Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/19 15:16:57

I've not yet seen anyone ask: what sort of RAID are we talking abouthere? Is it a hardware RAID controller? A FakeRAID controller? Or Linux software RAID? Post the output from lspci -nn | grep -i raid so we can see the details of the hardware (if it is).
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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by itzdaniel483 » 2019/05/19 18:10:20

It is a hardware RAID controller. Perc 6. I'll have to reinstall the OS to run that command.

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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/19 18:13:38

What does the iDRAC make of the problem? Hardware errors will get logged in one of the two logs it keeps so if you have hardware problems on the component disks of the array, they will be listed in those logs.
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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by itzdaniel483 » 2019/05/19 18:28:02

I'll see if i can recreate the error to check. I'll set the hard drives up in no raid and install centos on raid 1

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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/19 18:33:05

The iDRAC logs should be persistent and stretch back - in most cases - years.
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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by itzdaniel483 » 2019/05/19 18:43:07

Okay great, I'll wait for the OS to install then I'll access the logs

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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by itzdaniel483 » 2019/05/19 18:52:43

I kind of have 512 events in this log

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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by TrevorH » 2019/05/19 18:53:42

The iDRAC is the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller. Most Poweredge machines have them. It allows for remote console and control. You don't access it from linux but you can use it to logon as though you were sitting in front of the computer.
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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by itzdaniel483 » 2019/05/19 18:54:08

Okay what I'll do is clear the logs, set the drives up as RAID 1 and centos. Then when it says the RAID 1 array has failed the error should then be easier to spot in the logs

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Re: Centos 7 installation on Dell PE R410

Post by itzdaniel483 » 2019/05/19 18:55:02

TrevorH wrote:
2019/05/19 18:53:42
The iDRAC is the integrated Dell Remote Access Controller. Most Poweredge machines have them. It allows for remote console and control. You don't access it from linux but you can use it to logon as though you were sitting in front of the computer.
Yes, I am entering the logs from the server BIOS screen. I forgot how to access them but I found it here
https://www.dell.com/support/article/uk ... ed?lang=en

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