Adaptec ASR-2045 User`s guide

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Adaptec ASR-5085/ASR-5405/ASR-5445/ASR-5805/ASR-51245/ASR-51645/ASR-52445 Unified Serial
Controllers
Adaptec ASR-2045/ASR-2405/ASR-2405Q/ASR-2805 Unified Serial Controllers
Adaptec ASR-5405Z/ASR-5445Z/ASR-5805Z Unified Serial Controllers
Adaptec ASR-5805Q/ASR-5805ZQ Unified Serial Controllers
Adaptec ASR-6405/ASR-6445/ASR-6805/ASR-6405E/ASR-6805E Unified Serial Controllers
NOTE:
All Adaptec by PMC products are UL listed and for use only with UL listed ITE.
as of May 19, 2011
-------------------------------------------------------------------Please review this file for important information about issues
and errata that were discovered after completion of the standard
product documentation. In the case of conflict between various
parts of the documentation set, this file contains the most
current information.
NOTE: The latest firmware, BIOS, drivers and documentation can be
downloaded from www.adaptec.com when they become available.
The following information is available in this file:
1. Software and Documentation
1.1 Controller & Utility Software
1.2 Documentation on this DVD
2. Installation and Setup
2.1 Installation Instructions
2.2 Creating Driver Diskettes for Adaptec Series 6/6E Controllers
2.3 Windows Setup on Adaptec Series 6/6E Controllers
2.4 Partition Setup on Debian and Ubuntu Linux
2.5 Other Linux Setup Issues
2.6 MaxIQ Cache Software Setup
2.7 Power Management Setup
3. General Cautions
4. Known Limitations
4.1 ACU Utility
4.2 AFU Utility
4.3 Creating an Array from the Adaptec Installation DVD
4.4 UnixWare and OpenServer
4.5 OpenServer 6.0
4.6 SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2
4.7 Using the Controller with an Adaptec S50 JBOD Enclosure
4.8 Hot-adding Disk Drives
4.9 SuperMicro Disk Drive Enclosures
4.10 Using the Controller with a Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA Drive
4.11 Intel SE7525RP2 and SE7320EP2 Motherboards
4.12 Boot Drive Failure after OCE/RLM
4.13 OCE/RLM Limits and Restrictions
4.14 Power Management under FreeBSD
4.15 Failed Arrays under FreeBSD 8
4.16 Power Management with Seagate SAS Drive ST31000640SS
4.17 Linux Cache Synchronization
4.18 Listing Devices in VMware ESX 4.0 Console
4.19 BIOS Hangs When Booting RAID Controller with Batteryless Backup (ZMCP)
4.20 Updating Firmware on Hitachi HUS1514xxVLS300 SAS drives
4.21 Installing Windows OS from Direct-Attached Non-DASD Device
4.22 MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance
4.23 Exceeding 2TB LUN Size on VMware ESX Server
4.24 PHY Rate Limitations on Western Digital Hard Drives
4.25 Changing the Stripe Size for Large RAID Arrays
4.26 Hot-Adding MaxIQ SSDs
4.27 Some SSDs Appear as SATA Drives
4.28 Mismatch in RAID x0 creation in BIOS and ASM
4.29 WDC WD3200BJKT-00F4T SATA Drives with Promise J630 Enclosures
4.30 SATA 6G Drives Not Detected on Intel and Promise Backplanes
4.31 Samsung Spinpoint SATA Drives Timeout on I/O Load
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4.32 RAID Array Creation Issue With STEC MACH 8 SSDs
-------------------------------------------------------------------1. Software and Documentation
1.1. Controller & Utility Software
- Adaptec Firmware/BIOS/Driver/Utilities Version 7.2
NOTE: The latest versions of firmware, BIOS, driver software and
utilities can be downloaded from the Adaptec Web Site at
www.adaptec.com.
- Drivers on this DVD
The drivers on this DVD have been tested and certified on
the following operating systems. In general, you can load
the drivers on out-of-box operating system versions, the
latest service pack, or software update. Compatibility
issues may be seen with untested OS versions.
NOTE: Not all operating systems are supported by all
controllers. See notes below.
- Windows Drivers
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Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Windows
Server 2008, 32-bit and 64-bit
Server 2008 R2, 64-bit
Server 2003*, 32-bit and 64-bit
Server 2003 R2*, 32-bit and 64-bit
Vista, 32-bit and 64-bit
7, 32-bit and 64-bit
*Not Supported on Adaptec Series 6E Controllers
- Linux Drivers
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5, IA-32 and x64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, IA-32 and x64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10, IA-32 and x64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, IA-32 and x64
Debian Linux 5.06, IA-32 and x64
Ubuntu Linux 10.04, IA-32 and x64
Fedora Linux 11, 12, IA-32 and x64
- FreeBSD Drivers
o FreeBSD 7.4, 8.x
- SCO Drivers*
o OpenServer 6.0 MP4
o UnixWare 7.1.4
*Not Supported on Adaptec Series 6/6E Controllers
- VMware Drivers
o VMware ESX Classic 4.1 (vSphere)
- Sun Solaris Drivers
o Solaris 10
1.2. Documentation on this DVD
- Adaptec SAS RAID Controllers Installation and User's Guide
- Adaptec RAID Controller Command Line Utility User's Guide
- Adaptec SAS RAID Controllers Quick Start Guide
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- Adaptec SAS RAID Controllers README.TXT file
-------------------------------------------------------------------2. Installation and Setup
2.1
Installation Instructions
The Adaptec SAS RAID Controllers Installation and User's Guide
contains complete installation information for the controllers
and drivers, as well as complete instructions for all
utilities. The Adaptec Storage Manager User's Guide
contains complete installation information for the Adaptec
Storage Manager software.
2.2
Creating Driver Diskettes for Adaptec Series 6/6E Controllers
With Adaptec Series 6/6E controllers, you cannot use a USB
floppy disk drive to create a driver diskette from the Boot DVD.
If a USB floppy drive is connected to the server and you boot
with the Boot DVD, then select ‘Create Diskette' from the menu,
the operation fails with a "Disk creation failed' error.
WORKAROUND: Create the driver diskette on a Windows system.
2.3
Windows Setup on Adaptec Series 6/6E Controllers
On Windows 2008 R2 64-bit systems, the Setup program tries to load
Inbox storage drivers first, by default. As a result, you must load
the driver for Adaptec Series 6/6E controllers TWICE.
The first time you load the driver, the OS displays the message
"No drives were found'. Select 'Load Driver' again, uncheck "Hide
drivers that are not compatible...', then select the Series 6
controller driver. On the second attempt, the driver will load
successfully.
2.4
Partition Setup on Debian and Ubuntu Linux
Adaptec drivers for Debian and Ubuntu Linux do not support LVM
partitioning. When installing the OS, be sure to select
"Guided - use entire disk', NOT 'Guided - use entire disk
and set up LVM'.
2.5
Other Linux Setup Issues
Before installing the Linux operating system on a logical drive,
be sure to clear (remove) old data first. If you do not
remove old data prior to installation, the OS may not boot.
As a workaround, use the boot parameter 'aacraid.wwn=2'.
2.6
MaxIQ SSD Cache Software Setup
NOTE: SSD caching is supported on Adaptec Series 2 and Series 5
controllers only.
o The Adaptec MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance Kit supports
Adaptec MaxIQ-branded/Intel X25-E Solid State Drives only.
o Adaptec Q-series controllers support any MaxIQ-compatible
SSD on the compatibility list; see www.adaptec.com/compatibility.
o You can install a maximum of 8 SSDs on a controller for
MaxIQ caching.
See the user's guide for complete MaxIQ SSD installation and
setup instructions.
2.7
Power Management Setup
You must use a compatible combination of Adaptec Storage Manager
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and controller firmware and driver software to use the power
management feature. All software components must support power
management. You can download the latest controller firmware
and drivers from the Adaptec Web site at www.adaptec.com.
-------------------------------------------------------------------3. General Cautions
- While an array is builing or cleared, do not remove and
re-insert any drive in that array. Doing so may cause
unpredictable results for any arrays on the controller.
- Do not move drives containing an array from one controller
to another while the power is on. Doing so could cause
the loss of the array configuration or data, or both.
Instead, power off both affected controllers, move the
drives, and then restart.
-------------------------------------------------------------------4. Known Limitations
4.1
ACU Utility
o ACU for DOS is not supported on Adaptec Series 6/6E controllers.
o For degraded arrays on Adaptec Series 6E controllers, the ACU
displays "junk' characters in the array properties list for
the missing drive.
o If a generic (non-MaxIQ) SSD is connected to the controller
on a lower port number than an Adaptec MaxIQ SSD, you cannot
use the ACU utility to add the MaxIQ SSD to the MaxIQ pool.
You must use Adaptec Storage Manager.
NOTE: Adaptec Series Q controllers do not have this limitation.
o On some Intel and IBM systems, when you try to run the ACU
utility, this message appears:
"Not enough free memory to load the utility!
Press any key to attempt loading the utility forcibly
OR Wait for the system initialization to be completed
[Default]"
This is normal. On Intel systems, wait for the system
initialization to be completed. Then the ACU will run. On IBM
systems, press any key when prompted to load the utility
forcibly.
o The ACU erroneously displays deleted logical drives in the
JBOD list. The logical drive(s) continue to appear in the
JBOD list until you delete all of the JBODs.
o With some enclosures, the ACU displays incorrect box/slot
information for managed disk drives; for example,
Exp/Phy instead of Box/Slot.
4.2
AFU Utility
o When running the AFU in Menu Mode, you can update (flash) only
one controller at a time. You must reboot the system before
updating the next controller.
o Flashing a Series 5 high-port controller (51245, 51645, 52445)
with down-level firmware and an older version of the AFU crashes
the system. To recover, you must use a Mode 0 reset using the
latest firmware version. See the user's guide for details on
the Mode 0 method.
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4.3
Creating an Array from the Adaptec Installation DVD
When you create an array with Adaptec Storage Manager in
bootable-CD Mode, the maximum size of the array is 2TB.
4.4
UnixWare and OpenServer
Adding or moving controllers in an existing UnixWare or OpenServer
system may cause some device resources to change, which may lead
to the operating system being unable to boot. Currently, there
is no workaround available in the operating system. Before
installing the operating system, make sure all PCI devices are
either enabled or installed.
4.5
OpenServer 6.0
Arrays may not be displayed correctly, even after you restart
your computer.
To resolve the problem:
As root, run 'resmgr -r -m vtoc' until it fails. Then, as
root, run '/etc/conf/bin/idconfupdate -f'. Then, reboot.
4.6
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2
If your boot array is installed on the controller, and the boot
OS is SLES10 SP2 with driver version 1.1.5-2458, you must add
'aacraid.wwn=1' to the kernel boot command line. Alternatively,
install the latest aacraid driver.
4.7
Using the Controller with an Adaptec S50 JBOD Enclosure
Temperature warnings from the Adaptec S50 JBOD Enclosure with
firmware version T016 are not shown in Adaptec Storage Manager
(or on the enclosure). To correct the problem, upgrade to the
latest firmware version.
4.8
Hot-adding Disk Drives
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If you hot-add multiple disks to a large configuration (100
disk drives or more), it may take a significant amount of
time before those disk drives appear in Adaptec Storage Manager.
o With Intel Backplanes AXX4DRV3GEXP and AXX6DRV3GEXP, if a drive
bay is empty when the enclosure is powered up, then a SATA disk
drive is hot-added into the empty bay, the controller does not
detect the new disk drive. To work around this issue, remove
and re-insert the SATA drive.
4.9
SuperMicro Disk Drive Enclosures
o Due to an auto backplane detection issue with SuperMicro
SC836TQ enclosures, the red fault LED does not go on when
a failed member of an array is pulled from the enclosure,
for both SGPIO and I2C modes. WORKAROUND: Use the BIOS
utility to force the backplane type to I2C or SGPIO.
o If the controller does not detect disk drives installed in a
SuperMicro M28E2 Mobile Rack, use backplane SAS connectors
marked with "SAS In" only.
4.10 Using the Controller with a Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA Drive
To ensure reliability when using Adaptec 2-series and 5-series
controllers with a Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1TB SATA Drive
(ST31000340NS), Adaptec recommends using Seagate firmware
version AN05 or SN06 or higher.
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4.11 Intel SE7525RP2 and SE7320EP2 Motherboards
The Intel SE7525RP2 and SE7320EP2 motherboards do not support
Mode 0 flash. These motherboards use 64-bit PCI addressing.
The AFU currently supports 32-bit PCI addresses only.
4.12 Boot Drive Failure after OCE/RLM
The system may fail to boot after a boot drive OCE/RLM (online
capacity expansion/RAID level migration). To correct the problem,
verify that the boot drive is still listed as the first logical
device in Adaptec Storage Manager (ASM). If not, use the
Control-A BIOS utility to reselect the proper boot device.
4.13 OCE/RLM Limits and Restrictions
This release supports a maximum of 8 concurrent OCE tasks in
the RAID array migration wizard. The following RAID-Level
migrations (RLM) and Online Capacity Expansions (OCE) are NOT
supported:
o RAID 50 to RAID 5 RLM
o RAID 60 to RAID 6 RLM
o RAID 50 to RAID 60 OCE
4.14 Power Management under FreeBSD
The FreeBSD driver does not support power management in
this release.
4.15 Failed Arrays under FreeBSD 8
If an array fails under FreeBSD 8 (including pulling a drive
from the array), the firmware may crash causing the system
to hang or reboot automatically.
4.16 Power Management with Seagate SAS Drive ST31000640SS
Power Management is not supported by the Seagate ST31000640SS
SAS drive. (The drive powers down but will not power up without
rebooting.)
4.17 Linux Cache Synchronization
With Linux driver 1.1-5-2459 (or higher), you may see an improvement
in performance if you suppress cache synchronization. For a
controller with battery back-up, add 'options aacraid cache=6' to
the /etc/modprobe.conf.local file. To completely suppress cache
synchronization, add 'options aacraid cache=2'. Then, reboot.
Note that the smaller value provides no protection in case of a
power outage.
4.18 Listing Devices in VMware ESX 4.x Console
After deleting an array with ARCCONF, the VMware ESX Console
will hang if you list devices with the 'fdisk -l' command.
As a work-around, rescan first, then try 'fdisk -l'.
4.19 BIOS Hangs When Booting RAID Controller with Batteryless Backup (ZMCP)
Possible Causes: After a system shutdown, the ZMM-100DB daughterboard
remains active for several minutes. The Super Cap connector may have
been improperly removed and/or re-inserted with a charge still present.
Solution: Plug the Super Cap connector in when the system is off
and, if the yellow activity LED is illuminated on the ZMM-100DB
daughterboard attached to RAID Controller, wait for the LED
activity indicator to go out. This may take several minutes.
The system should then boot normally.
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4.20 Updating Firmware on Hitachi HUS1514xxVLS300 SAS drives
Firmware upgrade on Hitachi HUS151473VLS300 and HUS151436VLS300
SAS drives is not supported for packet sizes below 4K (512/1024/2048).
4.21 Installing Windows OS from Direct-Attached Non-DASD Device
Adaptec RAID controllers do not support Windows OS installation from
direct-attached Non-DASD devices ("Direct Access Storage Devices"),
such as a tape drive, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM. Adaptec recommends
using a motherboard IDE or SATA DVD-ROM/CD-ROM device to install
the Windows OS on a RAID array.
4.22 MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance
The MaxIQ cache contents is lost if the OS is not shut down
cleanly (for example, by pressing the reboot button or
pulling the power). When the system is restarted, the cache
is rebuilt. Until that time, you may see a temporary loss
in performance.
4.23 Exceeding 2TB LUN Size on VMware ESX Server
Under VMware, if you create a logical drive with greater than
2TB of capacity, the OS will only be able to access the remaining
storage above 2TB. For instance, with the 3.5TB LUN, only
1.5TB will be accessible; with a 5TB LUN, only 1TB will
be accessible (first 2TB+2TB are skipped); and so on.
4.24 PHY Rate Limitations on Western Digital Hard Drives
To avoid data-phase errors with certain Western Digital hard
drives, the PHY rate must be set 1.5Gb/s rather than the
maximum rate of 3.0Gb/s.
o For Western Digital WD2002FYPS and WD20EADS hard drives, the
PHY rate is set automatically to 1.5Gb/s.
You can set the PHY rate to Auto (default), 1.5Gb/s, or 3.0Gb/s.
in the Control-A/BIOS utility.
NOTE: For Adaptec low-port RAID controllers, the device
properties in ASM and the BIOS utility will continue
to report the maximum PHY rate (3.0Gb/s), not the reduced
rate. For high-port controllers, the PHY rate is
reported correctly.
4.25 Changing the Stripe Size for Large RAID Arrays
For large RAID arrays, a RAID-level migration may fail with a
firmware crash if you reconfigure the array with a different
stripe size. No data is lost, however.
Known migrations that result in a FW crash include:
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16/32/64/128 drive R0- 256/16 to 16/256 stripe change
16/32/64/128 drive R0- 512/16 to 16/512 stripe change
16/32/64/128 drive R0- 1024/16 to 16/1024 stripe change
16/32 drive R5- 16 to 512/1024 stripe change
16/32 drive R5- 512/1024 to 16 stripe change
16/32 drive R6- 1024/16 to 16/1024 stripe change
4.26 Hot-Adding MaxIQ SSDs
If you remove two or more MaxIQ SSDs then re-insert the drives
at the same time, only one will be recognized as part of
the MaxIQ pool. To reconstitute the pool, use Adaptec
Storage Manager or the BIOS utility to reconfigure
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the MaxIQ cache.
4.27 Some SSDs Appear as SATA Drives
Some solid state drives (such as the MemoRight MR25.2-S032G)
identify themselves as ROTATING media. As a result, these SSDs:
o Appear as SATA drives in the ASM Physical Devices View
o Cannot be used as Adaptec MaxIQ cache devices
o Cannot be used within a hybrid RAID array (comprised of
SSDs and hard disks)
4.28 Mismatch in RAID x0 creation in BIOS and ASM
The BIOS utility creates RAID x0 arrays with an odd number of
drives by default. Adaptec Storage Manager creates RAID x0
arrays with an even number of drives by default.
4.29 WDC WD3200BJKT-00F4T SATA Drives with Promise J630 Enclosures
A compatibility issue between Western Digital WD3200BJKT-00F4T
SATA drives and Promise J630 enclosures can result in a firmware
crash during a RAID array build or bus rescan.
4.30 SATA 6G Drives Not Detected on Promise and Intel Backplanes
o With Promise J830s enclosures, SATA 6G drives are reported as
3G in ASM and the BIOS utility, due to a speed negotiation
issue between the drive and the expander.
o With Intel AXX6DRV3G and AXX6DRV3GEXP backplanes, SATA 6G drives
are not detected in the BIOS. With Intel AXX6DRV3G backplanes,
the BIOS hangs; with Intel AXX6DRV3GEXP backplanes, no drives
are detected in the BIOS utility.
4.31 Samsung Spinpoint SATA Drives Timeout on I/O Load
With Samsung Spinpoint SATA drives, models HD103UJ/HD103UI/HE103UJ,
the controller can reset due to a timeout when the drive is under
heavy I/O load.
4.32 RAID Array Creation Issue With STEC MACH 8 SSDs
With STEC MACH 8 SSDs with firmware version 1766, RAID array
creation fails when using the Adaptec Storage Manager wizard.
WORKAROUND: Upgrade to the latest STEC firmware version to
resolve the problem.
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