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For tips and tricks common to all types of storage, see Installer Magic
Dell sells a number of RAID cards or ROMBs which use the LSI (formerly AMI) MegaRAID driver which is part of the stock 2.2.x, 2.4.x, and 2.6.x kernels.N.B.: PERC 5 controllers use SAS (Serial Attached SCSI), which uses the new megaraid_sas driver. This is a new family of products, and the tools used for managing the SCSI RAID adapters do not work for the SAS RAID adapters. Add-in Types
Drivers Note: Use the mailing lists to get support for these drivers.
QLogic now posts their drivers in DKMS RPM format. You can download them from ftp.qlogic.com.To remain an EMC qualified solution you should be sure to check the list of qualified kernels on EMC's support matrix.
Emulex now posts their drivers in DKMS RPM format. See them on EMC's list of qualified Emulex drivers.To remain an EMC qualified solution you should be sure to check the list of qualified kernels on EMC's support matrix.
For those using RHEL3, the native ieee1394 driver has quite a number of instability issues. To address this, John Hull has put together a dkms-enabled update RPM for the driver based off of the updated code found in the 2.4.25 kernel. It also includes the necessary hotplug script hooks to allow you to use your ieee1394 device with devlabel to assure device naming consistency. The RPM (it's in the tarball) can be found at ftp://ftp.dell.com/rmsd/ieee1394-2.4.25-1.tar.gz.
The CERC SATA 2S RAID controller is a combination BIOS and driver-based software RAID solution, which uses the system motherboard's SATA controllers. It is not a hardware RAID solution such as the aacraid and megaraid controllers listed above.