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Old 03-02-2011, 07:52 PM
"Paul Stewart"
 
Default Dell Powervault MD3200

Good question..

We have ended up temporarily installing Windows of those servers to do the
initial configuration and then blow that away to use Linux.... kind of sucks
but the last array we build using MD3000 was done that way....

Would love to hear something to the contrary though..

Paul


-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Edmunds [mailto:kae@midnighthax.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 3:01 PM
To: debian-isp
Subject: Dell Powervault MD3200

Does anyone have experience of configuring these disk arrays under Debian?

We have a configuration with a Dell R710 server connected via SAS to a
Dell Powervault MD3200, which in turn is daisy-chained to three MD1200
expansion units. The Dell-supplied configuration tools are designed for Red
Hat and SUSE only, and unlike other disk arrays I have used in the past,
there doesn't appear to be a web interface to configure the unit.

Also, when loading the mpt2sas kernel module, syslog reports "FIXME driver
has no support for subenclosures (3)". This is on Squeeze running
2.6.32-5-amd64 (I'm building a 2.6.37.2 kernel as I write).

So, anyone had success with an MD3200 under Debian?

Thanks,
Keith


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Old 03-04-2011, 10:44 AM
Carlos Acedo
 
Default Dell Powervault MD3200

Hi!

On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 21:52, Paul Stewart <paul@paulstewart.org> wrote:


Good question..



We have ended up temporarily installing Windows of those servers to do the

initial configuration and then blow that away to use Linux.... kind of sucks

but the last array we build using MD3000 was done that way....



Would love to hear something to the contrary though..



Paul


Well I have a MD3000i SAN array and I could setup the array with the linux client (smclient). It comes in rpm format, but alien is there for converting from rpm to deb, so I had no problem to configure the SAN from linux (ubuntu in this case)

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:51 PM
Keith Edmunds
 
Default Dell Powervault MD3200

On Fri, 4 Mar 2011 12:44:53 +0100, carlos@pangea.org said:

> Well I have a MD3000i SAN array and I could setup the array with the
> linux client (smclient).

A bigger problem was that the Debian (and vanilla) kernels don't support
the exapansion boxes.

We installed CentOS on that box in the end. Not ideal, but way better than
installed The Other Operating System (which we don't have a copy of
anyway).


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