[PVE-User] RAID 10 with proxmox

Muhammad Yousuf Khan sirtcp at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 10:06:18 CEST 2011


it seems to me that only configuration CD can install this RAID with OS.
because it is written that " [SW RAID] supports configuration of SATA ports
for RAID via RAID configuration software" and unfortunately this CD don't
supports debian therefore i think this is a dead lock now only option is
linux software RAID or buy hardware RAID card.
Any suggestion ?

Thanks.


On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 12:54 PM, Muhammad Yousuf Khan <sirtcp at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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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