Support for Dell PERC H700 RAID controller

doug schmidt at
Fri Mar 26 14:11:20 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM, Steve Polyack <korvus at> wrote:
> On 03/26/10 09:00, Peter Steele wrote:
>> Does FreeBSD 8 support the Dell H700 RAID controller? We've been using a
>> 3Ware controller but may need to switch to this controller. What we'd like
>> to have is a command line interface similar to the tw_cli command so we can
>> create RAID sets on a booted system instead of doing it in the BIOS.
> I'm not sure about the H700, but for the PERC5 and PERC6 (previous
> models...) you can use mfiutil(8) to manage the adapter and
> create/configure/destroy RAID sets on FreeBSD 8.   It's actually pretty nice
> in comparison to MegaCLI - the LSI provided management utility.

mfiutil(8) has also been added to FreeBSD 7.3

>From 7.3 Release notes:

The mfi(4)  driver now supports LSI MegaRAID SAS 1078 and Dell PERC6.
A userland utility mfiutil(8)  for the mfi(4)  devices has been added.
This includes basic features to monitor controller, array, and drive
status, change basic attributes, create/delete arrays and spares, and
flush the controller firmware. Note that this is a small utility, not
a replacement of MegaCLI in the Ports Collection which is supported
officially and provides more functionality.

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