Use regular readahead instead: The first thing you’ll have to do is to list IDs of all your physical disks:. Let’s check if we have one and if it’s working fine:. It seems ADRA is deprecated, current megacli binary doesn’t offer this option anymore. It will log a ligne to syslog when something failed and will send you a mail.

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If you know of other devices that we’ve missed reply back If you find official webpages for devices listed but not linked reply back.

Dec 21, Messages: We could combine Areca and 3Ware controllers.

Is my LSI card flashable to IT mode? : JDM_WAAAT

Dell cards can be flashed using firmware-tools. The controller will now recognise the disk as being a “foreign” one. Hope this is of use. PatrickApr 21, It’s quite new and thus, may be missing in some not-up-to-date distributions.

Feb 20, Llsi The write policies specify whether the controller sends a write-request completion signal as soon as the data is in the cache sqs1078 after it has been written to disk. Your name or email address: If not, it won’t be used to avoid filling cache with randon useless data in case of randomly accessed sector.


A second one with a RAID6 arrays of 7 drives with one offline the array has just been created so it’s under initialization too. There is currently no known opensource tool for theses cards. All theses card can be used with stock Linux kernel which includes a working driver. Li need some experiences of who has done what with which and why. The first one with a RAID1 array working fine.

LSI RAID Controller and HBA Complete Listing Plus OEM Models

It means it has detected some RAID informations on it, and thus, considers it as a disk being part of an sas078 that may be imported into current controller configuration.

The script can be called with –nagios parameter. IBM has a ‘Advanced feature key’ to enable the missing functions, these need to be purchased separately. A complete documentation is attached as PDF here: Zas1078 tools creates the device node at startup.

Sep 25, Messages: This procedure enables optimal utilization of controller resources, faster succession of the write requests and therefore higher throughput.


These settings do not affect the read-ahead policy.

Download in other formats: It seems to work on old card but fails with the new one. BIOS upgrade from a Linux system.

A server with two controllers old script version output, sorry got no such hardware to get a newer example: Do you already have an account? It seems ADRA is deprecated, current megacli binary doesn’t offer this option anymore. The first one is already setup but we have just plugged a disk bays on the second card.

I made some wrappers around binaries from megactl package to create the node if it doesn’t exist yet.

Dec 29, Messages: If you find mistakes reply back. However LSI provide megaclia proprietary management command line utility which is rather hard to use. StuxTheBloke and Kai Amundsen like this.