[SunHELP] E250 with X6542A Raid controller questions.

Peter Stokes peter at ashlyn.co.uk
Mon Jun 14 11:20:14 CDT 2004

Hi Martin

Looking at the Sun site, only the E450 has an internal option via an
expansion backplane. The E250 internal backplane will probably not be
able to fit to it.

I would suggest an external Multipack or two to split the channels.

As for booting, sorry never tried it.

Peter Stokes
Ashlyn Computer Services Ltd
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On Thu, 2004-06-10 at 20:43, Martin Wedel wrote:
> Hey guys, just received a X6542 RCP raid card for my E250 from 
> anysystems. My happiness turned to sadness quickly.
> My questions:
> Can the X6542 be used with the internal disks in the E250.
> If so, what the heck is the part # or a source for that *&*&$^# 80-pin 
> 'inverted' SCA to 68Pin connector so that I can acutally tie this card 
> to the internal SCA rack.
> If I manage this, DOes Solaris support OS boot on this baby?
> Did I not get the right card for my needs? (Run RAID-5 on the 6 internal 
> SCA drives).
> My apologies if I missed some common knowledge on this combination. I'm 
> pretty frustrated with the time it's taken to get all the parts together 
> for this box, and now it looks like this project is going to be set back 
> yet another few weeks. Save me from having to use a DL380/linux combo 
> instead.
> Thanks for your time.
> =Martin
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