My server has been running FreeNAS for ~3 years now without any significant problems and I'd be a happy camper if it weren't for the lack of free space (my two pools are at over 95% capacity - which is, as I know, not recommended at all).
The server as it is now:
These are some interesting YouTube videos that explain a good bit about SAS (and other things) in an easy to consume format:
Dell H310 mini card with LSI IT mode firmware
How to fix: "Invalid PCIe card found in the Internal Storage...
I am creating this resource for myself and others that have systems with SAS backplanes that their drives are attached to. @danb35 has created a script for monitoring drives that fault and automatically turning on the locate LED, but some people, like me, might not want a script running and...
I have the following setup,
Dell T30 server transplanted in a Fractal Define R6 case
ESXi 6.7 installed on a flash drive.
FreeNAS (FreeBSD 11.1) running in ESXi
x8 WD 8TB red drives connected via an LSI 9211-8i (8 port) HBA raid controller in IT mode.
I already have an existing...
I got a great deal on a 16 bay 3u chassis with a backplane, but it turns out to be an sas expander.
Will freenas be ok running 16 drives off one connector on the M1015 card (it mode flashed)
Chassis: Chenbro RM31616R
I have a running system with AsRock C2750D4i..
I'm currently running 9 disks in a raidz1 configuration.
My media pool is almost full and I want to expand and also want to move data to a little more secure ( 12 disks in a raidz2 ) pool.
I had a SAS card sitting ready ( LSI 9211-8i ),
As my server is currently configured I can use 8 hard drives in my server. This is what the IBM ServeRAID M1015 HBA supports by itself when flashed to IT mode. Last week I had a glimmer of hope that using a SFF8087-4S Discrete to SFF-8087 (Reverse breakout) Cable to connect four SATA ports on my...
Long story short: FreeNAS only sees 1 of 12 data drives while POST & some other OS'es see all 12.
Per forum rules, here's the hardware I have available to work with:
Server: HP DL380e G8 (12 LFF) w/ SAS Expander Backplane,
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2440 2.4GHZ 6 core 15MB x2
RAM: 32GB DDR3 ECC...