[PVE-User] RAID 10 with proxmox

Muhammad Yousuf Khan sirtcp at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 09:54:05 CEST 2011


in bios , advance TAB i can see SATA mode is set to [SW RAID] but when i
boot with Proxmox CD. it showed me 4 different drives. what is this happing.

Thank you,

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Alain Péan <
alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr> wrote:

>  Hi Muhammad,
>
> Raid 10 is not common for a fake Raid, I would presume it is real Raid. Do
> you know what Raid Controller you have ? Normally, the hardware drivers are
> included in the linux kernel, and Promox kernel (the last, 2.6.32-6 is based
> on RHEL 6 one) contains a lot of them. The Proxmox team even includes more
> drivers if they are available and are requested by users.
>
> But the normal way to setup Raid volume (for example Raid 10), if it is a
> real hardware Raid Conttroller, is to enter the Raid bios Setup (often
> Ctrl-A when you power on the server), and inside this Raid setup, you
> configure your Raid (selecting the level, the disks included in the volume,
> and so on, see the documentation of your Raid Controller). Then there is a
> long Raid initialization phase, and only when it is completed, you can try
> to install Proxmox-ve. If the Raid controller is recognized, the installer
> will see one disk, your Raid 10 volume, and happilly install on it.
>
> Be sure there is a Battery Board Unit (BBU) on your Raid Controller if
> there is Ram cache.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Alain
>
> Le 19/09/2011 09:19, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>
> ok guyz, thanks for the advice. i will discuss all the stuff with my team.
> and hopefully will come to a  conclusion.
>
>  Thank you,
>
>
>
> 2011/9/16 Frédéric Massot <frederic at juliana-multimedia.com>
>
>> Le 16/09/2011 14:52, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>>
>>  Dear All,
>>>
>>> i have a Intel base server machine S5500BC to which i want to install
>>> Proxmox 1.9 pr 1.8 with RAID 10 option this is a builtin motherboard
>>> option. now the problem is when i use the bootable CD for this
>>> motherboard that contain the RAID Drivers (Regardless of fake or
>>> hardware RAID) i can see only 3 OS options. RHEL , Windows, SUSE but i
>>> can not see debian or any other. now my need is RAID 10 with Proxmox and
>>> CD is not compatible with Proxmox . please guide me to overcome the
>>> issue.
>>>
>>
>>  Hi,
>>
>> It is quite common as a question, the answer is always the same, do not
>> use the fake RAID.
>>
>> How data are stored is unique to the model of the motherboard. If the
>> motherboard fails, it will have the same model to retrieve data from RAID.
>>
>> So using the Linux RAID software or true RAID hardware with a card.
>>
>> In the case of RAID hardware, check which models are compatible with each
>> other and buy a spare card.
>>
>>
>> Regards.
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