HP Smart Array 6i opinions
wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 8 11:06:58 PST 2006
On Wed, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:27:50AM -0600, Matt Hartzell wrote..
> 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
Well, you need to put libc.so.5 plus libpthread.so.<mumble> from a RELENG_5
machine on your RELENG_6 machine and then they work.
ldd hpasm* tells you which libraries exactly you need. One of the
2 is statically linked by the way (I forgot which one)
> 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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