On 05/07/2012 05:42 AM, Greg Mason wrote:
> I am currently trying to get two of these things running Illumian. I don't 
> have any particular performance requirements, so I'm thinking of using some 
> sort of supported hypervisor, (either RHEL and KVM or VMware ESXi) to get 
> around the driver support issues, and passing the disks through to an 
> Illumian guest.
> The H310 does indeed support pass-through (the non-raid mode), but one thing 
> to keep in mind is that I was only able to configure a single boot disk. I 
> configured the rear two drives into a hardware raid 1 and set the virtual 
> disk as the boot disk so that I can still boot the system if an OS disk fails.
> Once Illumos is better supported on the R720 and the PERC H310, I plan to get 
> rid of the hypervisor silliness and run Illumos on bare metal.

How about reflashing LSI firmware to the card? I read on Dell's spec
sheets that the card runs an LSISAS2008 chip, so chances are that
standard LSI firmware will work on it. I can send you all the required
bits to do the reflash, if you like.

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