Rack Servers

Last reply by 03-17-2022 Solved
Start a Discussion
2 Bronze
2 Bronze

R720xd with Perc H710 Mini no-raid Proxmox

Hello,

 

I have a server Dell R720xd with Perc h710 mini raid controller.

I need to install Proxmox in my server  and i want to use ZFS, so i don't want to use any hardware raid like Raid0.

Does Server and raid allow me to do this?

if not

How can i flash my raid controller?

Thank you

Stefanos

 

Solution (1)

Accepted Solutions

Hello Stefgrifon,

 

The rear backplane daisy chain off the front backplane. It uses the same controller as the front backplane.

 

Page 107-108 Owners manual :

https://dell.to/3wibcyY

 

Figure 71 shows the cabling for the optional 2.5" x2 rear backplane.

 

I don't see any support for using a separate controller to the rear backplane.


Dell -Charles R
Social Media and Communities Professional
Dell Technologies | Enterprise Support Services
#IWork4Dell

Did I answer your query? Please click on ‘Accept as Solution’. ‘Kudo’ the posts you like!

View solution in original post

Community Accepted Solution
Replies (6)

Hello,

no sorry, PERC h710 works with RAID volume, so if you want to have hard drive recognized by OS you have to create a RAID0 with one disk.

Sorry, what you mean by "flash" the raid controller?

Thanks

Marco


Marco B.
Social Media and Communities Professional
Dell Technologies | Enterprise Support Services
#Iwork4Dell

Did I answer your query? Please click on ‘Accept as Solution’
‘Kudo’ the posts you like!
7 Thorium

If by that you mean "how do I flash this controller with the 'IT firmware' from the manufacturer that may give you true 'pass-through' capability", then you are on your own. You will need to run a third-party command tool with a /force switch to force-replace the firmware. That is not supported here as there are other Dell controllers for this server that do support pass-through (H310 and the HBA).

2 Bronze
2 Bronze

Thank you all for your help.

I will make flash to controller with ’it firmware’.

After that I want the rear flex bay backplane (there I have 2 ssd 2,5’) to connect directly to the motherboard without being connected with the raid controller.

Is that possible or must I find a pcie card?

Hello Stefgrifon,

 

The rear backplane daisy chain off the front backplane. It uses the same controller as the front backplane.

 

Page 107-108 Owners manual :

https://dell.to/3wibcyY

 

Figure 71 shows the cabling for the optional 2.5" x2 rear backplane.

 

I don't see any support for using a separate controller to the rear backplane.


Dell -Charles R
Social Media and Communities Professional
Dell Technologies | Enterprise Support Services
#IWork4Dell

Did I answer your query? Please click on ‘Accept as Solution’. ‘Kudo’ the posts you like!

Community Accepted Solution

Thank  you for your reply.

If I don’t use at all the rear backplane, Can I use any kind of pcie sata card to handle the boot or  must i have a special card for that?

Hello Stefgrifon,

 

You may try. I can only point you to the Dell validated configurations.

The configuration you describe is not a supported configuration.

You may have to Disable the BIOS (on the PERC) to use other boot devices.

Page 54 : https://dell.to/3NaOtLc

 


Dell -Charles R
Social Media and Communities Professional
Dell Technologies | Enterprise Support Services
#IWork4Dell

Did I answer your query? Please click on ‘Accept as Solution’. ‘Kudo’ the posts you like!

Top Contributor
Latest Solutions