HP Smart Array 6i opinions

Matt Hartzell mchartzell at getdts.com
Wed Mar 8 07:27:56 PST 2006

I have used the 6i n the same situation. RAID5 performance with 3 - 36 
GB SCSI disk is acceptable.

I have never had a disk fail on these controllers so I can't comment on 
fail over.

The util's on http://people.freebsd.org/~jcagle/ don't seen to work 
under 6.x, however status messages are sent to the console and can be 
sent to syslog.  camcontrol devlist will give you a quick status (OK or 

For me it is workable solution.

kama wrote:

>I have used the whole range (or somewhat) for internal SA's. Starting with
>the internal one in DL380R1 and up to G4.
>Performance of 6i in freebsd is better than 5i, but worse than if you
>insert a external card (6402/6404). I mostly use the internal SA as
>systemdisk only on systems with a lot of disk IO. A single write is OK,
>but multiple rw's are not its best side. I had some performance data a
>year ago regarding the different setups, but Im afraid they are long gone
>I have not have any problems with a recover. But it takes time. 18GB
>~15-20 mins on 5i. dunno on 6i... I have yet to get a failure on those
>http://people.freebsd.org/~jcagle/ is available. But it screams to the
>console and logs when something occurs, so there are other options to
>report an error.
>On Mon, 27 Feb 2006, Steven Hartland wrote:
>>Has anyone had any dealings with the HP Smart Array 6i?
>> Specifically looking for info on:
>>* Performance
>>* Disk failure recover
>>* Available tools for monitoring etc.
>>   Regards
>>   Steve
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