[CentOS] smartd on RAID controllers?

Kai Schaetzl maillists at conactive.com
Sun Jul 27 12:51:38 UTC 2008


It seems I can't smarm monitor disks on RAID controllers? I tried on 
several machines with two different controllers and on all I get this when 
starting up smartd:

Jul 27 14:36:43 c1 smartd[5944]: Opened configuration file 
/etc/smartd.conf
Jul 27 14:36:43 c1 smartd[5944]: Configuration file /etc/smartd.conf 
parsed.
Jul 27 14:36:43 c1 smartd[5944]: Device: /dev/sda, opened
Jul 27 14:36:43 c1 smartd[5944]: Device: /dev/sda, Bad IEC (SMART) mode 
page, err=4, skip device
Jul 27 14:36:43 c1 smartd[5944]: Unable to register SCSI device /dev/sda 
at line 32 of file /etc/smartd.conf
Jul 27 14:36:43 c1 smartd[5944]: Device /dev/sda not available

/dev/sda is the virtual disk as it appears to CentOS as I can access it 
with hdparm.
Do I need to use another device for the RAID array (which?) or is it 
impossible to smart monitor "thru" a RAID controller?

Kai

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