[PVE-User] HBA raid, storage best practices
elacunza at binovo.es
Mon Oct 17 08:48:58 CEST 2011
You have to look for LSI's propietary linux binaries to get array
status; try looking on their website.
You can also check whether when a disk failure happens it gets logged to
You can also ask IBM for the correct binaries. Usually they only have
binaries for Red Hat and SUSE, but sometimes they work on Debian too.
El sáb, 15-10-2011 a las 23:54 +0200, Tonči Stipičević escribió:
> Hi to all,
> I have cuople of issues:
> 1. ibm x3200 has HBA (host-based-adapter) LSI 1046E hdd controller that
> also can handle raid10 arrays
> So debian (proxmox 1.9) recognises it as raid controler and accepts
> raid 10 array and sees it as one drive (made of 4) . So the lsi 1046e
> driver is there.
> but neverthelss debian does not provide monitoring for this controller
> and we are not able to retrieve raid-health-state which could be (is)
> very important !
> How to aproach to this issue?
> We cannot be notified in the case one drive fails...
> In order to monitor riad array we can only look at the server...
> Is it wise to use it (HBA hdd (raid) adapter) or not ? (since we've got
> 2. end-user has netapp FAS2020A as storage
> So what would be optimal aproach:
> 1. from my point of view NFS share (for VMs and proxmox cluster) seems
> to be very good. NFS is native netapp format anyway ...
> but we cannot make online backups (but we could take advantages of
> netapp snapshots ... every day another snapshot of hddxx.raw file)
> 2. if we make iscsi connection to netapp and lvm partition on top of it
> than we can make online backups etc.
> So I kindly ask, if somebody , that has tested pros and cons of NFS
> and ISCSI towards netapp storage, can share some expirience and advices
> about this proxmox-storage combination ?
> thank you very much in advance
> and best regards
> Tonci Stipicevic
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