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    Many sata ssd drives, 4 NVME sas drives, 16 m.2

    I have a few threadripper boards, an asrock rack x570d4ult2 (might be wrong but it’s a very similar name). Then some standard consumer pcs, an i5 from 2013 and an x570 phantom minibus tb3. Both phantom and asrock rack use 5950x. Threadripper is on an Asus sage pro workstation with 3275, consumer...
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    NVMe on Dell Precision Workstation T7910

    Hello folks! I've recently acquired two T9710 which are arriving soon so they can be a home lab VMWare Cluster. I'm adding to each machine 8x SATA3 consumer level SSDs using SAS breakout cables. Those are capacity disks. I also need to add 4x NVMe M.2 SSDs. However, the T7910 doesn't have M.2...
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    ESXi HBA SATA or NVME or Tri-Mode

    Hi Can someone please recommend an HBA on the vmware HCL for ESXi 8.0 that either supports SATA, NVME or both and can be viewed/managed/monitored in ESXi for health/temperature reporting purposes? I just need to boot from the HBA so doesnt have to be large number of ports. Ideally the card...
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    Good day I have a "SAS 9286-8e" PCIe card with SFF8066 connectors. I would like to use it for a JBOD, but for that I need the IT mode (for ZFS). Does someone know if this 9286-8e card can do IT mode? I found contradictory information, some even sell this card on eBay claiming it has IT mode...
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    Proxmox Setup in Dell R610

    Hi All I have three Dell R610 Servers with me and was thinking of setting up a home lab with Proxmox. These servers come with Perc 6i RAID controllers and I understand that there is no way for me to configure the drives as JBOD for Ceph Storage. I am looking at replacing the Perc 6i with SAS...
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    9300-8i, Proxmox, only one disk showing

    Not 100% sure where this topic lies, so sorry if it's in the wrong subforum After lots of "fun" attempting to flash a PERC H330 to IT mode, I gave up, and flashed an IBM LSI SAS9302-8i instead. Fresh install of Proxmox, all updated, OS sees the HBA, but only one of the eight disks attached to...
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    New Proxmox box w/ ZFS - R730xd w/ PERC H730 Mini in “HBA Mode” - BIG NO NO?

    I recently purchased a used R730xd LFF 12-bay (3.5”x 12 bay backplane) that I have installed Proxmox on and plan to use for some VMs (Emby/Jellyfin/Plex/Docker, etc, experimenting) and ZFS storage. Basically doing compute and storage with this until and it's a sandbox until I get a feel for what...
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    [Help Request] LSI 9211-8i Sas Card

    I have a LSI 9211-8i sas card, only one port seems to work out of the two. I tested the cables and the drives and there does not seem to be an issue there. I am not too familiar with SAS cards and I am hoping someone here may know the command or way to check to see if that port has been TURN off...
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    Proxmox boot stuck on: "mpt3sas_cm0: overriding NVDATA EEDPTagMode setting"

    Hello everyone, I am currently running Proxmox VE 7.4. I virtualized Ubuntu Server LTS 22.04 and TrueNAS Scale as VMs and started my first ZFS pool with 4 HDDs. Everything was working fine until recently, when I decided to increase number of HDDs inside my case. After adding 4 more disks to...
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    DS4243 High iowait

    I'm experiencing weird problem with my DS4243 where I am getting high iowait on it consistently. Originally I had a Supermicro 846 sas2 expander back plane and load was around 8-12. Since switching my storage over to a DS4243 I am seeing a load of 20-40. My setup: Supermicro 826 12 bay...
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    ESXI TrueNAS Core 13 VM, at my whit's end

    Hi all, I will try to keep this brief so you don't get bored but get all the info you need in here Hardware Server: Dell T410 CPU: 2x E5-2450 v2 (8C 16T 2.5GHz) Memory: 192GB DDR3 1600 MHz (12 x 16GB) RAID Controller: Dell PERC H710P (used for VM Storage, truenas OS drive is stored...
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    LSI 9300-8i Will not show any Disks connected with direct connect cable

    Hello. I hope that someone in here have a little more experience with this than i do. I bought an LSI 9300-8i to connect directly to two 1.92TB 12G sas drives. I then also bought TWO different kinds of cables that would take SATA power to power the drives, i know they deliver power as i have a...
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    ESXi 7.x/8.x HBA/Storage question.

    Say you have a single SMicro host (single node) with LSI 9300 + 8x SSds. (ESXi is installed on a separate disk). How do you "pool" the storage to make a large datastore?
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    9400-16i + BPN-SAS3-I28A - Can't get fail/locate LEDs to work

    I just upgraded from a 9200-8i + BPN-SAS-I28A to a 9400-16i + BPN-SAS3-I28A (the version with an Atmel chip). Problem is, I can no longer get the LEDs (other than presence/activity) to work now. Here's what I've tried: ledctl - used to work perfectly (still does for the main backplane which is...
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    HP T630 SATA HBA options

    I have an HP T630 thin client and a couple of Seagate Ironwolf HDDs and would like to build a cheap NAS with TrueNAS. Of course the T630 doesn't have any SATA ports, so I need some kind of HBA to be able to connect the HDDs. So my questions are what's the best one to buy and would the ones I've...
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    how to find WWN in FC Fabric

    Hi All, I have many server with FC HBAs that connect to SAN Switch, I have a Linux server, do exist solution for find and show WWNs of other servers in fabric in my server? Thanks for your Helps,
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    Removed HBA and installed RAID controller, no WebBIOS prompt

    Hi All, A while ago I purchased a LSI 9211-8i setup for HBA. I was testing TrueNAS and the card was working fine for this, no problems. HBA did drive scans on boot and all that expected stuff. Now the server is being purposed for Windows Server, so I bought a LSI MegaRAID 9271-8i. It...
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    Linux gets fatal PCIe error with HBA card

    I've been troubleshooting a fatal PCIe error on Linux that occurs when booting with an HBA card installed. I have gone through a lot of debugging steps; there's too much to dump here, so here's the cliff notes: - My goal is to run Proxmox. I've ran it on this system before, just without the HBA...
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    HBA newbie here with an LSI card and have a couple of basic questions (6pin power/verifying genuine card)

    Just bought a lsi 9300-16i. Price seemed pretty cheap for this and I want to make sure I've got a genuine card. I've read that people verify their serial numbers with LSI to make sure they didn't buy a "counterfeit". Has anybody here done that? If so, could you be kind to point me in the...
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    Need SAS HBA/Raid Controller Recommendation

    I need to connect 4 SED Ultrastar HC550 hard drives somehow, but I don't know what to look for other than low price and number of ports. The drives are less than 285 MB/s each, so I doubt there would be bandwidth limitations. Does the HBA affect use of TCG Enterprise encryption? I was looking at...