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Old Jul 25th, 2015, 11:55 PM   #41
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Well, if AquaAngel doesn't get his stuff sorted now... Seems a pity I don't have the same gear to fool around with anyhow. Thanx a lot, Jezzy!
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Here's something more: your pic simply doesn't look right: 3 green lights in the X-serve, 2 green lights in the Raid Serve 1st bay, none in the Raid Serve 2nd bay.
Is it supposed to be in working order that way? What RAID level is it supposed to be serving?
Looks like only RAID level 0 or 1 to me. But okay, I'm just a knucklehead...
The green light on bay 1-7 was a older picture. i did "at that time" connected only one cable.

I did "and now still" connected the 2nd cable and they are both green. linked, but not communicating.

As for the raid setting? i have done nothing to it as of yet as there was no way to set it up in this current configuration
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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 01:06 AM   #43
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Ethernet from xserve to router. Xraid ethernet to router. Router to assign dhcp ip to everything. Fiber channel from xraid to xserve.
That's what jezzy says, and I believe him. My God, you are only 2 RJ45 network cables short of success!
Go for it!
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Here's something more: your pic simply doesn't look right: 3 green lights in the X-serve, 2 green lights in the Raid Serve 1st bay, none in the Raid Serve 2nd bay.
Is it supposed to be in working order that way? What RAID level is it supposed to be serving?
Looks like only RAID level 0 or 1 to me. But okay, I'm just a knucklehead...
The Xserve have 3 green lights because those lights are for my HDD "tray" meaning that it has HDD in it, they blink blue when they are active.

The Xraid has 2 green light at the bottom when the link is active with the fibre channel cable then 4 green light on each side for monitoring the hardware like fans, power etc.

Then if you noticed, my bay 1 and 2 have a HDD in it and the rest is red because i have no hdd in it. both of them are ATA/IDE 250 gb HDD. looking to get more hard drive and maybe upgrade from IDE to SATA adapter so i can put a 2.5" HDD in them
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Old Jul 26th, 2015, 12:30 PM   #45
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Ethernet from xserve to router. Xraid ethernet to router. Router to assign dhcp ip to everything. Fiber channel from xraid to xserve.
That's what jezzy says, and I believe him. My God, you are only 2 RJ45 network cables short of success!
Go for it!
I will definitely give that a try, i'm pretty sure i have a Netgear Router kicking somewhere and will see if it goes to plan. won't be working on it for the week end, maybe sometime this week will give a try.

Will Also read the link you guys posted earlier.
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BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally found my Netgear router and finally got the Admin setup on it to finally see the ip address of the Xraid.

Went to the Raid Admin, entered the pass and Saw this Xraid thingy the first time.

Got the firmware updated and currently working on my 2 HDD in bay 1 and 2 on Array Creation, Not sure how long this will take as it has been a while already, BUT .... i can finally see it.






The other question that i have for you is, i disconnected the router see if that could still communicate between the Xserve and Xraid and found out the hard way that i get a Connection failure if i unplug my router, does it really need to be connected all the time or can it still be linked together without the router?

Thank you guys.
I wasn't suppose to work on it today, but i figured, why not just do it. It's Sunday and i have close to nothing to do. What a better time than today.
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My pleasure. it took days to create mine which were both 14x750gb ide drives
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My pleasure. it took days to create mine which were both 14x750gb ide drives
how long does it takes to create an Array? mine seems to take forever under RAID 0 for 2X 250 gb hard drive.

Never mind, found my answer, about 20 to 30 hours. Like OUCH!
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BLUE lights lit on the tray, good sign so far, now ! once the array is done, i can see the drive(s) later right?

Anyway, here it is in action



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Once array is created use the disk utility to create a partition.
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