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Xserve Raid not mounting/showing

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May 9, 2013 11:02 AM

After having bought a Xserve Raid for some testing I just received my Fibre Channel Card from Ebay. It is an Apple (LSI) 7404 for  (link). After installing the card in my Mac Pro 2008 everything seems fine. Prefpane Fibre Channel gives the green light and "Link Established". I am creating a new raid set on the Xserve Raid with Raid Now enabled so I should be visible in Disk Utilty but it is not showing up. System report shows the PCI card as pci1000,646 with correct Type and Drivers are installed. I also put the Fibre card in my Mac Pro 1,1 but also no go. In system report > Hardware > Parallel SCSI stays emtpy. Can anybody please point me to the next step to solve this problem.

Xserve Raid, Other OS
  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,670 points)
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    May 9, 2013 9:24 PM (in response to maartenvson)

    Which channel did you connect to the server?


    The XServe RAID is essentially split into two separate halves, each of 7 drive bays.

    Each half is connected to one fiber channel port.


    Given the limited data, I'd guess that you configured the RAID on one side, but connected the other fiber channel port.


    If that's not the case, please add more detail of your configuration.

  • Camelot Level 8 Level 8 (45,670 points)
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    May 11, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to maartenvson)

    Well, the first place I'd look is the SFPs. Are you sure the Picolights are compatible?


    Is there a reason you're using these SFPs and a fiber cable rather than the copper cable that ships with the Apple card? It's not to say that the fiber option isn't suitable, just that it's a place to look.


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