(Re)setting up a Proxmox Node this time with ZFS, having some issues

Nov 26, 2021
I had a proxmox node on an R720 with a std H710 (not in IT mode), made some mistakes and decided to just "nuke" it and start over, and this time give ZFS a try.

So with original H710 (w/o IT mode installed) Cleared configs, initialized disks, deleted as much as I could/knew how to on those SAS drives before I set up my new node.

Then, I purchased a H710 in IT mode, removed the original H710 (w/o IT mode) and installed the H710 (w/ IT mode), installed proxmox (had this issue on boot but followed the instructions and it is fixed).

Then once Proxmox came up and was accessible, I wanted to set up my storage (Raidz1, I have a few extra drives already, so figured it would be ok), and went to create ZFS in the UI, got some errors (screenshots below).

After I thought maybe I would wipe the non-boot drives (via Promox UI) and came across other issues...

  1. SDC is saying ddf_raid_member - I have swapped it out and nothing changes. I have dd, fdisk and gparted it to try to erase it, nothing changes
  2. When I go an create a ZFS pool using UI I get the error message below, and this seems related to SDD only.
Not sure what the issue is, are my drives bad? How can I get rid of that ddf_raid_member message? Or does it matter for adding it to a ZFS pool in Proxmox?

One other issue, which I can create a separate post for but maybe they are related - ever since I added the HBA in IT Mode it takes forever for Proxmox to boot.

# /sbin/zpool create -o ashift=12 data raidz /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca057584fb4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757ed80 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0575659d4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757938c /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757e820 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0167f7d64 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b21d0 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca071053084 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca02226f4d8 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222ee490 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6bd4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05718ca18 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6a04 cannot label 'sdd': failed to detect device partitions on '/dev/sdd1': 19 TASK ERROR: command '/sbin/zpool create -o 'ashift=12' data raidz /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca057584fb4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757ed80 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0575659d4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757938c /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05757e820 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0167f7d64 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b21d0 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca071053084 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca02226f4d8 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222ee490 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6bd4 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca05718ca18 /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-35000cca0222b6a04' failed: exit code 1


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