This is a list of the Dell supported ram for the Perc 2/qc:
This is a list of the latest firmware and drivers for the Perc 2/qc:
Adaptec Perc 2/qc Firmware, v.22.214.171.12489, A13
FileName: PERC2-280_6089.exe [1 MB]       Release Date: 4/14/2004
Windows XP is not validated on any PowerEdge Server, there are no specific drivers available.
Adaptec Perc 2/qc Driver, Windows 2000, v.126.96.36.19985, A15<
FileName: W2K-2806085.exe [259 KB]      Release Date: 4/14/2004
Adaptec Perc 2/qc Driver, Windows Server 2003 v.188.8.131.5285, A05
FileName: w2k3-2806085.exe [259 KB]      Release Date: 4/14/2004
Perc 2/qc Documentation
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Thank you for that Mark it was very much apreciated.
Can you also tell me if there is a guide to setting up the first array (Not a bootable array I will be booting of an Array on an Adaptec AAA-131U2), I have used DAC's but only the Adaptec 1000 family and a couple of Mylex controllers.
I do realise Dell cant and wont support me with the AAA-131U2 but i do need a hand with the PERC2/QC
Is that all i need to get it back up and running?
All i have is the controller (with a server of course and a shiny new stick of 128Mb RAM ) with no drivers, utillities or Array managment software (for Windows besed array managment and under "DOS" to do the initial configuration.
I dont want to start to do the job and then find i dont have all i need to finnish it.
If you are booting off the Adaptec AAA-131U2 controller and have created the array container on the Perc 2/qc using the CTRL-A BIOS Container Configuration Utility, you are ready to install your Operating System. I listed the drivers in previous post. The only other piece of software you need is the Array Manager.
Dell OpenManage Array Manager NW, 2000, 2003, v.184.108.40.2065.4, A02
FileName: a350a02.exe [78 MB]      Release Date: 2-23-2004
Array Manager Documentation <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>
I am in hopes the Array Manager will not conflict with the Adaptec AAA-131U2 management software, but I really do not know.
Good Luck and have a happy holiday !!
Are there any other none Windows Operating Systems supported by this controller.
I was thinking about FreeBSD or SCO Openware, SCO Unixware. or maybe a Linux distro like Gentoo or Debian
Message Edited by ElectroSoldier on 09-07-2004 09:25 PM