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The PERC3i card takes some time to initialise between loading the driver and the raid array becoming available. As such the LVM script in the boot sequence was running before the drive was available, so it failed to load the LVM volume groups, and the machine failed to boot.
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The PERC 3/Di card takes some time to initialise between loading the driver and the raid array becoming available. As such the LVM script in the boot sequence was running before the drive was available, so it failed to load the LVM volume groups, and the machine failed to boot.
It needs rootdelay=15 in the kernel config
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It needs rootdelay=15 on the kernel command line.
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Monitoring the PERC 3/Di is also somewhat tricky.  I used a [http://wiki.club.cc.cmu.edu/org/ccwiki/Hardware_Documentation/AACRAID?action=recall&rev=8 process] from the [http://www.club.cc.cmu.edu/about.html CMU Computer Club] (tardis.ed.ac.uk ~= cc.cmu.edu?), to install the `afacli` on piper.
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We could do with following [http://www.bme.ogi.edu/~bouza/afasnmp.html this guide] once we have [[Nagios]] running.
 
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Revision as of 15:30, 9 February 2009

Originally named after Borad from Timelash. The system was donated by User:Pert.

To migrate the NFS/LPAP onto it we rsynced Pipers disks over, and hence kept pipers hostname.

The page for old Piper can be found here: OldPiper

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Install Quirks

The PERC 3/Di card takes some time to initialise between loading the driver and the raid array becoming available. As such the LVM script in the boot sequence was running before the drive was available, so it failed to load the LVM volume groups, and the machine failed to boot. It needs rootdelay=15 on the kernel command line.

Monitoring the PERC 3/Di is also somewhat tricky. I used a process from the CMU Computer Club (tardis.ed.ac.uk ~= cc.cmu.edu?), to install the `afacli` on piper.

We could do with following this guide once we have Nagios running.