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howto monitor disks on a serveraid-8k?

Hi,

I'd like to monitor the disks connected to a ServeRaid-8k controller in
a server running Centos 7 such that I can know when one fails.

What's the best way to do that?

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Re: howto monitor disks on a serveraid-8k?

By m.roth at 03/14/2019 - 10:21

hwilmer wrote:
From a *really* short search, see it has a controller card If you do an
lspci, what does that tell you - is it yet another rebranded LSI card? If
so, MegaRAID.

mark

Re: howto monitor disks on a serveraid-8k?

By Johnny Hughes v... at 03/14/2019 - 10:55

The old IBM Netfinity Servers had ServeRaid controllers and they were from
IBM and had nothing to do with LSI.

IIRC I've monitored those RAIDs with the ipssend utility back in the last
millennium (really, 1999) :-)

Regards,
Simon

solved: howto monitor disks on a serveraid-8k?

By hw at 03/14/2019 - 11:31

On 3/14/19 3:55 PM, Simon Matter via CentOS wrote:
Yeah that's why I wasn't surprised that the megaraid tool didn't find
any controllers.

This one is a bit newer :)

I found asm_linux_x64_v7_31_18856.tgz, and after installing
compat-libstdc++-33, stuff like 'arcconf GETCONFIG 1' works.

This is pretty cool :)

Re: howto monitor disks on a serveraid-8k?

By isdtor at 03/14/2019 - 09:31

It's been a long time since I worked with ServeRaid, and things may have changed in the meantime.

IBM used to have a an iso with ServeRaid related tools (ibm_sw_srapp_.....) that included Linux versions of RaidMan. There were also command line tools like arcconf and hrconf that I used to write my own nagios plugins.

Can't say how up to date this is.
<a href="https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm1SERV-RAID" title="https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm1SERV-RAID">https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm1SERV-RAID</a>

Re: howto monitor disks on a serveraid-8k?

By hw at 03/14/2019 - 10:23

On 3/14/19 2:31 PM, isdtor wrote:
Thanks, that's a good link!

It seems there used to be a program called ipssend, but apparently there
are only questionable 32bit versions.

The only thing I really need is to know when a disk fails ...

Does someone remember if the BMC of an IBM x3650 can tell you that?
Even if I had to look it up from time to time, that would be better than
nothing.

Re: howto monitor disks on a serveraid-8k?

By Scott Silverman at 03/14/2019 - 11:07

Google says that is an Adaptec card using the aacraid driver and the
arcconf utility, see here: <a href="https://hwraid.le-vert.net/wiki/Adaptec" title="https://hwraid.le-vert.net/wiki/Adaptec">https://hwraid.le-vert.net/wiki/Adaptec</a>

Scott