The Question is:
In the OpenVMS base OS direction .ppt file, it notes:
In early 2002, OpenVMS will support the new Smart-Array backplane RAID solution
being supported by AlphaServers (Ramanujan).
I'm just curious: is this controller the 52xx controller I know and love in my
ML servers, the KZPCC, or a yet-to-be-released controller perhaps following
the 52xx series?
(I'm curious because there's a real hole is the Alpha line re: VMS without a
high-performance backplane RAID controller. The 5204 has been a godsend in my
ML530 running Win2K!)
The Answer is :
Backplane RAID does not particularly lend itself to shared-resources
nor multi-site clustering, features that are not commonly found on and
not commonly used on other platforms -- accordingly, OpenVMS support
presently typically targets host-based and bus-based RAID.
The "Ramanujan" project resulted in the KZPDC series backplane RAID
controller, with driver support in OpenVMS V7.3-1 and later.