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However LSI provide megacli , a proprietary management command line utility which is rather hard to use. All times are GMT Use regular readahead instead: BIOS upgrade from a Linux system. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. BB code is On. The first thing you’ll have to do is to list IDs of all your physical disks:.

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MegaRaid – Linux Raid Wiki

In my kernel config, I’ve already enabled the following: Then you can expect such monitoring facilities centreon on-top centreon-engine in this picture:. You can write your own script around megacli to check your adapter status health periodically.

This was not the case on at least one Dell PowerEdge machine. Registration is quick, simple and megaraif free. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.

I use make menuconfig. Latest version seems to be provided as afaapps The first thing you’ll have to do is to list IDs of all your physical disks:. I tried to extract the.

Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

Linjx is a must when maintaining a lot of machines using for instance a serial line console. A server with two controllers old script version output, sorry got no such hardware to get a newer example: What am I missing out here? MegaCli not providing all the information we need like mapping to linux devices mgaraid raid level readableso we are going to use some extra tools. The controller will now recognise the disk as being a “foreign” one.


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The time now is Not aware of any method meggaraid detecting the status for this RAID. When I type an lsmod, I get the following output: Physical Drives – Physical Hard Disks attached to controller, represented by id, 0,1,2,3 etc.

Status RAID status easily available?

It seems to work on old card but fails with the new one. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. Supported Supported by Linux kernel?


However it’s megafaid hard to use because it’s use tones of command line parameters and there’s no documentation. Dell cards can be flashed using firmware-tools.

We can see configurations in megacli like Virtual Drive with RAID 0 over one physical drive, we have this settings because megagaid drives attached to raid controller, and for representing the device to the system we must set it in megacli.


Adapter – The physical controller which we are going to use, represented by id usually 0. The array-info tool can extract the RAID status for cciss devices.


There is a precompiled command line tool ipssend available from the vendor CD and IBM’s dumplog archive. We can see that Physical Disk: The packages comes with a python wrapper around megasasctl and an initscript that periodic run this wrapper to check status. Both tools are available as Debian packages linuz http: If you need to reset your password, click here.