X9SCL-F (Sandy Bridge) very slow with Centos or Debian installation
someone has experiencied with onboard X9SCL-F problems in the installation of speed? We are trying to install it, but unfortunately, it takes ages to format the disks in Centos 5.6... In Debian 6 happens the same.
Thank you guys, finally it works fine with Debian (without support for 82579LM, they dont will backport it to kernel 2.6.32 of Debian, seems). After it, i´m gonna to test it with Centos 5.6. I heard some issues about of the detection of both ethernet in different sequence.
yes, CentOS sees LAN1 (82574L; lower MAC) as "eth0", and LAN2 (82579LM; higher MAC) as "eth1".
it matters if you share IPMI traffic with LAN2/eth0! IPMI can't work with LAN2, and it must be either dedicated IPMI NIC port or on-board LAN1. thus, if you don't use dedicated IPMI port, then you must use LAN1/eth1 (82574L) to share traffic between public's and IPMI's.
This Hitachi disks were OK, testing it on other servers, it work like a charm.
After check the problem, i found that putting the disk in SATA 0 and SATA2 ports, it works OK, or combining it with 3 disks, using ports SATA0, SATA1 and SATA2, the three disks works well. I though in a broken mobo...
Today, after install a new server with this motherboard, sadly, it starts to fail again with two different motherboards.
I dont know where is the problem, but i´m suspecting about of a bug in the motherboar...