RAID on HP ML110 G5
tedm at toybox.placo.com
Tue Mar 25 01:21:53 PDT 2008
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> Subject: Re: RAID on HP ML110 G5
> Tom Munro Glass wrote:
> > I would like to run FreeBSD 7 on a HP ML110 G5. I understand
> from past posts
> > to this list that the ML110 series is FreeBSD friendly, but
> what about RAID 1
> > using the on-board SATA controller? Will this work and how do
> you set this
> > up?
> > Regards
> > Tom Munro Glass
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> i would recommend to build RAID1 using gmirror instead as then you can
> use smartd to monitor drives what isnt possible (AFAIK) with hardware
> RAID on those boxes.
Untrue. Those boxes use regular sata raid chipsets that are supported
by the ata driver and are easily monitored. Note that the "hardware"
raid on those boxes - being sata raid - isn't a true hardware raid.
The only true sata hardware raid under FreeBSD that I know of are the
3ware and hipoint cards
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