It does sound similar to the problem I was having on OpenIndiana. A quick check on whether this is a HW (cables, etc.) or SW problem, would be to do a quick install of another known-good OS temporarily. Install Windows as the main OS, install the LSI drivers and see if the eight drives show up correctly.
I've bought two 128GB Sandisk SSD during a sale. I'd like to have them as mirror rpool (each bootable) instead of my current very old HDD. Does napp-it help in the process, or is it just a link toward a blog explaining the process ?
Thanks for your answer, that's good to know. I'm on OI. I want to put one SSD in, have it as a mirror of the HDD, then remove the HDD and replace it with the other SSD. Is that possible, especially regarding the copy of the boot sector ?
On OI/OmniOS, you can mirror your rpool with menu Disks >> mirror bootdisk
This is not working with Solaris 11.1
The help menu links to infos about:
I tried to reflash the LSI2308 with full firmware+BIOS this time.
In the LSI BIOS menu (using CTRL+C) i can see the eight hdds! (and all the leds are blinking at least one time.)
But in napp-it i can't see them, i tried again to disable partition support, initialize disks, delete disk buffer and enter the format command, but i only see two hdds.
so im running open indiana on one of these
have had this thing running for almost 2 years now, problem i have is only 1 of the onboard nics is recognized out of the box by OI. Now i like to think im decent with linux but still getting the hang of OI.
Is it possible to get my second on board nic recognized and configure?
thanks in advance.
Solaris is similar to OSX. You should always buy hardware that is supported out of the box. You can try to find a Solaris driver but mostly the driver is included or not available.
Have you tried newer releases like OI 151.a8, OmniOS 1008 or Solaris 11.1 where the driver may be included?. Other option is to add a cheap Intel pci-e 1x nic if you need a second one.
All in one with pass-through acts identical to a barebone config regarding storage. Your link shows a method to get it working when the 2308 was not yet included by Illumos.(OI < 151.a8 or Illumos < 1006). With current releases it should work per default.
(You may try to be sure)
Can you remove all disks and try only one disk (try at least two, optionally other/older disks) and check controller behaviours again with sas2ircu (call via CLI or check whole napp-it monitor-log to see full output)
Yeah, but i'm running short ideas, so i try everything i can. :/
The LSI2308 is integrated to the motherboard, but as it's working fine under windows (on the two mobo i tried) i guess it's not an hardware problem.
As _Gea said current OmniOS release should work with the LSI2308 per default the OS/driver should be ok aswell.
sas2ircu return me "discovery error".
Just wondering whether this is normal, when transferring large files, e.g. 4-8gb isos, from the OmniOS server to my Windows 8 machine I get around 90-100MB/s read, however when the file is cached (e.g. I initiate the copy again) I get 110-113MB/s which is the max I'll get on a gbit network.
Why is it that dd and bonnie benches show much higher read speeds yet network transfer is slower unless cached?
This is using CIFS
I have 10 x Samsung 2TB's (HD204UI) in raidz2
2 x LSI 9211-8i's
Intel pcie gbit nic
ZFS doesn't cache large files.
As far as i know, yes... ZFS on oi is older then on OmniOS, so there shouldnt be any problems.
Shares and acls will stay the same, only iscsi conf you have to export.
I think people here choose OmniOS, sice nappit oficially supports omnios and its better maintained then oi.
I mirrored these to have redundancy. What should my next steps be? Should I get a replacement disk which is the same model if available? Should I be trying to shut off that disk, or trying to get data off it at this point?
If they're mirrored, then I probably wouldn't be too worried about getting the data off the array. Order yourself a new drive, and just swap it out ASAP.
In the meantime, run a scrub on the pool and see what it reports.
Napp-It Question/Feature Request:
Would it be possible for the scrub/snap time periods to be adjusted? Specifically, I don't want to scrub my pool every week. I'd like to do it once a month on a Sunday. Say the 4th Sunday of every month. From what I can tell, that's not possible now. Nexenta has something similar but they include "week" as a valid time period. So basically, you can say "Every Week" "Every 2 Weeks" "Every 3 Weeks" "Every 4 Weeks" _then_ you can set a day. So, in my example you'd set "Every 4 Weeks" on a "Sunday".
While we're on that topic, would it be possible to change around how you choose which days you want a job to run? Example, I want snapshots to happen every hour over the weekend, but during the weekdays, i only want it every 2 or 3 or 6 hours. To do that now, I have to create 2 jobs for the weekends, and 5 jobs for the weekday. It could be done in 2 jobs if I could select which days of the week I wanted things to run. So for each job, you'd have check boxes for the days of the week you want the job to run. Job 1 would have Sunday and Saturday checked. Job 2 would have Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday checked.
Is this at all possible? Has it been done and I'm not seeing it? Is it part of an external package? Thanks for your help, _Gea!