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MegaCLI working examples cheat sheet

MegaCLI is a pain… a real pain. I’m not a fan of the syntax, it’s not easily readable, did I say it was a pain? Well, our OCP Knox Units are connected via the LSI MEGARAID SAS 9286CV-8E (SGL) controller, so I’ve been using MegaCLI quite a bit lately. Here is a collection of my working […]

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CentOS 6.4 Mellanox 10GB Driver Install on the Open Compute Windmill V3 server

Our build out of the Open Compute Windmill V3 server utilizes the Mellanox MCX342A XCAN 10GbE, 2-p SFP+ mezzanine card. By default, the Mellanox card is not natively supported by CentOS 6.4. [root@server /]# lspci | grep Mellanox 06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Mellanox Technologies MT27500 Family [ConnectX-3] That being said, I had to download the appropriate driver from […]

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Configuring the Open Compute Open Vault 2U Knox Unit JBOD storage array

The Wiwynn ST7110-30A is a 30 drive SAS/SATA JBOD storage array designed around the Open Compute (OCP) platform. Known as the “Knox Unit” or “Knox Device”, it is manufactured by Wiwynn. The unit is field serviceable, completely tool-less, entirely redundant, and quite easy to manage and configure. See the entire feature breakdown here. Device Information Highlights […]

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