What driver is needed to use the Fusion-io ioDrive with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Red Hat Enterprise OpenStack Platform?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise OpenStack Platform (RHOS) 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise OpenStack Platform (RHOS) 4
  • Fusion-io ioDrive

Issue

  • What driver is needed for Fusion-io ioDrive devices?
  • LVM on Fusion IO drives does not get activated at boot time.

A Linux kernel module, or device driver, for Virident flash storage devices has not yet been provided under an Open Source license, such as the GPL, to enable Red Hat to distribute it with the Linux Kernel. Therefore, it must be obtained as a third-party driver from the vendor for use in Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Red Hat Enterprise OpenStack Platform. Also the drivers used for Fusion IO card has some additional configurations for activating LVM and RAID volumes at boot time. Contact the corresponding vendor for implementing these additional configuration settings.

Resolution

The driver for this device is included within the Fusion-io binary driver package, which can be downloaded directly from the Fusion-io support website at http://support.fusionio.com.

While Red Hat is unable to supply these drivers directly, we will fully support the underlying installation on which these drivers are used. Support for third party applications developed around the Fusion-io ioDrive and dedicated driver is not implied.

Please refer to the following for further details on how Red Hat supports third-party software and other support policies:

Note: FusionIO ioScale2(Gen2×4) PCIe SSD 1.6T is not supported on RHEL.

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