FreeBSD on Dell R210 II With PERC H200 Controllers
ml at my.gd
Fri Feb 17 10:27:00 UTC 2012
On 2/17/12 11:02 AM, Traiano Welcome wrote:
> Hi Damien
> Additional question:
> On 17/02/2012 11:14, "Damien Fleuriot" <ml at my.gd> wrote:
>> Sorry top post, posting from phone.
>> 8.2-stable, 9.0-release, will post a link with a tutorial when I hit my
> A lot of these Dell R210 II's ship with the S300 PERC. Does FreeBSD have
> support for this controller as well?
Regarding S300 I'm sorry, I wouldn't be able to tell, all I've been able
to test was H200.
So, now that I'm at work, a more detailed response regarding Dell r210
with Perc H200 raid controllers.
First of all, you're going to need the mps driver which is available in
8-STABLE (8.3-PRERELEASE), 9.0-RELEASE and 9-STABLE.
It is *not* available as per the stock 8.2-RELEASE iso image.
Second, you're going to need to disable the hardware raid so that your
disks actually appear to the OS, then create a software raid on them.
This is done by hitting Ctrl+R when asked to, during the machine's boot
Third, there has been a recent update to mps by Kashyap DESAI as
published by Kenneth D. Merry:
The update is available on 8-STABLE and 9-STABLE and it might bring
hardware raid support for H200 controllers.
Here are 2 links to help you getting started:
- my quick drafted procedure: http://my.gd/bsd.htm
- which Ollivier Robert greatly improved:
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