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 time! Dp.