3ware cards [Was: Re: A little story of failed raid5 (3ware 8000 series)]

Darren Pilgrim phi at evilphi.com
Tue Aug 28 08:50:19 PDT 2007

Gary Palmer wrote:
> Darren Pilgrim wrote:
>> Tom Judge wrote:
>>> If you use the 3dm2 management interface you can schedule verify and
>>> rebuild tasks to run on a regular basis.  I think that 7500 series
>>> controllers can do this, 9500 and 9550's definitely can.
>> Actually it's all 7/8/9xxx series cards.  The 9xxx series cards also do 
>> auto-verify so there's no need to schedule the task.
> Sorry, I do not believe that is the case.  I have a 8506-4LP and if
> I click on Management -> Scheduling in the 3dm web interface it says
> (0x0C:0x0017): Scheduling is not supported on this controller model
> However you might be able to cheat using the tw_cli port to run
> the schedules out of cron rather than native on the card

I was talking about the verify task, though I now realize that wasn't 
clear.  Some of the older cards do only support tw_sched.  The ability 
to perform data verification and media scans has been present since the 
7xxx series.

Darren Pilgrim

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