quick questions RE: Intel Integrated Server RAID and FreeBSD

Ivan Voras ivoras at freebsd.org
Sun Mar 29 11:05:03 PDT 2009

Juri Mianovich wrote:

> 1. What chipset/controller is this "Intel Integrated Server RAID" and is it well supported in FreeBSD ?  Will sysinstall recognize it ?  Is there a CLI tool ofr viewing
> status once FreeBSD is running ?

AFAIK (I don't use it) it's recognized but people often have problems
with it.

> 2. Is this _real_ hardware raid ?  As in, FreeBSD will know _nothing_ about the raid and will simply see one disk (which is a mirror) ?  I am seeing discussion that I
> don't understand about how this is somehow software raid, but If it's all built on the board ... ?

No, it's a soft-RAID, driven by ataraid.

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