[rescue] Enterprise 3000/3500 and StorEdge A5000 rescue

Mr Ian Primus ian_primus at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 22 11:50:41 CDT 2010

--- On Wed, 9/22/10, Jonathan Patschke <jp at celestrion.net> wrote:
> You'll be limited to whatever FC disks you can scrounge
> unless you want to
> abuse the tape bay and stuff a cool-running SCSI disk in
> there.  That's
> where the A5000 comes in, although you might want to leave
> it behind and
> look for an external JBOD and an sbus LVD SCSI
> controller.  A5000s weren't
> all that fast, and IIRC they were limited to 18GB
> disks.  Plus you had to
> use that abominable RAID manager tool to do anything with
> them.

I'm running 147 gig FC drives in my A5000's. Works fine. I'm not using Solaris though - I'm running Linux. The A5000's appear to the system as a whole pile of disks. Host machine is an E4500. Software RAID on Linux seems to work well with them - and the throughput is good.


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