[rescue] SAS cards + SATA drives on SPARC :::WAS::::::::Re: Sun Blade 2500 OS options
cheetah at tanabi.org
Sat Jun 10 22:05:15 CDT 2017
You may need drivers from LSI for some of the cards. My card had a special
software package for interfacing with the firmware and everything. I don't
know how available these drivers are nowadays, my experience is probably
like 6+ years old now.
On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 10:11 PM, Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us>
> I've tried a couple.
> I had a cheap, no name card I paid $25 for, then another fancy LSI that
> others had reported success with, that I had spent, just under $200 on.
> On 06/10/17 05:05 PM, Stephen Conley wrote:
>> There are LSI cards that work with that machine, but I rather unhelpfully
>> don't remember which one. I searched my email to try and find the ebay
>> purchase, but it was so long ago it's been long cleaned up. I seem to
>> recall looking at LSI cards on ebay one by one, then searching for
>> compatibility. The one I had used 4 external SATA connectors for using an
>> external enclosure.
>> As a word of warning, these cards can be really finnicky. Mine went bad
>> and actually started writing random garbage to all the drives; I had a
>> RAIDZ2 but even 2 disk fault failover won't help when your controller card
>> goes insane :P Fingers crossed that won't happen to you! I suspect my
>> card was damaged cause it looked kinda like something took a bite out of
>> the corner, but it worked for a good many months before finally pooping
>> over my drives.
>> Lesson learned: RAID is not a substitute for proper backups.
>> Anyway -- I guess the helpful message I have here is that there ARE LSI
>> cards that will work, but the majority will probably not. Good luck :)
>> On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 12:36 PM, Jerry Kemp <sun.mail.list47 at oryx.us>
>> Regarding the SAS card + SATA drives. I have tried this a couple of time,
>>> but so far have been non-successful. Maybe I should have tried harder.
>>> If you come up with a card that works, even as just data only non-boot
>>> drives, please share what worked for you.
>>> On 06/10/17 03:53 AM, William Barnett-Lewis wrote:
>>>> Thankb you for the information. I'd discovered the x86 bias of Open
>>>> but not the lack of support for the 2500 in the current release of 11.
>>>> see that I can get a set of the Express images off of TPB so I'll
>>>> go that route.
>>>> Looks like I can stick a cheap LSI SAS card in to use cheap SATA disks
>>>> storage though it won't boot from it. Anyone know if I have that
>>>> rescue list - http://www.sunhelp.org/mailman/listinfo/rescue
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