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Old 01-28-2008, 01:30 AM   #1
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problem with powervault 660F


hye hey...
im a newbie here...

my problem is where can i get linux driver for powervault 660F..
im using linux red hat enterprise 3
please someone help me..
this is one of my research for Industry Training..
 
Old 01-28-2008, 02:57 AM   #2
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the linux driver you need is for the HBAs, not the storage box.
 
Old 01-28-2008, 03:24 AM   #3
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yup i know that..
where to find the driver..
please help me..
 
Old 01-28-2008, 04:34 AM   #4
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well, what server are you using there? what are the HBAs used?
 
Old 01-28-2008, 06:44 PM   #5
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im using red hat linux enterprise 3...
HBAs only use for data storage...

this is one of my research for my industry training or internship training..
please help me..
u must tell me all about the HBAs...
 
Old 01-29-2008, 05:06 AM   #6
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what server do you have there, is it Dell as well?
 
Old 01-29-2008, 10:11 PM   #7
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i using server dell power edge 4300...
 
Old 01-30-2008, 02:58 AM   #8
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whoa! that's an ancient one. anyhow, post the usual stuff - lspci, dmesg... you know the drill

also look here:
http://support.dell.com/support/down...3&fileid=11982
this is a diagnostic utility diskette images, might help to see if you have hardware problems there.

AFAIK 660F was not designed to work with linux, it was there in the NT4 days. So there is no native tool to manage it under linux. What you need to try to make it work, is to get some kind of SAN management software for linux. If you have Qlogic HBAs, you can try to use SANsurfer from the Qlogic website. But anyhow, this thing is so old, you'd better give it away to charity and get a proper SAN box.
 
Old 01-30-2008, 07:50 PM   #9
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okay...
thanx for all your information..
 
Old 01-30-2008, 08:02 PM   #10
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are you sure that PV 660f do not work with linux..??
okay nevermind...
thanx again..
 
Old 01-31-2008, 03:08 AM   #11
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I am sure it is not a Dell supported configuration for this particular SAN. But as I said, there might be a workaround, that might be achieved if you find HBA specific software that would control the SAN under linux
 
  


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