work, and they are quite  
cheap on ebay.  I'm just throwing that out in hopes that someone will  
confirm or deny. 

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