Last week I wrote...
> I have purchased both the Sun Prestoserv NFS Accelerator Board and the
> Sun Disk Suite Software for Mirroring and Concatenation. My question is has
> anyone had experience using these products together? I know the Disk Suite
> software replaces alot of kernel OBJ's and I just want to be sure that the
> NFS install does not try replacing any of the same ones. Any problems, notes,
> or observations would be appreciated.
I received 6 replies. The conclution I made from them is to try it out on a
test configuration and then load it live if it works. I also put in a call
to Sun to see if this is an "Offical" supported configutation. And guess
what... It doesn't work and it is NOT a supported configuration! The 2
respondents who mentioned that the Prestoserv doesn't understand meta devices
created by DiskSuite are right on the money. What I don't understand is why
the documentation for either of these products doesn't say THAT!!!!!!!!
Especially when it is a KNOWN problem!
The presto command will tell you that it has a problem when you bring the
board up with the "presto -u" command. It returns the message...
presto: PRENABLE failed /dev/md1a: No such device
/dev/md1a is a meta device for 3 concatenated file systems. Not a very
accurate message since /dev/md1a does exist, but presto doesn't understand it.
Also if you do a "presto -l" to list all the file systems being acceletated,
/dev/md1a is NOT there.
Thanks to those who replied...
fwp@CC.MsState.Edu (Frank Peters)
email@example.com (Andy Stefancik)
stern@sunne.East.Sun.COM (Hal Stern - NE Area Systems Engineer)
bala@Synopsys.COM (Bala Vasireddi)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Marion Hakanson)
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