[CentOS] RAID / OS Monitoring tools ?

Tue Sep 23 13:28:10 UTC 2008
Bowie Bailey <Bowie_Bailey at BUC.com>

Spiro Harvey wrote:
> > 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 ?
> We use 3Ware RAID cards, and they have a CLI util called tw_cli. We
> run "tw_cli info c0" every hour into a rotating file. Then from
> crontab we run a script that diffs the current output to the last
> hour's output. 
> If there's a difference, it emails us.

The current 3Ware software has an option to email errors.  You shouldn't
need to do anything that fancy just to find out if something fails.