management apps for U320 RAID controllers on 5.3
kenm at icarz.com
Fri Jan 7 07:30:57 PST 2005
Thanks John, Yes there is /usr/ports/sysutils/aaccli !!! Looks like
the 2200S is what I want, thanks!
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Von Essen" <john at essenz.com>
To: "Ken Menzel" <kenm at icarz.com>
Cc: <freebsd-scsi at freebsd.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 3:53 PM
Subject: Re: management apps for U320 RAID controllers on 5.3
> If you want RAID then dont use the 39320, use something like the
> 2200S or
> 2120S U320 Raid Controllers. The 2200S supports an optional battery
> module. Those cards use the new aac driver. The olrder U160 Raid
> used the asr, but they the new U320 use the aac. I forget which one
> with the raid utilities, but I have a felling its the aac.
> On Thu, 6 Jan 2005, Ken Menzel wrote:
>> We have always used adaptec asr style controllers with asr-utils
>> package and scripts written to remotely monitor the raid using the
>> command line raidutil program. We are now looking to do this with
>> Ultra320 drives and FreeBSD 5.3. Can anyone recommend a controller
>> that has or will have U320 support and tools to monitor/manage the
>> arrays in FreeBSD 5.x? We have a database application, that
>> often and needs a high speed caching RAID controller. We have used
>> RAID 10 in the past.
>> I was considering an Adaptec 39320A-R, it uses the 'ahd' driver but
>> can't seem to find a toolset for managing and monitoring.Will the
>> LINUX "Adaptec Storage manager v2.12" RPM run under FreeBSD? What
>> the difference between "HostRAID" and "non-HostRAID"?! I am open to
>> suggestions, I can't find much info on the Adaptec web site,
>> that FreeBSD is not a supported OS. I am also considering one of
>> Dell's PERC controllers which I assume would use the aac-cli tool
>> I saw some-one already asked similar questions about IBM serveRAID
>> with regards to ZCR, I am not sure it would be wise to assume all
>> things to be equal with U320 controllers!
>> Thanks in advance for any advice on 5.3 and U320 tools!
>> Ken Menzel ICQ# 9325188
>> www.icarz.com kenm at icarz.com
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