Re: using hp proliant ml 330
Am Do, den 08.04.2004 schrieb Guillaume Plessis um 00:42:
> Being lucky with Google may give you the solution :
AMI MegaRAID != AMI MegaIDE
The Controller used in the ProLiant ML330 series is an IDE-RAID and most
of the logic is not done by the controller but by the driver itself.
So performance will probably suck...
The controller will need proprietary drivers as AMI wants to protect
their "intellectual property" - despite RAID0/1 being quite simple...
As Lucas wrote, you CAN use it with Debian, but I would advise against
it. Updating the kernel will be more work and you cannot even quickly
recover your system with Knoppix (or something alike) because of the
We ditched our ML330 after a few days and replaced it with a DL380 - a
little bit more expensive, but worth the money.
Basically the ML330 is a nice machine - except for the IDE subsystem
(there is only one other IDE port for the CD-ROM, so you can't even use
Software-RAID as the HDD won't be detected by the OS!).
So if you really want a cheap dual Xeon tower server made by HP/Compaq,
either get an extra IDE controller, buy the SCSI version or use a RAID
controller wich is supported by the kernel. It will save you a lot of
time and headaches... ;o)
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