Centos 5x compatibility with DELL PERC H200 Raid controller

Posted on 2011-04-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
The server comes with PERC H200 controller with 2x2Tb SATA drives
and GPT Partition acrivated
Just wanted to check if anyone have encountered incompatibilty issues please ?
Question by:tgunduz
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    On the whole I've found that Dell RAID systems work well on Linux when drivers are available direct from Dell.

    In this case it looks like Dell support it from RHEL 5.5 (= Centos 5.5):

    so if you install Centos 5.6 you should be safe.  I wouldn't want to try anything earlier than 5.5 though.

    If you want to check google for problems I'd advise searching for "RHEL5 Dell PERC H200 problem" as Redhat Enterprise 5 is the same code as Centos but there are more installations of it.  I didn't notice anything particularly bad when I searched.
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    PERC H200  is SAS RAID controller, and you have
    2x2TB SATA drives?
    SATA disk doesn't need to connect to the SAS RAID controller. You don't need to have the driver for the installation if you don't have SAS disks.


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    Dell told me it is supported by RH 5.5 but not CentOS 5.5
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    >  supported by RH 5.5 but not CentOS 5.5
    CentOS 5.5 is compiled from RHEL5.5 source code.
    Dell support team just don't want to support whatever not in their support list.
    Just try it out.
    By the way, you can even try CentOS 5.6.

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