- Dec 11, 2010
Give me the full spec of your ML350 G5
I have one here I can directly compare with.
Dual quad core 5345's
These I feel are NOT good Solaris boxes I am afraid ....
You will see massive pauses here and there with them.... Mines been frustrating me for a while.
When it works it works good, still havn't figured ou the pauses .....
Here is what I have found tho.
To get the best out of it, you need to have drives attached to the onboard e200 pig of a smart array controller
Seems the smart array gets confused without drives attached, I am guessing using the Solaris drivers.
Mine is configured as a test machine, and for fiddling with all manner of things....
So, try the following
Attach smartarray port one to top 4 drive bays
Pop in 2x72gb drives in the top two bays....press f8 at boot and configure the drives as a mirror pair...
The boot a smart start cd I used v9.20 and configure controller like this
100% read cache
Then enable drive write cache
The only way to get some performance out of the shit e200 controller.
Top two drives mirrored will be your OS installation.
Then hook up your h200 to the bottom 4 drive bays (so you can only play with 4x72gig drives... But it should be a start for your testing) don't install them yet tho...
If you have a spare intel LAN card pop that in and cable it up. Solaris doesn't seem to correctly play with onboard LAN ports. ILO port doesn't work... 2nd port (Broadcom) I recon identifies wrongly.... And doesn't work correctly
Install OS onto mirrored 72gb drives
Shutdown, install 4 other drives
Install napp-it If you like and setup your 4 drives in a pool.
Make a share
Copy stuff from windows to the share and report back the copy speed
Those drives are slow tho.... Eg 50mb/s each.... But the IOPS are quite high
Plugging the drives on the e200 would sort of kill what I want to do that is go around any proprietary hardware, Solaris 11 and Nexenta detect all the drives just fine, the problem is when I use nappit. Even OI detect all the drives. I've switched to the windows installation again, SMB does about 110MB/sec to a single disk with write cache enabled, pretty fast for these small 72GB 10k 2.5 inches. Is there any way to disable the onboard shitty e200?
I'm using a intel pro 1000 network card at, don't even get close to the built in one.
I'll hook then 4 drives on the e200 and see what happens,
Give you a shout later on, thanks for the heads up