[Cialug] Linux in an AD environment
jrnosee at gmail.com
jrnosee at gmail.com
Wed Sep 19 14:03:11 CDT 2007
My reccomendation is to stay FAR away from a Promise/Linux combination. I
don't know about newer cards, but I was trying to get an older RAID-5
Promise IDE card to work with Ubuntu. No dice! I just kept getting tons of
kernel errors and it would lock up and then switch to read-only.
On 9/19/07, Dave Weis <djweis at internetsolver.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Sep 2007, Sean McClanahan wrote:
> > I really like the 3Ware stuff, but I can't seem to find one in a PCI
> > flavor. This is an older box; it has no PCI-X or PCI-Express slots.
> > :-( So, I'm looking at a Promise controller perhaps? I've had decent
> > luck with them in the Windows world. And, I agree 100% with the
> > hardware RAID-5. No software RAID, thanks very much. ;-)
> I've got one sitting around but I think it's only a two drive card. I
> can't imagine they don't make straight PCI ones any more. Did you check
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Josh More [mailto:morej at alliancetechnologies.net]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 6:26 PM
> > To: cialug at cialug.org; Sean McClanahan
> > Subject: RE: [Cialug] Linux in an AD environment
> > I second the "special purpose distro" suggestion... Assuming that is
> > all you will ever use the box for.
> > So far as specific distro suggestions go, I'd recommend OpenSuse/SLES as
> > they've put a lot of work into integrating with Windows. The SUSE line
> > also has some nice support for ISCSI, which might be nice on a file
> > server.
> > So far as card suggestions go, pick 3Ware and spend the money for
> > built-in RAID5 support. You may still use software RAID, but the higher
> > end cards are *much* better supported. Dave Weis can probably get you a
> > good card.
> > -Josh
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> > ---- Original Message ----
> > From: "Sean McClanahan" <sean.mcclanahan at westecnow.com>
> > Date: 07-9-18 17:43
> > To: "Central Iowa Linux Users Group" <cialug at cialug.org>
> > Subj: [Cialug] Linux in an AD environment So, I'm going to make my first
> > big attempt to get Linux into what has up to this point been a complete
> > Windows AD environment. I have an older Dell PowerEdge 1300, dual P-III
> > procs. I've taken out the old SCSI card, and would like to replace it
> > with a SATA raid card, and 4 SATA drives. Right now, it's only function
> > in life is to be a file server.
> > Raw storage space.
> > So my questions to the more learned out there in this group are:
> > A) I know that I will need to have Samba on the box, correct?
> > B) How easy do the different distros of Linux see and load SATA
> > RAID adapters? With W2K3, you hit the F6 key, load your driver disk
> > (still a floppy!), and it's happy and keeps going. How does that work
> > with Linux?
> > C) I am most comfortable so far with Ubuntu and Fedora. Not trying
> > to start an OS war, please. Just looking for input as to the viability
> > of making either of these work as a file server that my Windows clients
> > can see and use, with correct permissions.
> > Thanks!
> > Sean McClanahan | Network Manager
> > Westec InterActive Security
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