[PVE-User] Installing Hardware RAID.

Victor Padro vpadro at gmail.com
Tue Dec 22 18:38:26 CET 2015


HP Smart Array P410 might be a good option too, they're dirt cheap on ebay
these days, they're 6 Gbps, include 256/512mb and BBU:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/462919-001-HP-Smart-Array-P410-256MB-Low-Profile-SAS-Controller-BBU-SAS-Cable-/172032560167?hash=item280df08c27:g:JE4AAOSwhkRWct79
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-Smart-Array-P410-512MB-SAS-With-FBWC-PCI-E-X8-SAS-Controller-578230-B21-/171994654757?hash=item280bae2825:g:kI0AAOSwf-VWat7z

You'll just need a couple SFF-8087 to SATA cables if that's the case.

Good luck.

On Tue, Dec 22, 2015 at 11:30 AM, Muhammad Yousuf Khan <sirtcp at gmail.com>
wrote:

> 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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