[PVE-User] Experience (or issues) with Dell Controller ?

Alain Péan alain.pean at lpp.polytechnique.fr
Wed May 16 17:37:34 CEST 2012

Le 16/05/2012 16:46, Philippe Schwarz a écrit :
> Hi,
> i'm going to built a  3-way cluster using pve 2.1.
> Looking at Dell PE R720 or R710, with a lot of drives (up to 16) could
> be great, but neither the H710/ H700 , nor the H200 seem to work well
> with current kernel 2.6.32.
> Does anyone have experience to share with those controllers ?


I have a Dell PE R610 with H700 (512 Mo Ram cache), and it with working 
with no problem with 1.9 and now 2.0, 2.1. I configured the Raid level 
to Raid 10.
Here are the performance :
~# pveperf
CPU BOGOMIPS:      76605.59
REGEX/SECOND:      945691
HD SIZE:           94.49 GB (/dev/mapper/pve-root)
BUFFERED READS:    274.47 MB/sec
FSYNCS/SECOND:     3180.59
DNS EXT:           19.39 ms
DNS INT:           2.17 ms

It seems to me rather correct.

So I don't see any problem with this controller and Proxmox VE. I would 
be more careful (and even avoid) with H200.


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