6.0 RELEASE and Volume Managers

Wilko Bulte wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Sun May 7 11:59:59 UTC 2006

On Sun, May 07, 2006 at 01:00:56PM +0200, Daniel Eriksson wrote..
> Yousef Raffah wrote:
> > The machine is a compaq server with Smart RAID controller
> Is the controller recognised by FreeBSD during startup?
> If it's a SmartArray 5xxx then the 'ciss' driver is the one you want:

Or the ida(4) for the older SmartArrays.  Like the DL380 (G1 model)
for example has.  ida(4) does not hook into the SCSI framework though.

> ciss0: <Compaq Smart Array 5300> port ...
> [...]
> da0 at ciss0 bus 0 target 0 lun 0
> da0: <COMPAQ RAID 5  VOLUME OK> Fixed Direct Access SCSI-0 device 
> da0: 135.168MB/s transfers
> da0: 105008MB (215056800 512 byte sectors: 255H 32S/T 26355C)
> This is a real hardware RAID card, and it presents the array to the
> system as a regular SCSI disk (da0 above). Just define your array from
> the card's BIOS and make sure you are running a kernel that has 'ciss'
> enabled (GENERIC has it by default).
> /Daniel Eriksson
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Wilko Bulte				wilko at FreeBSD.org

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