[CentOS] smartd on RAID controllers?

Jim Perrin jperrin at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 13:07:19 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 8:51 AM, Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> wrote:
> 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:

> /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?

This depends on the raid controller. 3ware and a few others will pass
info, though you have to tell smart about them in the config. Many
hardware raid controllers will not pass smart info, as it's not just
one drive you're watching, and the vendor has their own solution for

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

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