First time posting here. I searched through the topics and didn't find my issue so thought I'd reach out. I installed this into my T server and the card functions fine. However, I am unable to upgrade the firmware to the most recent version. This seemed odd to me. I tried running the firmware update manually from the command line and found that the issue is that on this card the "SubDeviceID" is "1f77" instead of the "1f31" that the updater is looking for.
Turns out I can apply firmware from a Precision T workstation to this card but that firmware stopped updating back in while the PowerEdge version was updated just this past November. I'd like to be current. Is there any way for me to force-apply the PowerEdge firmware to the card? BAT file but that didn't work as the firmware updater told me that the image was corrupted despite downloading multiple versions. Updating using the Precision firmware worked just fine.
I can't update the card via LifeCycle controller as it doesn't even see the card likely due to something in the firmware not aligning with what should be in a PowerEdge server. Or, do I need to return this to the eBay seller and look for a card that was truly pulled from a PowerEdge server and not a Precision workstation? Return the card to the shady crook you bought it from.
They are either a liar or a moron maybe both. Try buying used server parts from more reputable sources, like xByte. Sounds like TinyRick is correct. Maybe you can put the PowerEdge firmware on it as well? Never looked into it but I thought I would throw that out. To continue this discussion, please ask a new question.
DellFollowers - Follow Mentions Products. Samuel Dell. Get answers from your peers along with millions of IT pros who visit Spiceworks. Hi, First time posting here. I can't update the card via LifeCycle controller as it doesn't even see the card likely due to something in the firmware not aligning with what should be in a PowerEdge server Or, do I need to return this to the eBay seller and look for a card that was truly pulled from a PowerEdge server and not a Precision workstation?
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There is little clear info on this, but this controller has confirmed large drive support above 2 TB. So I would have given it a shot. I guess maybe both firmware version on both raid controller and disks may play a part here.
If your disks are Dell-sourced may also influence on your results. I would have posted this in the Dell category. Perhaps you can have it moved. That being said, is this a current production server? Note that if these are not Dell drives that the controller status will list them with a warning error icon is an exclamation point in a yellow triangle.
I've already tried speaking with dell at which i just got the response of "yes" while others said "no". I will only have 2 of them at the time I purchase the H card so thats really why I needed a firm yes or no that it would work or not into the future when i all 6TB's to the remaining 4 caddys. All is right in the world - tested After studying the Dell website, and many other forums, it's clear that the e generation will work in this server configuration.
The n will work, but they've been deprecated for the e, and the latest generation 4Kn. Fortunately, there's plenty of e drives available for this server. To continue this discussion, please ask a new question.NZXT H700i - The FULL Review
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Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It only takes a minute to sign up. I have an ESXi 5. The IT Tech installed the controller and powered the host back on. I had to rescan the controller and the datastore appeared. Is they anything to be aware of when performing this type of upgrade in order to achieve the maximum performance? Most of us leave those PERC cards at stock config.
There is rarely any benefit from changing the config. The 1 issue your config will have is that it is RAID5. If you want real perf improvement, especially for writes, you need to move to RAID Yes you should change settings - read and write cache is probably disabled, back sure you have a UPS then go and enable write back caching and adaptive read caching CTRL R on boot up, F2 for operations on the vdisk.
Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Asked 6 years, 5 months ago. Active 4 years, 9 months ago. Viewed 7k times. Active Oldest Votes. Sounds like you worked at a low level, and successfully made the jump.Within the CRM is a diagnostic program. This tests the processor and also the disk performance. While it doesn't list hard numbers for test results it does show a bar graph.
On the over all tests, the server performs about mid-range - if I were to convert this to a scale of one to 10 - 1 being good ; typically fast would be 2; typically slow would be 6 and this server is a 4. On the hard drive test; again 1 to 10 1 being good typically fast would be 2 typically slow would be 6 and this server would be 20 the bar goes off the edge of the test page.
The server has all available updates. I have also stopped all SQL services, disconnected the server from the network and stopped every service I could for testing but nothing seems to make a difference.
While we don't support resolving performance issues, mostly due to the large amount of variables that can cause performance issues, not all of which being the system itself.
What i do suggest, and you start doing on your own, was to update the entire server to current. I would verify the server is current and up to date entirely and see if that resolves the performance issues. Now verify how far back your BIOS and iDrac are prior to updating, as jumping too many updates to current can cause communication issues between the server and the motherboard.
When copying large files cp from the OSthings are going well for a little while but the system becomes totally unresponsive.
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I believe that it occurs once the disk write cache is full. Similar behaviour. Testing small amount of datas MBperfs are excellent but they drop to ridiculous for large amount of data 2GB.
When I copy the other way round i. The recipient R server stays responsive during the copy. You cache is filled and does little before the midline of testing.
Lastly raid 1 is not super fast The second write can complete with the help of write back, but once the cache fills there is definitely a write penalty. It's apparently an issue with the write cache becoming full since it's unable to flush all of the cache data to the drives fast enough. I was able to overcome this by upgrading to faster drives and having SSD's on fastpath to bypass the controller cache. May be you will need to review your OS's disk cache policy. Also try disabling Adaptive Read Ahead to see if it helps.
Yes, I understand writes becoming slower, even much slower, when the cache is full, but the system should not become unresponsive, as in our case. While a large file copy is running, a single ls on another directory takes 30s Same behavior After a while the Operating System becomes unresponsive. Browse Community. Turn on suggestions. Auto-suggest helps you quickly narrow down your search results by suggesting possible matches as you type.
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Guide: Flashing H310/H710 Mini & full size to IT Mode
Johnanemone, While we don't support resolving performance issues, mostly due to the large amount of variables that can cause performance issues, not all of which being the system itself. Let me know your current versions and I can give you an upgrade path to current.By Raid5November 30, in General Support. I am trying Unraid for the first time and right now I'm in the experimental phase of the build process. Given this controller's limitation not sure if this limit is a curse or a blessing yetI'm trying to figure out what is the best approach to configure my drives.
Of course going to RAID 0 route means more disks to manage within the Unraid GUI, whereas a large raid volume makes it so I only have one drive to manage plus one parity disk. I'm looking at this from the perspective of performance, reliability, ease of recovery, pros and cons of each approach, etc.
It seems to me that the RAID 6 option is probably the better if not easier route, however going the RAID 0 route allows me to easily add and remove disks to the pool, where a raid volume is not expandable.
With Unraid in the mix I'm not sure what other challenges this will arise later on. Parity volume must be as large or larger than any of the array members. The way you worded your question makes me think you may not have a good handle on how unraid works, so maybe it would be best if you did some more reading to figure out what will actually work for you.
In general, using a hardware RAID in conjunction with unraid is a rather advanced undertaking, as that mode of operation is not widely used. It's possible, I know some people run areca raid 0 pools for their parity drive, but I don't know if your specific card will even work that way with unraid.
The path of least resistance would definitely be to aquire a HBA that properly supports IT mode in unraid. You are better off not using the p, its a great card for regular hardware raid, but the absolute wrong card for unRAID.
Face palm!! Yes of course that is the case and I knew that but still I brain farted. As for getting another controller, in this case this is a 2U box and cable management is a pain if you try to use non-OEM configurations very little wiggle room if you ever want to get the cover back on.
Also the card is not a standard PCIe add in card as this is the mini version that has its own socket on the motherboard see attached. The new build of Unraid 6. I will just let Unraid make a pool of the 24 disks once set them all up as single raid 0 disks and use the largest for my parity. I would talk with Dell they appear to have H models in the same type as your mini based on the chart here anyway:.
And if they tell you the Perc H mini mono would replace your existing card and allow flashing to IT mode don't forget to ask them this as well then you should be able to get one at Amazon:. Iv never moved UnRaid outta 1 box into another! Many Thanks. You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account. Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.
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Biz Forums. Joined: Nov 20, Messages: 1, Likes Received: 1, Figured it's probably best to have a dedicated thread. Last edited: Mar 5, PantigonnezachSleyk and 5 others like this. Joined: Feb 11, Messages: 6 Likes Received: 1. It just stops with a blinking cursor after I select the boot drive. I was able to boot into FreeDOS yesterday though I had a com32 error and had to bypass it by pressing tab and then typing in a boot option - I burned the USB with unetbootin.
Any ideas? Last edited: Feb 12, I haven't yet used idrac this machine is new to me, your flashing guide was perfect timing but will give that a try. Can't use rufus as I don't have Windows After burning the freedos ISO on a flash drive using unetbootin, I looked at the drive and old files from before burning were still there. Then after that, indeed while booting it pops up a boot menu that shouldn't be there that needs modification.
After some searching it seems their bug tracker has a a lot of reports about this, they're not actually writing ISO images as is, seems they're overwriting any present isolinux with their own version or something. Sleyk likes this. JR Hopkins New Member. Joined: Feb 5, Messages: 4 Likes Received: 4. Everything has worked for me with H and HP cards. I did have to double reboot with linux twice both times. Other than that it worked great. JR HopkinsFeb 12, It's looking like the kernel panic on first boot even with a power reset to the server is due to the onboard raid battery keeping invalid data in the card's RAM leftover from the dell megaraid software.
It's been bad enough in a couple cases it stopped users from being able to flash. Removing the battery fixed all cases. Will be adding a note to the guide to remove the battery completely as IT mode does not use it anyway.
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Hi there I'm new here Is that step not really necessary? Been waiting for this work for quite some time. Thank you very, very much!
I have no idea, that's unrelated to the SBR. OK yeah I just checked, I have an R where the built in backplane is connected to a stock full size i this was before the H and h mini guides came out so I didn't have a choiceand even it can not poll the dell backplane, seems it just doesn't speak standard SES. Just took a look of the innards of my R and RI'm got some demo R's from Dell with Perc H's in them.
These were spec'ed from Dell as vSAN ready nodes, so I was surprised to find the Perc card does not support pass through. I asked Dell. I've looked for guidance on how to configure the raid 0 arrays with the Perc card to best support vSAN. Larger queue depth and there seems to be more of push to get away from pass through I could be wrong, but if you are using a dell you would be better off with the H or HP.
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