[PVE-User] Installing Hardware RAID.

Muhammad Yousuf Khan sirtcp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 18:30:22 CET 2015


I really appreciate that Thanks Eneko
And thanks to everyone for helping.

Thanks,
Yousuf

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 1:38 PM, Eneko Lacunza <elacunza at binovo.es> wrote:

> Hi Muhammad,
>
> I have currently the following in production:
>
> (Proxmox VMs on ceph storage, RAID only for boot/root/swap partition)
> - PERC H200A - no battery
> - IBM ServeRAID 8k (Adaptec) 256MB BBC
> - PERC H730 1GB NV
> - PERC H710 512MB NV
>
> (RAID for VMs and system)
> - PERC H710 512MB NV
>
> Try to avoid PERC H310, I had reliability issues with drivers in
> 2.6.32/3.10 kernels (it would work/not work randomly on each reboot)
>
> Cheers
> Eneko
>
> El 18/12/15 a las 14:32, Muhammad Yousuf Khan escribió:
>
> Thanks Eneko and Admin.
>
> Can you please mention which RAID card you are using?
>
> Thanks,
> MYK
>
> On Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 4:51 PM, <admin at extremeshok.com>
> admin at extremeshok.com <admin at extremeshok.com> wrote:
>
>> Some of the new raid controllers replaced the battery with a ssd.
>>
>> With proper hardware raid, your raid should be transparent to the OS.
>>
>> We have been using proxmox with proper hardware raid for years.
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> > On 18 Dec 2015, at 12:26 PM, Eneko Lacunza < <elacunza at binovo.es>
>> elacunza at binovo.es> wrote:
>> >
>> > Hi Muhammad,
>> >
>> >> El 17/12/15 a las 19:32, Muhammad Yousuf Khan escribió:
>> >> I have been using Proxmox for so long this is my first time that i may
>> need to use Hardware RAID instead of MDADM, Just asking for my knowledge as
>> i we are planning to buy a raid controller.how do you guys recommend
>> installing Hardware RAID. regardless of fake or true RAID.
>> >>
>> >> I am asking this because there are two methods of installing Proxmox
>> (a) first install debian, (b) then installing PVE kernel.
>> >>
>> >> However the 2nd type of installation is via ISO image.  and i am
>> mostly using the first method with software RAID or ZFS. this is my first
>> time i am looking into Hardware raid installation.
>> >>
>> >> so which method do you guys prefer?
>> >>
>> >> I can see Debian Jessie has the driver for my RAID CARD.
>> >>
>> >> here is the model HP DL380
>> >> https://wiki.debian.org/HP/ProLiant
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> any sharing knowledge will be highly appreciated.
>> > I always use ISO image, except when I need to do something not
>> supported by it (i.e. softraid ;) ).
>> >
>> > Please, do not use fakeRAID. If you're using RAID card for performance
>> reasons, use one with battery backed/NV cache.
>> >
>> > Cheers
>> > Eneko
>> >
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