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

Fri Oct 20 08:51:31 UTC 2006
Maciej Zenczykowski <maze at cela.pl>

I run a Proliant HP ML370 G3 and installed the software which HP provided 
(smart start CD and from the website) and alerts run just fine.  There's 
also a very small hplog utility which is quite useful.  Unfortunately the 
HP utilities aren't very rpm friendly, nor are they small considering how 
little they actually do...  (and I would much, much prefer for simple 
command-line utils for everything instead of GUI and dialog boxes, not to 
mention that its pretty hard to figure out _what_ you should actually 


On Thu, 19 Oct 2006, 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?
> Thanks,
> MrKiwi
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