[CentOS] RAID / OS Monitoring tools ?
jlb17 at duke.edu
Mon Sep 22 21:58:10 UTC 2008
On Mon, 22 Sep 2008 at 5:53pm, Fred Kienker wrote
>> It's a dell 2900 :
>> quad core XEON (with a spare slot for a 2nd quad core chip)
>> 8G memory (expandable to 64G)
>> 8 hot swap SATA HD slots onboard
>> PERC6i RAID controller
>> Now I want to be able to monitor the box, specifically with
>> respect to the RAID drives so I'll know if one has gone bad
>> and the RAID configuration has failed over to it. Anyone have
>> any suggestions for tools to use ?
> You need the Dell OMSA tools. They are easy to install and work great
> with CentOS. Google Dell and OMSA to find them. You can add the Dell
> repository to yum to make it even easier to install and maintain them.
If you're like me and generally hate vendor tools, I believe that Dell's
PERC controllers are rebadged LSIs. LSI has a command line tool you can
use to monitor them. MegaCli is more than just a bit obtuse, but a little
bit of scripting goes a long way.
QB3 Shared Cluster Sysadmin
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