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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 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.