i want to insert RAID Controller on my 2900 for RAID 5 and 1 , can anyone suggest if there any compatibility issue with cards or someone can recommend some RAID controller ? or where from can i get the list of all compatible cards for edge2900?
You could try your luck with third-party controllers, but the recommended controllers would be:
Yes, the PERC 6/i will work in the 2900.
The PERC 6 will do RAID 0/1/5/6/10/50/60, up to 64 separate arrays.
The SAS 5/6 controllers support non-RAID, meaning hard drives can be used individually while NOT configured in a RAID array. The PERC controllers do NOT support non-RAID, meaning that a disk can only be used if it is in a RAID array.
There are a few versions of the PERC 6/i ... you will need to get the "integrated" version, because the 2900 has a dedicated slot for the PERC.