[CentOS] RAID / OS Monitoring tools ?

Mon Sep 22 21:53:54 UTC 2008
Fred Kienker <fred at at4b.com>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: kevin kempter [mailto:kevin at kevinkempterllc.com] 
> Sent: Monday, September 22, 2008 5:28 PM
> To: CentOS mailing list
> Subject: [CentOS] RAID / OS Monitoring tools ?
> 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
> etc
> 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...
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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.

Best regards, 

Fred Kienker
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Marietta, GA 30068

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