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How can I improve Smart Array 5i IO performance?

Jack Fan
Regular Advisor

How can I improve Smart Array 5i IO performance?

How can I improve Smart Array 5i IO performance in RedHat 3 AS Linux box?
For example, change driver parameter or kernal parameter ...
2 REPLIES

Re: How can I improve Smart Array 5i IO performance?

Check out whether or not you have got a BBWC
(Battery Backed Write Cache) installed on the raid card..

If it is not installed then you will have a performance issue to do with writing of data to the raid array...

With one installed HP recon on an a possible 75% performance increase on writes to the raid array....
Mike Stroyan
Honored Contributor

Re: How can I improve Smart Array 5i IO performance?

Other folks have noted that getting a controller card in a slower slot can also limit performance. That's not a factor for an integrated controller.

There is a discussion of how to check the status and configuration of a BBWC at http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1166697