Proxmox - R320 raid dell perc s110

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  1. Ma907xb

    Ma907xb New Member

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    Hello,

    I purchased some refurbished R320s. RAID can be configured in the bios and I'm not sure of the correct SATA mode to select in the BIOS. The server has 2 HDDs, and came with windows server 2016 pre installed. I'd like to setup a few nodes and eventually configure ceph but I will be installing as zfs just to get things started for my environment.

    Within the bios settings of perc s110 the 2 drives were mounted as virtual disks. I deleted them as virtual disks within the bios, and there is another option to convert to Non-Raid drives. Is this a necessary step?

    Should i disable Raid within the BIOS and enable one of the other modes? I have the below 4 options available within the SATA system settings.

    ATA Mode
    AHCI Mode
    RAID Mode
    Off

    OFF just disables the SATA ports.

    Which Mode is ideal, and should I convert the drives to Non Raid drives and just leave RAID mode selected within the BIOS?

    Should I conver to Non-Raid and select AHCI or ATA mode?

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  2. LnxBil

    LnxBil Well-Known Member

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    AHCI is the preferred mode.
     
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    Thank you. Should I convert to to non-raid drives?

    Why is AHCI the preffered method?
     
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    udo Well-Known Member
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    Hi,
    Non-raid is the dell-naming for path through - so this is the right choice for zfs + ceph disks.

    About ahci - take a look here: https://www.diffen.com/difference/AHCI_vs_IDE

    Udo
     
  5. Ma907xb

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    Okay. I will convert them to non-RAID and set sata to AHCI. Thank you!
     
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    I converted the drives to non-Raid set SATA to AHCI. I rebooted the computer and the system kicked my raid card back on and reset my configurations to RAID ON with 2 virtual RAID drives. I rebooted again disabled the lifecycle controller followed the same process of configuring the RAID card and setting SATA to AHCI....I was able to keep my SATA settings and start my installation with the bios recognizing the 2 HDDs as SATA. I still get the following error as proxmox boots.

    This is obviously an issue with iDRAC. What do I need to change to fix this error?

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    LnxBil Well-Known Member

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    Most machines I saw over the decades had corrupt ACPI tables. That's normal and is not a real problem nowadays. This "error" can therefore be ignored.
     
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    Thank you. After doing some research i blacklisted both below modules. Proxmox already came with the first module blacklisted.

    Blacklist nvidiafb
    Blacklist acpi_power_meter
    Blacklist pcspkr

    Any help on the postfix failure?
     
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    I did a fresh install redirected the repositories updated and didn't have any issues.Thank you forum for the help.
     
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