[PVE-User] RAID 10 with proxmox

Muhammad Yousuf Khan sirtcp at gmail.com
Mon Sep 19 11:10:45 CEST 2011


Thanks Alain, i got your point. let me try with RHEL option.. otherwise ill
research on software RAID instead.

Thank you,

On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 1:17 PM, Alain Péan <alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr
> wrote:

>  Indeed, if it is the only option you have, SW RAID means Software Raid, so
> fake Raid. As Proxmox-ve use in fact a RHEL kernel, you can try the setup
> with RHEL option, but I am not sure it will work...
>
> The best option is to invest in a good hardware Raid card (adaptatec,
> 3Ware...).
>
> The other option is to setup your Raid inside Linux, with Linux Raid
> Software, madm. See for example :
> http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/6518/1
>
> But it is not supported in Proxmox.  And I am not sure it will be possible,
> after Proxmox installs on the first disk, to configure a Raid 10 with the
> three other...
>
> Alain
>
> Le 19/09/2011 10:06, Muhammad Yousuf Khan a écrit :
>
> 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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