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  1. Anyone knows if I would be getting problems/alerts for putting in Non Dell branded drives into Dell PowerVault MD1220? I plan to use the Dell MD1220 enclosure as the JBOD enclosure. But from several forums I read, this will work, but Dell OpenManage software will keep throwing alerts that the drives are non-certified or something like that. Let say I use standard generic LSI/Adaptec RAID controller instead of Dell PERC card, would this be good to work around this and would Dell OpenManage work with generic LSI card? Appreciate all feedback.
  2. Anyone can recommend a good real RAID card SAS 12G that can set the alarm off upon failure detection? I have a server in RAID 10 and it is in the same room with me. So I need a RAID card that can alarm/make a noise when it detects drive failure, SMART failure, and even failure in the card itself. Thanks,
  3. I have a Disk Array that I set it up as a JBOD (12x 4TB). I connected the array to the host via Adaptec RAID storage controller. When I was configuring the array at BIOS level, I did Low Level Format to one of the drives out of curiosity. When the system is still formatting the drives, there was a blinking red at the screen Not to cancel the format is still in progress. It was still at 1% progress, so I cancelled it anyway since there is nothing wrong with the drive. However, after I cancelled it, the disk is recognized by the system, but it was greyed out and the capacity then reported as 0kB and it seems like there is nothing I could do with it. Anyone can help how to restore the drive to the working state? Thank you.
  4. Hi, I have LSI Syncro CS 9271-8i installed and I found small issue here: I created a Node A and it has a shared Virtual Disk (VD). Now, when Node A reboots, the VD is being transferred to peer Node B and the VD will stay in Node B - no matter node A is up or not. Is this normal? Any expert here knows how to transfer VD from Node B back to Node A when A is online? Below is the information --- I would appreciate it if anyone here could give me some feedback. Thanks. #/opt/MegaRAID/storcli/storcli64 /c0 show Generating detailed summary of the adapter, it may take a while to complete. Controller = 0 Status = Success Description = None Product Name = LSI Syncro CS 9271-8iQ Serial Number = SV40421776 SAS Address = 500605b008929d30 PCI Address = 00:85:00:00 System Time = 06/25/2017 00:24:34 Mfg. Date = 01/23/14 Controller Time = 06/25/2017 00:24:33 FW Package Build = 23.6.1-0018 BIOS Version = FW Version = 3.330.05-2793 Driver Name = megaraid_sas Driver Version = 06.811.02.00-rh1 Vendor Id = 0x1000 Device Id = 0x5B SubVendor Id = 0x1000 SubDevice Id = 0x927B Host Interface = PCI-E Device Interface = SAS-6G Bus Number = 133 Device Number = 0 Function Number = 0 Drive Groups = 2 ... /c0/v0 : ====== --------------------------------------------------------------- DG/VD TYPE State Access Consist Cache Cac sCC Size Name --------------------------------------------------------------- 0/0 RAID0 Optl RW Yes RWTC - ON 558.406 GB --------------------------------------------------------------- Cac=CacheCade|Rec=Recovery|OfLn=OffLine|Pdgd=Partially Degraded|Dgrd=Degraded Optl=Optimal|RO=Read Only|RW=Read Write|HD=Hidden|TRANS=TransportReady|B=Blocked| Consist=Consistent|R=Read Ahead Always|NR=No Read Ahead|WB=WriteBack| AWB=Always WriteBack|WT=WriteThrough|C=Cached IO|D=Direct IO|sCC=Scheduled Check Consistency PDs for VD 0 : ============ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ EID:Slt DID State DG Size Intf Med SED PI SeSz Model Sp Type ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10:0 16 Onln 0 558.406 GB SAS HDD N N 512B ST3600057SS U - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ EID-Enclosure Device ID|Slt-Slot No.|DID-Device ID|DG-DriveGroup DHS-Dedicated Hot Spare|UGood-Unconfigured Good|GHS-Global Hotspare UBad-Unconfigured Bad|Onln-Online|Offln-Offline|Intf-Interface Med-Media Type|SED-Self Encryptive Drive|PI-Protection Info SeSz-Sector Size|Sp-Spun|U-Up|D-Down|T-Transition|F-Foreign UGUnsp-Unsupported|UGShld-UnConfigured shielded|HSPShld-Hotspare shielded CFShld-Configured shielded|Cpybck-CopyBack|CBShld-Copyback Shielded VD0 Properties : ============== Strip Size = 256 KB Number of Blocks = 1171062784 Span Depth = 1 Number of Drives Per Span = 1 Write Cache(initial setting) = WriteBack Disk Cache Policy = Disk's Default Encryption = None Data Protection = None Active Operations = None Exposed to OS = Yes Creation Date = 22-06-2017 Creation Time = 02:46:01 AM Host Access Policy = Shared Peer Has Access = YES VD GUID = 4c5349202020202000105b0000107b9269897c46660b80f9 Emulation type = default Is LD Ready for OS Requests = Yes SCSI NAA Id = 600605b008929d3020ddebe9760e1fec