Primergy 470 with DAC960PRL RAID controller - impossible

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Primergy 470 with DAC960PRL RAID controller - impossible

Postby fgarganese » Thu Nov 17, 2005 0:53

Hi to all from Italy,<BR>we have a Primergy 470 equipped with a DAC960PRL RAID controller and 3 disks.<BR>After a long work with Linux and a RAID-3 configuration , we need now to rebuild with windows and (most important) reconfigure for a RAID-5.<BR>After saving the old configuration, it's impossible for us enter in the RAID configuration, but all the remaining controller operation respond as well and the device scan give a correct light sequence on the disks.<BR>We tried to:<BR>- make it with GAM in the ServerStart CD;<BR>- make it with the rommed controller utility;<BR>- make it with the dos controller utility;<BR>- download from LsiLogic the last controller BIOS, and utility, making the firmware upgrade successfully;<BR>- swapping the disks sequence;<BR>- performing the disks low level formatting.<BR>After 3 days we are "a little" desperates...<BR>Any help will be really appreciated.<BR>Thanks in advance<BR>--<BR>Francesco Garganese<BR>FG software<P>PS: if this can be useful, the primergy have<BR>Phoenix BIOS version 4.06 rev. 1.08.1031<p>[This message has been edited by fgarganese (edited 17 November 2005).]

fgarganese

Re: Primergy 470 with DAC960PRL RAID controller - impossible

Postby fgarganese » Thu Nov 17, 2005 2:12

One addition just discovered:<BR>using DACCF utility, scanning the devices it checks as well id 0, 1 and 2 (that are the disks) but arriving to id 8 he hangs after one minute saying: Device is not responding to commands, operation aborted.<BR>We checked but there are only <B>3 disks</B> and no more in che SCSI chain.<BR>--<BR>Francesco<P>

jerzy

Re: Primergy 470 with DAC960PRL RAID controller - impossible

Postby jerzy » Fri Dec 02, 2005 15:49

The id 8 is the gem device. It is a chip on the backplane. It controls the termination and led indications. If it hangs the backplane might be defective.<BR>Daccf is the right utility for your raid controller.<BR>greatings Jerzy<BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by fgarganese:<BR><B>One addition just discovered:<BR>using DACCF utility, scanning the devices it checks as well id 0, 1 and 2 (that are the disks) but arriving to id 8 he hangs after one minute saying: Device is not responding to commands, operation aborted.<BR>We checked but there are only 3 disks</B> and no more in che SCSI chain.<BR>--<BR>Francesco<P><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>


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