RAID status can be obtained via the mpt-status tool. Sign up using Facebook. Debian-Installer Is the hardware supported by the Debian-Installer? Firstly, I’m new to Servers, Hardware and Raid, so please be gentle. A spare controller worked fine. The driver is in the main kernel as of 2.

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It’s quite painless to swap 3ware cards. Same source requirements as the CLI tools. The failures are basically a flurry of parity errors. October 10th, 8.

Device name unknown PCI: I happened to do some repetitive booting in a machine that had a S-8 and it appears to have suffered the same fate. Status RAID status easily available? I don’t remember anything about what drivers were installed, but they would’ve been whatever was 3wate at the time.

You can check the status and other things using the sas2ircu utiliity.

hardware – Experience with AMCC 3ware se raid cards? Ours seems dead – Server Fault

A raid 5 array of 4 HDs will also fail – but it takes a few days instead of hours. We managed to bring the card back to life, magically.

I’ve got a stable of 3Ware SE cards and ubntu is easy. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. We put it back in the machine and everything came back to life.


I have swapped 3ward 8 port card for a 12 port card edit thinking about it was w3are not a and the other card has detected the array so I would have every expectation that it would work based on my experience. There is a precompiled command line tool ipssend available from the vendor CD and IBM’s dumplog archive. Checking through the Fedora releases, it was probably 12 or 13, likely 12, given that the machine we brought it to life in was a freshly installed machine.

[ubuntu] Adding 3Ware SE – Drives not seen by OS

My objective is to get this card working with Ubuntu, have the drives recognized by Ubuntu, and ultimately configure 4 drives attached to the 3ware card in RAID 5 [hardware raid, not “fake raid”]. Although, I have found a bios setting that causes them to crash. The low profile SE cards are later made and they work fine in modern uefi, etc. I use a lot of AMD mainboards, and those that have this bios option will default to Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled.

Right now I can’t trust the cards. The following criteria is being considered: Perhaps I should share this with 3Ware. Sign up using Email and Password.


We have a 8-port 3ware se raid card for our main disk array. I have Ubuntu 8.

Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

Avoid full size cards as they don’t work with newer motherboards, bios fails to kick in after soft reset. I do not plan on booting from the raid, the OS will remain on the single sata drive where it is already installed. Information on the two connected drives follows. Is the source for a command line interface 3wafe available for adding and removing disks from the RAID set? Keep those two in mind and it just works.

Sign up using Email and Password. They are still working most of them made around perhaps? LinuxRaidForAdmins last modified Email Required, but never shown.