Re: ServeRAID M5110e driver for Debian Squeeze
On 10/23/2012 8:14 AM, s0lid wrote:
> I have a new server IBM X3650 M4 with a raid controller ServeRaid
> M5110e. I'm having a problem finding driver for this device. I tried
> to install debian using the ISO from http://kmuto.jp/debian/d-i/ which
> say that it has the driver for the M5110e but still no avail. I tried
> the megaraid_sas, megaraid, megaraid_mbox and megaraid_mm but nothing
> Anyone have an experience with this?
I'm seeing a trend. You're the 2nd person recently to post about
trouble with an OEM card based on the latest LSI MegaRAID PCIe 3.0 design.
This isn't uncommon when new hardware meets "old" kernels and/or kernels
that eliminate all non-free source and/or firmware.
Install 6.x to boot drive connected to a mobo SATA/SATA controller
supported by 6.x. Download vanilla 3.6.x, configure megaraid_sas and
megaraid_new NOT as modules, include all firmware blobs in the kernel,
and see if that works. Apparently the 3.2.x Wheezy kernel doesn't like
these boards either, so using vanilla source is your best bet.
This isn't an optimal solution but for one-off servers. If you have ten
to manage, obviously it would be preferred for the stock Debian kernels
to work with these cards.