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Install and Configure RAID 4Si, PCI 4 port Ultra2 SCSI RAID (A5856A)

someone_4
Honored Contributor

Install and Configure RAID 4Si, PCI 4 port Ultra2 SCSI RAID (A5856A)

Hello,

Hell I have just received an A5856A ( RAID 4Si, PCI 4 port Ultra2 SCSI RAID ) card.

Does anyone have any tips on installation and configuration of this card?

thanks
Richard
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Helen French
Honored Contributor

Re: Install and Configure RAID 4Si, PCI 4 port Ultra2 SCSI RAID (A5856A)

Andy Beal
Frequent Advisor

Re: Install and Configure RAID 4Si, PCI 4 port Ultra2 SCSI RAID (A5856A)

Richard,

It's fairly easy, just not too intuitive. Use irm to set it up. Watch out, it's tricky remembering to use space to select and enter to confirm. My first one, I ended up creating raid 0 devices several times and had to keep destoying them. You can only create one logical drive at a time, just select the members and then hit enter. If your hooking to an external cabinet check your dip switch settings on the controllers, the wrong settings caused one system to hang each time I tried to create the raid sets.

Andy
Zeev Schultz
Honored Contributor

Re: Install and Configure RAID 4Si, PCI 4 port Ultra2 SCSI RAID (A5856A)

IRM has automatic , easy and manual configurations.What storage you have connected
to the 4si card (and how many ports),what type
of raid you intend to use?
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