[CentOS] RAID / OS Monitoring tools ?

Mon Sep 22 21:28:03 UTC 2008
kevin kempter <kevin at kevinkempterllc.com>

Hi List;

I just got a new server (my first **real** server).

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

I initially setup the system / RAID as follows:

1)  booted off the dell setup CD
2) walked through the RAID setup and formatted the drives
3) the setup bombed when it asked for a RHEL install media (I suspect  
cause I gave it a CentOS 5 install DVD instead)
4) powered off
5) restarted the box with the CentOS DVD in the drive and installed  
CentOS 5

The RAID configuration was as I had set it up in the DELL setup cd so  
I'm happy.

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 ?

Thanks in advance...