CUSTOM FLAME BUILD PART 2
In part 2 I go over installing the raid card and setting up the raid 5 from bios, then we dive into formatting the raid to xfs so flame can use it as a framestore.
also check out jasonmyres website, this is where I followed along to most of the steps to creating the framestore.
as always any comments or questions please leave one below
One thing missing from the steps on "jasonmyres"'s website. You need to add one additional entry in your /etc/fstab:
/dev/vg00/lvol1 /mnt/StorageMedia xfs rw,noatime,inode64,nofail (* it's the "nofail" option and this is only required for CentOS 7.2+ setups)
Joel - curious why you used crucial drives that weren't technically supported by the RAID card. any problems there? i have the same raid and was going to set it up using samsung 850 EVO or EVO PRO but not seeing the best reviews on then and the raid. really curious how you got to your drive choice and if you had any problems.ReplyDelete
Go the Samsung evo pro, crucial ssds were shit, i was trying to save a bit of cash and yeah, crucial and that card no good.
Im running them directly to motherboard now using zfs in raid z and zero problems, but yeah never again cruc ssds.
I go over that in part 3, more of a post mortem,
Also, that raid card was recommended to me by a reseller who swore by it using evo pros, it's the crucials that were the issue
thanks for all the info! i returned my megaraid. didn't feel like going thru the hassle and and engineer also suggested that i might be okay with just a software raid. was there a specific tutorial you found useful in setting up your zfs raid? i'm a terrible linux shell guy - so anything that you saw that helped you follow along i would love to see too. Your videos on this have been really helpful. it's so cool that you took time to do it.Delete
i did zfs in a hurry as i had a bunch of work come up and i didnt get a chance to do the proper tutorials, i wish i did document it a bit more for the zfs.
From memeory its just installing zfs through yum to add it to the kernel and then u can make a raid z through terminal pretty easily.
if u google zfs raid z setup on centos u should see a bunch of good stuff.
Sorry i cant be more specific
let me know how u get on
i ended up doing a raid 5 using mdadm. an engineer recommended it and said he got surprisingly great results with it. It took me a few tries though and just before i got fully frustrated, it worked! So the framestore is all set finally. i had a bunch more problems leading up to this point, but assuming it's now working - i'll let it be and not touch a thing. Thanks for all the feedback and i'll stay in touch with whatever happens or unravels from here on out.Delete
Cool man, glad to hear its all working, enjoy your new workstation !ReplyDelete
i ended up doing a raid 5 using mdadm. an engineer recommended it and said he got surprisingly great results with it. It took me a few tries though and just before i got fully frustrated, it worked! So the framestore is all set finally. i had a bunch more problems leading up to this point, but assuming it's now working - i'll let it be and not touch a thing. Thanks for all the feedback and i'll stay in touch with whatever happens or unravels from here on out.ReplyDelete
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You system on centos nvidia geforce is good enough for flame compared to quadro graphics Cards ?
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