Subject: Re: Mylex DAC960PL on AS1200
To: sp4rc <>
From: Ken Seefried <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 09/02/2005 12:16:27
sp4rc wrote:

>Hello list,
>after kernelized Raid didn't fit my needs because of performance lag, i
>have bought a Mylex Dac960PL Raid Controller with 4MB :) aaaawesome	
>The offical website has a lot of tools, but no documentation for this
>old controller :( i bought this controller because its fully supported
>by *BSD/Linux/Windows
>All the tools provided by LSI Logic are written for DOS. Is there a way
>(there must be a way) to configure bootable raid arrays on alpha? So far
>I have a working system and my idea was to create a raidset, copy it to
>the firmware and install netbsd on the ld* device(s). I had a look into
>man mlxctl, but in reference to the problem its useless. Are there any
>other tools out there? Please don't tell me that I have to install the
>arrays using windows and a pc *shiver*
>Any hints on this from you gurus out there would be greatly appreciated
I've used DAC960s for years (under Linux & Windows), though I'm not sure 
if I'm a guru. I had very, very few problems with them.  I've never 
found a way to configure them with anything other than the DOS tools.