1. Raid Manager 6.2.2 won't make raid 5 or 3 on solaris 8
So here's the deal, sorry, this is going to be kinda long.
Got an E220R and an A1000. The A1000 has 12 drives, all 18 gig,
however it did not come with a terminator. So, thinking that perhaps
the A1000 was self terminating, I proceeded to hook it up to the E220
and boot -r the box. Well it wasn't happy, and I was getting all
sorts of interesting error messages. I figured that the A1000 wasn't
self terminiating, and took it off of the box. I then installed Raid
Manager 6.2.2 and applied the solaris 8 patches. Finally, I got a
terminator for the A1000, hooked it up again, and proceeded to boot -r
once more. This time, no funky error messages on boot up. Feeling
quite happy, I tried to configure some raid devices.
First order of business was to get rid of the existing LUN 0
After that, I created two hot spares [1,0] and [2,0]
After that, I created LUN 0 as a raid 1 device ([1,1], [2,1])
created LUN 1 as a raid 1 device ([1,2], [2,2], [1,3], [2,3])
tried to create a raid 5 device ([1,4], [2,4], [1,5], [2,5])
rm6 then complained about having the disks on the same channel (the
machine has only one connection to the A1000), but it let me create
the raid. After a bit of time rm6 came back to me stating that it
could not make the raid device... something like
can't make raid
check to make sure the LUN is not in use by some other machine
check to make sure the drives aren't being used by some other LUN
you haev a connectoin failure, run the guru
Also, in the console, I found a message like
Can't find disks
So, I ran the guru, but it seems to only like checking raid devices,
so that didn't seem to be of much help.
I then tried making it a raid 3 device, but that didn't work. Then,
just to make sure I wasn't being completely dumb, I tried to make it a
raid 1 device, and it worked.
I then deleted all of the LUNs and tried making the raid 5 first, that
didn't work either. I then tried making the raid 5 over different
disks, and that didn't work either.
So, I can make raid 0 and raid 1 devices, but not raid 5 or raid 3
Is there a bug in the software that I didn't patch? I applied 3
patches, unfortunatly I can't remember the patch numbers, and I don't
happen to have access to the machine right now.
Am I just being dumb?
Are rm6 and the A1000 just not cooperating becuase they don't like me
Thanks for any help,
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