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johnmorello
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Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

Anybody know where to get drivers for Win2000 for the PERC2 4 channel?
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bozz
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RE: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

I also need information regarding upgrade of a 4 channel Adaptec perc driver for W2K. Where can the firmware upgrade be found? What are the steps involved in performing the upgrade?
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RE: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

I've been going around in circles with Dell on this issue for over a month. Now I'm told that drivers will not be available until April, but there is a beta driver available. How you get that is beyond me! I'm working with Microsoft and Dell representatives on this issue and so far, NOTHING has come through. If anyone has any other info, please let me know.
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Re: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

Anyone know these...

What type of RAM I can use on a Dell Adaptec AAC-364/PERC2 ? Is there a list of compatable RAM anywhere ?

Where I can get the drivers from it and the managment software to run it on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003
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DELL-Mark A
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Re: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

Hi,

This is a list of the Dell supported ram for the Perc 2/qc:

9379D&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspDIMM,16,50N,2X72,2K,ECC,168
0479D&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspDIMM,32,50N,4X72,4K,ECC,168
9961E&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspDIMM,64,50N,8X72,4K,ECC,168
1479D&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspDIMM,128,50N,16X72,4K,ECC,168

This is a list of the latest firmware and drivers for the Perc 2/qc:
Adaptec Perc 2/qc Firmware, v.2.8.0.6089, A13
FileName: PERC2-280_6089.exe [1 MB] &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspRelease 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.2.8.0.6085, A15<
FileName: W2K-2806085.exe [259 KB]&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspRelease Date: 4/14/2004

Adaptec Perc 2/qc Driver, Windows Server 2003 v.2.8.0.6085, A05
FileName: w2k3-2806085.exe [259 KB]&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspRelease Date: 4/14/2004

Perc 2/qc Documentation

Thanks for using the Dell Community Forums!

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Re: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

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

 

ES

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DELL-Mark A
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Re: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

Hi,

The documentation for creating the array containers and making them bootable (or not) on the Perc 2/qc can be found at this link.

Thanks
Mark

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Re: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

Mark

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.

 

ES

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DELL-Mark A
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Re: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

Hi,

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.3.5.0.555.4, A02
FileName: a350a02.exe [78 MB]&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbspRelease 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 !!

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Re: Win2000 on PERC2 4 channel

Mark

 

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

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