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Catalog Location Dell R410 Server

Post by 1885 » 2015/02/19 18:23:29

We are trying to install Centos 7 on an out of warranty Dell R410 server with 4x600GB SAS drives.
RAID 5 to 1.7TB for the virtual drive.

If we are using a Local USB with Centos Minimal Install.
What do we type in the "Catalog Location" ?

If we use the normal Centos installer we can not see the SAS drives.

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Re: Catalog Location Dell R410 Server

Post by TrevorH » 2015/02/19 20:29:57

What sort of RAID controller does the server contain? The Dell Sxxx series controllers are unsupported and are FakeRAID, not real RAID controllers. Otherwise, CentOS 7 deprecated several older RAID controller drivers included the megaraid_mbox that supported older controllers. If this is the case then you may have to use CentOS 6 on that machine (or change the RAID controller!).

Using the CentOS minimal installer has no benefit over the full install DVD - all that gets you is less than you would have had otherwise.
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: Catalog Location Dell R410 Server

Post by 1885 » 2015/02/20 12:36:19

TrevorH wrote:What sort of RAID controller does the server contain? The Dell Sxxx series controllers are unsupported and are FakeRAID, not real RAID controllers. Otherwise, CentOS 7 deprecated several older RAID controller drivers included the megaraid_mbox that supported older controllers. If this is the case then you may have to use CentOS 6 on that machine (or change the RAID controller!).

Using the CentOS minimal installer has no benefit over the full install DVD - all that gets you is less than you would have had otherwise.

Thank you for the help. I will check the the raid controller today. This was a computer that was donated to us.
We re planning on getting a new server and I notice this web site: http://linux.dell.com/files/supportmatr ... Matrix.pdf
We would like to get a Dell R220 for a low hit web server . We will put in one sata hard drive with no raid.
If the Dell site indicates it will use RHL Enterprise are we good to go with Centos?

Thanks Again Trevor

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Re: Catalog Location Dell R410 Server

Post by TrevorH » 2015/02/20 12:50:48

CentOS 6 has another 5 years of life left yet so it should be safe enough to use on that machine if its RAID controller is one of the unsupported ones. Only by posting the output of lspci -nn will we be sure of that though - maybe you have another problem.

If a machine is listed as compatible with RHEL 7 then, yes, it should also work with CentOS 7 too since the kernel is the same and built with the same options.
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Re: Catalog Location Dell R410 Server

Post by 1885 » 2015/02/21 14:40:03

TrevorH wrote:CentOS 6 has another 5 years of life left yet so it should be safe enough to use on that machine if its RAID controller is one of the unsupported ones. Only by posting the output of lspci -nn will we be sure of that though - maybe you have another problem.

If a machine is listed as compatible with RHEL 7 then, yes, it should also work with CentOS 7 too since the kernel is the same and built with the gosame options.
We were able to see the RAID using Centos 6. We will do an installation next week and put it up as a web server.
This is good.
We will also set up a test server with Centos 6.

Thank you for your help!

Id really like to understand the difference between 6 and 7 .
I found this article: http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=a ... c_70&num=1

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Re: Catalog Location Dell R410 Server

Post by 1885 » 2015/02/21 14:57:03

We got a bib from dell for a new server R220 and it was far above our budget. :) Wow.
The R410 will work but we would like to get something we can run Centos 7 on.
All we want is a reliable server running a sata hard drive that will will manually backup to another hard drive.
Something simple. Please throw me a bone.

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