[CentOS] HP Hardware

Sun Sep 14 10:40:46 UTC 2008
Dermot <paikkos at googlemail.com>

2008/9/14 nate <centos at linuxpowered.net>:
> Mag Gam wrote:
>> At my university we use HP hardware exclusively. When we build CentOS
>> our Unix SA is running several HP utilities. I am wondering what some
>> of these utilities are, such as cmaidad. Is it possible to to use
>> these HP utilities to monitor for disk crashes (similar to smartd)? Is
>> anyone using native HP utilities for this purpose?

I just did a round of HP patches to my DL series servers. In doing so
I went to the HP site and installed the Support Pack RPMs. This
provide a load of tool including the Compaq RAID utility (cqpacuex).
However these tools run as daemons so if you want a small footprint,
this might not be the way for you. The tools do provide a web-based
dignostics utility which also allows you to configure the host array
or in my case, the fibre attached storage arrays.

In the past I have had to change the name in the /etc/*release file to
RedHat to install HP stuff. I can't remember if I had to do that this