Dell Poweredge R710


The network devices are named em1, em2, em3, em4


Install the linux-firmware package to get the network cards working.

Need to add REAL_ROOT=/dev/sda1 to grub config.

Gentoo Kernel modifications:

  • Disable Optimize for size
  • Change processor family to Core 2/Newer Xeon
  • Enable LSI RDAC Device Handler CONFIG_SCSI_DH_RDAC
  • Disable kernel debugging


  • Remove drives while running
  • Test inserting new drive (4-drive setup)
  • Xen VM setup
  • Normal SATA drives (non-SCSI)