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    how do i configure IBM eServer raid

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    by dstephens59 ·

    I purchased an IBM e SERVER X342 DUAL PIII 1.26 GHz 1GB 72GB RAID

    I will be installing Redhat 9.0 and run as a dbase server with MySQL … this is the first time I have set one up…. can someone recommend what files and utilities to use.. and the install process

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    • #3135625

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      by jc2it ·

      In reply to how do i configure IBM eServer raid

      At boot time you will see a RAID controller Bios post screen it will tell you to press a key combination to configure the RAID devices. Like (ctrl + A)

      You will set up the RAID first according to your specifications. like RAID 0 or RAID 5

      Insert the Red Hat 9.0 CD 1 and reboot. Make sure to install the MySQL packages and any addins like PHP, perl or Apache. It should configure the packages to work together. Invest in a getting started guide for MySQL.

      Question:
      Why use RH 9.0 it is getting old? It would be best to use RH ES 3 or 4. If price is the issue then get Fedora Core, or try Debian or Slackware.

      • #2557503

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        by mdmartin2 ·

        In reply to Reply To: how do i configure IBM eServer raid

        Hey Guys,

        At boot time, you have to hit ctrl-I
        and then you still can’t do anything but
        look at the config.
        what gives?

    • #3135592

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      by korgmeister ·

      In reply to how do i configure IBM eServer raid

      …? if you planning to use the server for critical business component and database. i suggest you hire a part time expert or casual expertise to do the maintaining and troubleshooting. of course if you are saving company’s cost, there is no need to hired a full-time employee 😛

      last but not least, do backup frenquently! 🙂

    • #3120232

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      by hozcanhan ·

      In reply to how do i configure IBM eServer raid

      stephen , in answer one you have been given the clues . you will be prompted to load the driver at the first installation step . There is info in the IBM site for linux support . Also you need to be carefull how connect your disks ( on one scsi card or on ide/sata ultra sata connectors ) . make sure your disks are detected from inside the bios first . start with linux.org and find hundreds of sites for linux installation . if you want specific site names please pm.

    • #3118215

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      by dstephens59 ·

      In reply to how do i configure IBM eServer raid

      there is no raid controller screen …. it seems that this app is not installed

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