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Series-2-3-5-Controller_Readme_8_2010.txt
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NOTE:
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as of August 17, 2010
-------------------------------------------------------------------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 CD
2. Installation and Setup
2.1
Installation Instructions
2.2
MaxIQ Cache Software Setup
2.3
Power Management Setup
2.4
Linux Setup
3. General Cautions
4. Known Limitations
4.1
ACU Utility
4.2
AFU Utility
4.3
Creating an Array from the Adaptec Installation CD
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Using the Controller with an Adaptec S50 JBOD Enclosure
4.5
UnixWare and OpenServer
4.6
OpenServer 6.0
4.7
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2
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 Windows Server 2008 64-Bit SCSIport Driver
4.13 Boot Drive Failure after OCE/RLM
4.14 Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) Limits
4.15 Power Management under FreeBSD
4.16 Using RAID10 under FreeBSD
4.17 Power Management with Seagate SAS Drive ST31000640SS
4.18 Linux Cache Synchronization
4.19 Listing Devices in VMware ESX 4.0 Console
4.20 BIOS Hangs When Booting RAID Controller with Batteryless Backup (ZMCP)
4.21 Updating Firmware on Hitachi HUS1514xxVLS300 SAS drives
4.22 Installing Windows OS from Direct-Attached Non-DASD Device
4.23 MaxIQ SSD Cache Performance
4.24 Exceeding 2TB LUN Size on VMware ESX Server
4.25 PHY Rate Limitations on Western Digital Hard Drives
4.26 Changing the Stripe Size for Large RAID Arrays
4.27 Hot-Adding MaxIQ SSDs
-------------------------------------------------------------------1. Software and Documentation
1.1. Controller & Utility Software
- Adaptec Firmware/BIOS/Driver/Utilities Version 5.4
NOTE: The latest versions of firmware, BIOS, driver software
and utilities can be downloaded from the Adaptec Web Site at
www.adaptec.com.
- Windows Drivers, All Controllers
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o Windows Server 2008, Enterprise, Standard, Datacenter (32-bit, 64-bit)
o Windows Server 2008 R2, Enterprise, Standard, Datacenter (64-bit)
o Windows Server 2003, Enterprise, Standard, Datacenter (32-bit, 64-bit)
o Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 (all versions)
- Windows Drivers, 5-Series & 2-Series Controllers Only
o Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise, Standard, Datacenter (32-bit, 64-bit)
- Linux Drivers, All Controllers
o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.8, IA-32 and x64
o Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4,
IA-32 and x64
o SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 9 SP2 SP3 SP4, IA-32 and x64
o SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2, IA-32 and x64
- Linux Drivers, 5-Series & 2-Series Controllers Only
o SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, IA-32 and x64
- FreeBSD Drivers, 3-Series Controllers Only
o FreeBSD 6.1, 6.0
- FreeBSD Drivers, 5-Series & 2-Series Controllers Only
o FreeBSD 6.4, 7.2, 8.0
- SCO Drivers
o OpenServer 6.0 MP4
o UnixWare 7.1.4
- VMware Drivers, All Controllers
o VMware ESX Server 3.x
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- VMware Drivers, 5-Series & 2-Series Controllers Only
o VMware ESX Server 4.0
- Sun Solaris Drivers
o Solaris 10 Update 7
1.2 Documentation on this CD
-
Adaptec
Adaptec
Adaptec
Adaptec
Adaptec
SAS RAID Controllers Installation and User's Guide
SAS RAID Controllers Quick Start Guide
Storage Manager User's Guide for Direct Attached Storage
RAID Controller Command Line Utility User's Guide
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
MaxIQ SSD Cache Software Setup (5-Series & 2-Series 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.
2.3
Power Management Setup (5-Series & 2-Series Controllers Only)
You must use a compatible combination of Adaptec Storage Manager
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.
2.4
Linux Setup
Before installing the Linux operating system on a logical drive,
Adaptec recommends clearing (removing) 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'.
-------------------------------------------------------------------3. General Cautions
- While an array is being built or cleared, do NOT remove and
re-insert any drive in that array. Doing so may cause
unpredictable results for any of the controller's arrays.
- 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
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o If a non-MaxIQ (generic) SSD is connected to the controller
on a lower port number than an Adaptec MaxIQ SDD, you cannot
use the ACU utility to add the MaxIQ SSD to the MaxIQ pool.
You must use Adaptec Storage Manager.
NOTE: Adaptec Q-series 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 5-series 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.
4.3
Creating an Array from the Adaptec Installation CD
When you create an array with Adaptec Storage Manager in
bootable-CD Mode, the maximum size of the array is 2 TB.
4.4
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.
4.5
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.
4.6
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.
4.7
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 with Service Pack 2
If your boot array is installed on the controller, and the boot
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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.
4.8
Hot-adding Disk Drives
o If you hot-add multiple disks simultaneously to a large
configuration (100 disk drives or more), it may take a great
deal of time before those disk drives appear in Adaptec
Storage Manager.
o With Intel Backplanes AXX4DRV3GEXP and AXX6DRV3GEXP, if a drive
bay is empty at enclosure power on and 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 disk.
4.9
SuperMicro Disk Drive Enclosures
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.
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 Windows Server 2008 64-Bit SCSIport Driver
The Windows Server 2008 64-Bit SCSIport driver is in the process
of being certified and is not supported in this release. Use
the Storport driver instead.
4.13 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.
4.14 Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) Limits
This release supports a maximum of 8 concurrent OCE tasks in
the RAID array migration wizard.
4.15 Power Management under FreeBSD
The FreeBSD driver does not support power management in
this release.
4.16 Using RAID10 under FreeBSD
If a RAID10 array fails under FreeBSD the firmware may crash
causing the system to reboot automatically.
4.17 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.)
4.18 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
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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.
4.19 Listing Devices in VMware ESX 4.0 Console
After deleting an array with ARCCONF, the VMware ESX 4.0 Console
will hang if you list available devices with 'fdisk -l'. As a
work-around, rescan first, then try 'fdisk -l'.
4.20 BIOS Hangs When Booting RAID Controller with Batteryless Backup (ZMCP)
Possible Cause: 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.
4.21 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).
4.22 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.
4.23 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.
4.24 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.
4.25 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.
4.26 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
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stripe size. No data is lost, however.
Known migrations that result in a FW crash include:
o
o
o
o
o
o
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
4.27 Hot-Adding MaxIQ SSDs
If you remove two or more MaxIQ SSDs and then re-insert
them 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
the MaxIQ cache.
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