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RAID 5 on a DELL PERC H330

RAID 5 on a DELL PERC H330
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:01:09 AM »
Hi All

Anybody has expirience on setting up a SME Server using RAID 5 on a Dell PERC H330?
I couldnĀ“t iven recogneze it using SMS 9.2 version.
Any help will be great.
Thanx in advance.

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Re: RAID 5 on a DELL PERC H330
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 11:54:01 AM »
As far as I can see you need a driver for that card.

Have a search of the interwebs for:

"CentOS 6 DELL PERC H330"

https://www.dell.com/support/home/uk/en/ukbsdt1/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=p1fjj

It doesn't look like it is a supported option out of the box.

However, I'm not sure how you would add that driver in during the install process. Yes, it isn't hard to build an rpm with their srpm, but that doesn't help for installation.

https://serverfault.com/questions/773399/installing-perc-driver-during-centos-install

Seems to indicate you would need to compile the driver from source and load it during install. Not impossible, but a lot of hoop jumping.

You may also have to do a lot of dancing about with updates etc.

Might be easier to get yourself a card that is supported. Or use it with a hypervisor and run SME as a VM (which is what lots of us do)
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Re: RAID 5 on a DELL PERC H330
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2018, 03:02:44 AM »
Thanx a lot. I gess it will be better to get another card or use as a VM.

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Re: RAID 5 on a DELL PERC H330
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 10:56:08 AM »
Thanx a lot. I gess it will be better to get another card or use as a VM.

NP. Seems sad, but I don't know an easy way to do it.

Personally I'd get yourself a hypervisor - say Proxmox or similar, and then run SME in a VM. I think I only have one instance of SME on real hardware now - all the rest are VMs on Prox.

Makes life so much easier.... :-)
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1. Read the Manual
2. Read the Wiki
3. Don't ask for support on Unsupported versions
4. I have a job, wife, and kids and do this in my spare time. If you want something fixed, please help.

Bugs are easier than you think: http://wiki.contribs.org/Bugzilla_Help

If you love SME and don't want to lose it, join in: http://wiki.contribs.org/Koozali_Foundation

Re: RAID 5 on a DELL PERC H330
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2018, 02:56:54 AM »


It is ok. We have a solution.

I Will take your advice and setup it on a VM.

Thanx a lot for your time. I really appreciate it.