Fwd: Recommended RAID controller
kc.somaratne at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 17:34:06 PST 2005
On Fri, 07 Jan 2005 21:06:58 -0700, Scott Long <scottl at freebsd.org> wrote:
> The 2230SLP will use the 'aaccli' that can be found in the FreeBSD ports
> tree, and can run the linux aaccli that can be found on the CD that
> comes with the card. I haven't done a lot of testing with this card to
> say whether or not it's reliable, but it's definitely a candidate.
> I really don't know what I'd recommend. The aac cards seem to be 'good
> enough' for most people. The amr driver is suffering from instability
> under heavy load, unfortunately. The ciss hardware and drivers are
> pretty good, but are somewhat hard to get ahold of.
Thank you very much for your advice. I still have a problem with the
local IBM guys refusing to support the Adaptec card though. They've
agreed to get me the information needed to help with using the
But looking at the man page for the ips driver absolutely scares me.
What information do you exactly need from the IBM/Adaptec folks to get
the ips driver and the Linux management apps to work to a descent
level. Let me know and I'll talk to them and see if I can help you to
get that information.
I can also help you with some of the testing as well. I'd hate to
resort to using Linux, just because of the issue with this card. It's
actually a damn good card if we can get it to work under FreeBSD.
Thanks in advance,
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