SUMMARY: Using A1000 with Linux x86

From: David Eisner <>
Date: Mon Nov 04 2002 - 10:26:54 EST
Thanks to:

 Tim Chipman
 Darren Dunham
 Joe Fletcher
 Scott Howard
 Tim Lynch

On the purely technical question of whether it would be possible
to use the A1000 on a Linux box, the answer was yes; but
there isn't an analog to Raid Manager for Linux, so
it would be difficult to administer it.  Tim Lynch pointed
out that the A1000 has a serial console, but even then
there would be no way to receive notices.

But the general consensus was that I should think twice
about purchasing an A1000: it's getting pretty long in the
tooth, and there are better third-party solutions out there that
are truly multi-platform.  Specific recommendations
included the AC&NC Jetstor and Compaq/HP's Storageworks RA3000
(though I'm not sure that latter supports Linux).

Thanks for the help!  I'm going to do some more
research into third-party alternatives now.


On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, David Eisner wrote:

> We're thinking of purchasing another A1000 that will be
> attached to a Solaris SPARC machine.
> At some point in the future, however, we may want to
> move the array over to an x86 server running Linux.
> We'd reformat and recover the data from tape.
> Since it's HW raid, it seems like this should be
> possible -- but is it?  What software, if any, would
> correspond to Raid Manager?
> Thanks.
> -David

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