[CentOS] HP Hardware

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 16:02:51 UTC 2008


Looks like thats what I did.

But what is the exact purpose of 'cmaidad'. Is it a replacement for
SMART? I think it is...But just want to confirm

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 6:40 AM, Dermot <paikkos at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 2008/9/14 nate <centos at linuxpowered.net>:
>> Mag Gam wrote:
>>> At my university we use HP hardware exclusively. When we build CentOS
>>> our Unix SA is running several HP utilities. I am wondering what some
>>> of these utilities are, such as cmaidad. Is it possible to to use
>>> these HP utilities to monitor for disk crashes (similar to smartd)? Is
>>> anyone using native HP utilities for this purpose?
>>
>
> I just did a round of HP patches to my DL series servers. In doing so
> I went to the HP site and installed the Support Pack RPMs. This
> provide a load of tool including the Compaq RAID utility (cqpacuex).
> However these tools run as daemons so if you want a small footprint,
> this might not be the way for you. The tools do provide a web-based
> dignostics utility which also allows you to configure the host array
> or in my case, the fibre attached storage arrays.
>
> In the past I have had to change the name in the /etc/*release file to
> RedHat to install HP stuff. I can't remember if I had to do that this
> time!
> Dp.
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