[Linux-HA] Linux mail cluster with IBM serveraid 4Lx's in xseries
alanr at unix.sh
Wed Mar 24 15:25:28 MST 2004
Farrell McGovern wrote:
> dragon wrote:
>> I am trying to build a HA Mail cluster and was trying to follow the
>> instructions i found in the archives. (http://www.softup.com.co/ha/ ).
>> have encountered some issues that I need some help on.
>> First, lets describe the situation
>> 2 ibm xSeries 232's
>> each with 2 serveraid 4Lx's (single channel, one for OS, one for
>> shared bus, each on different PCI Bus.)
>> OS 2 18GB drive mirrored
>> 2 Nic cards (onboard intel and added 3com)
>> 1 EXP300
>> Shared 6 36GB drives in raid5, 1 partition
>> OS Slackware 9.1 linux (have tried both the 2.6.4 and the 2.4.25
>> kernel with the IBM cd version 6.11 and 6.10)
> We run dozens of RAIDed systems on 232's and 235's...we use the
> ServeRAID 5 cards, but here is what we have found, maybe it will help:
> Make sure that you have updated the ServeRAID Bios from the CD, and
> then make sure that you have the latest kernel patch for the ServeRAID
> cards...the kernel maitainers are somewhat slow to get the latest
> patches in. The BIOS level and kernel patch need to match,otherwise you
> get problems. The ServeRAID cards are actually made and maintained by
Yeah. IBM sold this division to Adaptec a couple of years ago.
> I have the email of the maintainer somewhere...let me know if
> you need it.
This is all excellent advice. But, his situation is a little different
since he wants to do ServeRAID clustering (which doesn't work with the
ServeRAID 5 series).
Although this is quite a bit different from what you're doing, would you
mind looking over and improving our directions on the Wiki?
Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh>
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