How to install driver
I'd like to install Nexenta on a Raid Controller. During installation I get prompted that there is no driver for the controller. Is there a way to install Nexenta anyhow. Is there a documentation on "how to install 3rd Party Software" available? I did search the according webpage at nextenta.com. There are plenty of documents but which one gives according information?
RE: How to install driver - Added by Mat Simon about 1 year ago
"Thou should not use hardware raid with NexentaStor / illumos / ZFS" :) Get a proper (yet simple) HBA :-)
The driver situation with NexentaStor is a bit similar to Linux and BSD:
- there are companies contributing drivers into the open souce (like Emulex contibuted to Nexenta's upsteam: illumos)
- developers/hackers writing device drivers be it from scratch, or following hardware specs etc. This way drivers get integrated (sometimes backported) into distributions after some delay.
(Nowadays) in seldom case the hardware manufacturer makes binary drivers for a specific distribution. As with most binary stuff each manufacturer has their own packaging / installation procedures...
You might have luck with binary drivers for Solaris drivers but it's rather unlikely to work. Maybe Nexenta people could point you from the inside that's what I currently know about. :)
RE: How to install driver - Added by Karsten Salewski about 1 year ago
Thanks for the answer. In general I do agree that a hardware raid is probably not the best fit for ZFS. Howerver, my question was actually more practical. How is the procedure to install the software?
I tried pkginstall from the shell resp. CLI but it's not a valid command.