AACRAID.HAM driver slow loading on IBM System X servers

  • 3910690
  • 22-Jan-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 6
Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 7
IBM x3400 hardware
IBM x3500 hardware
IBM x3600 hardware


Slow boot
Slow startup
Node is slow joining cluster
Time out
Hang on boot
Several minutes to boot


The problem is with the AACCRAID driver. Adaptec says the startup/scan delay is known behavior and the driver is functioning as designed.

Customers who are not satisfied with this response should contact their hardware vendor.

Additional Information

In the startup procedure the server waits for 3 minutes. One break shows by loading the device driver, the second shows in the part of"scanning for devices and partitions".
This happens with both SAS and SATA drives.