Re: A1000 Array Question
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2003 10:27:43 +0100
On Thu, 11 Sep 2003 22:42:58 +0000 (UTC), Akop Pogosian
>> We are about to buy a A1000 array for our oracle application.
>> After looking at Sun web site I am bit confused about the
>> configuration of the H/W
>> SG-XARY170A-436G from sun.co.uk, states that it has 1 RAID controller
>> and 2 SCSI host ports, does that mean I can use the RAID card to
>> control some of the disk and use SCSI controllers controll the other
>> disk ?
>> Basicly I want to have H/W RAID 0+1 for my oracle datafiles and
>> possibly software RAID 1 for logs etc.
>> Will the A1000 allowe me to do that ?
>Why use software RAID at all? A1000 is a HW raid box. Anyways, I would
>suggest to skip the A1000/D1000 to look at Sun's newer SCSI disk
>arrays. A1000 is still a good workhorse but it's a relatively old
>technology, expensive, probably has the most arcane SCSI disk array I
>have ever dealt with. It's good only if you need to connect it to
>Solaris 7 or 2.6 machines since the newer disk arrays are not
>supported on those.
Can any one sugget a newer disk array, I need about 160 GB total disk
space, will be connecting it to a Sun fire 280R running Solaris 8
To keep the cost down I am considreing putting only the oracle data
files on RAID arrary and the rest can be on non RAID disks only.
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