On Thu, 26 Jun 2008, Henrik wrote:
> I've seen some concerns about buying database performance hardware from DELL.
> Are there at least some of the RAID cards that work well with Linux or should
> I stay clear of DELL permanently?
People seem to be doing OK if the RAID card is their Perc/6i, which has an
LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 chipset under the hood. There's some helpful
benchmark results and follow-up meesages related to one of those at
That said, I consider the rebranded LSI cards a pain and hate the quality
of Dell's hardware. Seems like everybody I talk to lately is buying HP's
DL380 instead of Dells for this level of Linux installs nowadays, I
haven't gotten one of those HP boxes myself yet to comment.
* Greg Smith gsmith(at)gregsmith(dot)com http://www.gregsmith.com Baltimore, MD
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