[CentOS] smartd on RAID controllers?

Mogens Kjaer mk at crc.dk
Wed Jul 30 06:30:11 UTC 2008

Kai Schaetzl wrote:
> won't compile without docbook. But I think it won't work with the 
> controller, anyway. I can get a reading with "mpt-status -i 1" for the 
> RAID status (on both HP and Dell machines), but this doesn't include SMART 
> (SMART as in Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and Reporting Technology, I think 
> the "smart" in Smart Array refers to something different?).

Why are you interested in the SMART information?

The RAID controller should watch the SMART data and issue a warning
if a drive is about to fail, possibly kicking in a hot spare.


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