Aug. 2, 2011
Express5800/GT110d-S
Distribution Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 (x86/x86_64)
( KERNEL 2.6.18-238.el5 )
Meanings of letters
A ---Function without third party drivers
B ---Function with third party drivers
C ---Not function
D ---Not supported
blank---Not tested
OS Installation / Basic operation / Hardware addition / Backup Devices

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Code Model

N8100-1769Y
N8100-1770Y
Express5800/GT110d-S 3.5inch HDD model (Air-cooled model)
Intel®Pentium® G620 (2.60GHz, 2C/2T)
Intel®Xeopn® E3-1220 (3.10GHz 2C/4T)

N8100-1771Y
N8100-1772Y
Express5800/GT110d-S 2.5inch HDD model (Air-cooled model)
Intel®Pentium® G620 (2.60GHz, 2C/2T)
Intel®Xeopn® E3-1220 (3.10GHz 2C/4T)

N8100-1773Y
Express5800/GT110d-S 3.5inch HDD model (Water-cooled model)
Intel®Core® i3-2120 (3.30GHz, 2C/4T)

N8100-1774Y
Express5800/GT110d-S 2.5inch HDD model (Water-cooled model)
Intel®Core® i3-2120 (3.30GHz, 2C/4T)

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-Hardware configuration

Configuration Drive Outline
1 3.5inch SATA
2.5inch SATA/SAS
LSI RAID
N8103-129 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/10)
Additional HDD
2 3.5inch SATA
2.5inch SATA/SAS
LSI RAID
N8103-130 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/5/6/10/50)
Additional HDD
3 3.5inch SATA
2.5inch SATA/SAS
PROMISE RAID
N8103-128 RAID Controller(128MB RAID0/1)
Additional HDD
4 3.5inch SATA
2.5inch SATA/SAS
PROMISE RAID
N8103-134 RAID Controller(512MB RAID0/1/5/6/10/50)
Additional HDD
5 3.5inch SATA
2.5inch SATA
Additional HDD

-Evaluation

Checklist Result Comment
Conf1,2 Conf3,4 Conf5
OS installation A
(*1,2)
A
(*1,2)
A
(*1,2)
Boot from distribution's CD/DVD media.
Making partitions 14 14 14 Using the whole drive
Hard Drives A A A Copy and compare data files.
Availability of Degraded RAID A A D RAID 0 is exempt.
Rebuild of Degraded RAID A A D RAID 0 is exempt.
I/O access running 12h 12h 12h I/O access running
Reboot 10 10 10 The number of times.
(*1)
Install KMP modules for following drivers.
Driver Current Updated
megaraid_sas 00.00.04.31-RH1 00.00.04.031n-RH1
tg3 3.108 3.116j
bnx2 2.0.8-rh 2.0.23b
  1. Extract this file and change to following directory.
    # cd RHEL5_x86/driver ( if x86 system )
    # cd RHEL5_EM64T/driver ( if x86_64 system )

  2. Install KMP package.
    In case Kernel version is 2.6.18-238.el5
    # rpm -ivh --nodeps --nosignature megaraid_sas/kmod-megaraid_sas-00.00.04.31n-*.rpm
    # rpm -ivh --nodeps --nosignature tg3/kmod-tg3-3.116j-1*.rpm
    # rpm -ivh --nodeps --nosignature netxtreme2/kmod-netxtreme2-6.2.23-1*.rpm

    In case Kernel version is 2.6.18-238.el5PAE
    # rpm -ivh --nodeps --nosignature */*-PAE-*.rpm

    In case Kernel version is 2.6.18-238.el5xen
    # rpm -ivh --nodeps ---nosignature */*-xen-*.rpm

  3. Install KMP common packages.
    # rpm -ivh ---nodeps --nosignature */*noarch.rpm

  4. Restart the Operation System.
(*2)NECESSARY
Disable EDAC modules. EDAC module will prevent hardware from collecting IPMI logs which is necessary for hardware support.
  1. Add following sentences to /etc/modprobe.conf.
    install *_edac /bin/true
    install edac_* /bin/true
  2. Restart the Operation System.
  3. Check that string "edac" is not shown in the result of lsmod.

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Checklist Result Comment
X Window System A 1024x768, thousands colors.
Mouse/keyboard A Test on X Window System.
Built-in LAN ports B ssh and ftp
Built-in LAN ports Teaming (bonding) A
(*1)
Use bonding driver. See the kernel document about bonding.
CPU information A cat /proc/cpuinfo
Memory information A cat /proc/meminfo
Main memory size 32
(*2)
Main memory size. (GB)
Optical disk drive A Copy and compare data files.
Floppy drive A
Serial port A Configure to login.
(*1)
Updating the kernel newer than kernel-2.6.18-238.9.1.el5.x86_64.rpm is needed to fix bug about bonding. See
Advisory:RHSA-2011:0429-1.

(*2)
On x86 system, PAE kernel is available in case memory amount is from 4GB to 16GB.
On x86 system, up to 16GB of memory is supported.

Hardware Addition UP

Model/Device Result
Hard drive (HDD) 2.5inch SAS A
2.5inch SATA A
2.5inch SSD  
3.5inch SATA A
Backup devices (*1)
LAN Adapters (*1)
(*1)
See ( HERE ), Option Devices page.

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-Hardware configuration

Connection Code Model/Device Driver
Conn1 N8103-107 Additional SCSI Controller (U320) aic79xx
Conn2 - USB controller (USB2.0) -
Conn3 N8103-104A Additional SAS Controller mptsas

-Evaluation

Checklist Result Comment
Conn1 Conn2 Conn3
Backup, Restore A A A tar command
Reboot 5 5 5 The number of times.

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