PERC 5/E SAS RAID in Dell PowerEdge 1950/2950

Krempasky, Mark mkrempasky at
Tue Oct 31 17:05:32 UTC 2006

I have installed FreeBSD 6.2 and have no issues with using multiple RAID
groups with the Dell 2950 internal disks.

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian A. Seklecki [mailto:lavalamp at] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 9:59 AM
To: ke han
Cc: freebsd-questions at; wmoran at;
Krempasky, Mark; Erik Trulsson
Subject: Re: PERC 5/E SAS RAID in Dell PowerEdge 1950/2950

> It finds the RAID controller fine.  However, we're very concerned
> the lack of a management CLI like ports/sysutils/megarc.

Now that 6.2 release is imminent and bce(4) has been patched to the
where it is relatively stable, we're nearing the point where we can 
finally put Dell PowerEdge 1950s/2950s into production.

However the lack of a MFI CLI management utility is still a grave
Without it, there is no way to proactively monitor the RAID controller
failed components (aside from sitting there 24/7/365 and waiting for a 
blue light to go amber)


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