[CentOS] Dell PERC H800 commandline RAID monitoring tools

Mon Mar 7 22:14:20 UTC 2011
Dr. Ed Morbius <dredmorbius at gmail.com>

on 16:04 Mon 07 Mar, Blake Hudson (blake at ispn.net) wrote:
> -------- Original Message  --------
> Subject: [CentOS] Dell PERC H800 commandline RAID monitoring tools
> From: Dr. Ed Morbius <dredmorbius at gmail.com>
> To: CentOS User list <centos at centos.org>
> Date: Monday, March 07, 2011 2:43:03 PM
> > We're looking for tools to be used in monitoring the PERC H800 arrays on
> > a set of database servers running CentOS 5.5.

> If you purchased the server with an add-in DRAC, the DRAC can provide
> email alerts if an array becomes degraded (or just about any other
> hardware fault). This isn't necessarily a replacement for your current
> monitoring, but it can be used to supplement or compliment it.

The iDRAC /doesn't/ report on RAID / storage configuration or status.

iDRAC 6, Dell r610, onboard PERC H700, offboard PERC H800 (MD1200
array).  BIOS version 2.1.15, Firmware 1.54 (Build 15).

We get batteries, fans, intrusion, power, removable flash media, temps,
and volts, but not storage.o

The iDRAC is pretty good compared with some past Dell offerings.
Ability to boot virtual media in particular is very slick (I can specify
local removable storage or a drive image and mount it for booting /
diagnostics remotely).

But no RAID / storage management or monitoring.

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