[CentOS] HP (compaq) RAID - How to get alerts?

Steve Huff shuff at vecna.org
Thu Oct 19 03:42:28 UTC 2006

On Oct 18, 2006, at 7:26 PM, Daryl wrote:

> Hi All,
> Background: I have HP RAID setups (Smart Array 5, shows up as /dev/ 
> cciss/c0d0) on my DL380s, and they run great with CentOS. I have  
> had a drive failure (HDD lights up amber), so I pulled the HDD,  
> replaced it and the RAID controller rebuilt the array in a jiffy -  
> no probs.
> My question: I cant find anything in the logs to alert me that a  
> drive failed - this makes sense since the RAID is hardware, so i  
> presume i need some management software however i cant find  
> anything on HP or Compaq's sites to tell me what software i need to  
> be running. I imaging it is something like cpq_alert or such.
> |
> Does anyone on the list run HP or Compaq hotswapable kit? How do  
> you get alerted to failures?

Download the whole Proliant Support Pack for the appropriate RHEL  


It's been a little while, but I believe you'll have to play with /etc/ 
issue to get the installer to run.

Using the PSP is *much* easier than installing the various Proliant  
linux utilities piecemeal.


If this were play'd upon a stage now, I could condemn it as an  
improbable fiction.  - Fabian, Twelfth Night

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