ServeRAID-6M on x335 with Freebsd 5.2
yh at techie.com
Sun Feb 22 02:05:44 PST 2004
Pardon me. Its "ServeRaid-6m" not "serverRaid-6m"!
----- Original Message -----
From: "yh tan" <yh at techie.com>
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2004 05:01:26 -0500
To: freebsd-scsi at freebsd.org
Subject: ServeRAID-6M on x335 with Freebsd 5.2
> Just to share my experience with Freebsd5.2 with the
> following h/w configs which may help some who are
> having the similar problem(s) to resolve.
> os: freebsd 5.2
> hw: ibm eserver x335 with onboard LSI1030
> ext. scsi controller: ibm serveRaid-6m
> * the system scsi hdd (36GB) is tied to the LSI1030 scsi controller.
> * serverRaid-6m on pci-x slot2, with a set of disk array connected via scsi.
> (remember to config the disk array 1st, synchronized them and get them
> ready to be used.)
> - installation of freebsd 5.2 required to disabled ACPI on boot.
> - after installation, remember to choose to disable ACPI on boot permanently
> via sysinstall or "set hw.acpi.0.disabled=1" via boot loader prompt.
> ("set boot_verbose=YES" helps u to debug system booting and h/w detection.)
> freebsd 5.2 is said to be supporting serveRaid-6m, however it is not so with
> the newer batch of Adaptec serverRaid-6m cards! because the vendor id and
> hardware id hardcoded in ips.h are not updated!)
> - with the os setup properly, next is to config the serverRaid-6m. you need to
> know how to recompile your kernel and drivers, as the hardcoded IDs for the
> serverRaid-6m scsi card needs to be changed.
> refer to linux >= 2.5.x kernel sources if u can, and look for the ips.h
> header file for the ips driver modules, which is what the serverRaid-6m card
> required. file shld be located in the linux kernel src,
> while freebsd 5.2 kernel sources,
> adaptec serverRaid-6m: VENDOR_ID=9005, DEVICE_ID=0279
> ibm serverRaid-6m: VENDOR_ID=1014, DEVICE_ID=0279
> - edit /usr/src/sys/dev/ips/ips.h,
> #define IPS_VENDOR_ID 0x1014
> #define IPS_MORPHEUS_DEVICE_ID 0x01BD
> #define IPS_VENDOR_ID 0x9005
> #define IPS_MORPHEUS_DEVICE_ID 0x0279
> Then recompile this modified kernel sources and install it.
> Refer to the Freebsd Handbook on building & installing new kernel.
> If u couldn't do it, then wait for someone to update the kernel,
> release a patch for it.
> The serverRaid-6m card will be detected and disk array(s) can be used
> after that. :-)
> Have fun!
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