Management interface for cards powered by the "mfi" driver?
vivek at khera.org
Mon Jun 23 20:26:45 UTC 2008
On Jun 18, 2008, at 12:15 AM, Karl Denninger wrote:
> No management tool = el-sucko, because you can't rebuild a failed
> disk or
> even shut the alarm on the board off!
This is precisely the reason I have dropped using Adaptec
controllers. The most recent ones cannot be managed with the FreeBSD
What I've ended up using is LSI Fibre Channel 4Gb cards (PCI-e for
newer servers, but I have two with PCI-x) attached to an external RAID
box. My external RAIDs are custom built by Partners Data Systems and
use an Areca controller. All configuration and monitoring is done via
web interface over ethernet so no proprietary software is needed.
They fully support FreeBSD too.
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