May. 20, 2011
Express5800/T120b-E
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

N8100-1668
N8100-1669
N8100-1670
N8100-1671
N8100-1672
N8100-1731
N8100-1732
Express5800/T120b-E
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5503 (2GHz, 2C/2T )
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5506 (2.13GHz,4C/4T )
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5620 (2.40GHz,4C/8T )
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5640 (2.66GHz,4C/8T )
Intel® Xeon® Processor L5640 (2.26GHz,6C/12T)
Intel® Xeon® Processor E5606 (2.13GHz,6C/12T)
Intel® Xeon® Processor L5620 (2.4GHz,6C/12T)

OS Installation UP

-Hardware configuration

Configuration Drive Outline qty
1 2.5inch SATA/SAS
RAID1
N8103-129 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/10) 1
Additional HDD (RAID1) 2
2 2.5inch SATA/SAS
RAID5
N8103-130 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/5/6/10/50) 1
Additional HDD (RAID5) 3
3 2.5inch SATA/SAS
RAID6
N8103-130 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/5/6/10/50) 1
Additional HDD (RAID6) 4
4 3.5inch SATA
RAID1
N8103-129 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/10) 1
Additional HDD (RAID1) 2
5 3.5inch SATA
RAID5
N8103-130 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/5/6/10/50) 1
Additional HDD (RAID5) 3
6 3.5inch SATA
RAID6
N8103-130 RAID Controller(256MB, RAID0/1/5/6/10/50) 1
Additional HDD (RAID6) 4
7 2.5/3.5inch SATA Additional HDD 4

-Evaluation

Checklist Result Comment
Conf1,2,3 Conf4,5,6 Conf7
OS installation A
(*1,2)
A
(*1,2)
A
(*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


  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

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

Basic operation UP

Checklist Result Comment
X Window System A 1024x768, thousands colors.
PS/2 Mouse/keyboard A Test on X Window System.
Built-in LAN ports A 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
Physical CPUs. 2 Physical CPUs.
Main memory size 192
(*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 A
3.5inch SATA A
Backup devices (*1)
LAN Adapters (*1)
(*1)
See ( HERE ), Option Devices page.

Backup Devices UP

-Hardware configuration

Connection Code Model/Device Driver
Conn1 N8103-95 Additional SCSI Controller (U160) aic7xxx
Conn2 N8103-75 Additional SCSI Controller (U320) aic79xx
Conn3 N8103-107 Additional SCSI Controller (U320) aic79xx
Conn4 - USB controller (USB2.0) -
Conn5 N8103-104A Additional SAS Controller (PCIe x8) mptsas

-Evaluation

Checklist Result Comment
Conn1 Conn2 Conn3 Conn4 Conn5
Backup, Restore A A A A A tar command
Reboot 5 5 5 5 5 The number of times.

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