Is it possible for the P222 Raid Card to pass through storage on the Mircroserver Gen8 esxi 7.0u build?
I cannot get my VM to see a datastore I have created after rebuilding my Gen8 from Windows to ESXI 7.0u
Hope my query makes sense.
I hope this topic fits here just right.
So a few days ago, I moved my Microserver Gen8 to a friend's place and resetted it.
When we set it up with new disks, the raid-creation in OpenMediaVault (Debian 9.6) failed.
`smartctl` tests passed just fine though and vendor-tools also didn't report any drive errors.
- I start the Raid creation via `mdadm` and after a while (random blocks and times), it fails and the second disk seems to fail (e.g. sda and sdb are creating a raid, then sdb gets "kicked out" and reread as e.g. sdd, sometimes even with only a few GB of space instead of 3TB).
I tried attaching the second disk on ata2 and ata3, but it keeps failing. The one on ata1 works just fine though.
I tried different disks and vendors, but get the same results.
There are some errors in `dmesg`, but I don't know what they mean. I pasted them here: https://pastebin.com/raw/XASQJ6cy
What I did here: I stopped the raid to re-create it, but then didn't do anything for a while and the error still came up.
Can someone help me with this? (As a wild guess, I'd say that somethings wrong with the SATA connections at least on ata2 and ata3).
Thanks in advance
it is a stormy weekend here, lots of rain, so i want to change some configurations in my gen8 with P212 smart array card
booting from odd bay 240 gb ssd
in gen 8 bays 1 and 2 raid 2x 3 tb
bay 3 and 4 stand alone drives for server backup and client backups. All connected to b210
an external box for 4 drives, all raid 0 connected to p212 external port.
my changes include the following:
replace P212 by P222.
take connector from b210 and connect it to internal port P222
connect external connector to P222
connect ssd to b210 port 1 for higher speed.
questions i am asking myself:
a) will all arrays be recognized directly when connect to P222
b) will set boot from ssd, guess i have to look in setup for boot disk
c) can i add a second ssd, same size, and make it an raid 1 configuration, so port 1 and 2 from b210 are 1 boot disk?
Sorry, When writing b210, i meant b120i
Hello! I put P222 on my Gen8 server, but I can not use RAID6. Can someone share the key?
I have a Micreoserver gen8 with a new P222 and 4 X 4TB WD red drives forming a raid6 array. The problem is i can hear a loud noise comming from HDD like a intense reading disk operation, but when disks suposly are idle. This happen periodicaly like each 15 minutos or so. I think this can be a checking disk operation from p222 raid card but is anoying and I'm not sure. Can you provide any hint to this?