[clug-talk] Hardware raid monitoring?
carlsonmark at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 12:56:18 PDT 2007
On 7/30/07, Martin Glazer <linux at glazer.ca> wrote:
> I'm running a server with an Intel hardware raid controller using 4 SATA
> drives (raid 5 + hotspare). It is using the megaraid driver.
> Is there any way to monitor the health of the raid - I would like
> notification (email, syslog) if the raid gets degraded?
> I did a test by pulling one of the drives - the machine started beeping
> like crazy, but there was absolutely nothing in my syslog files or even
> in dmesg. This is concerning if nobody is near the machine and so
> doesn't hear the beeping...
I think smartmontools would help out there (smartd)
I don't know if they have support for Intel RAID (what chip is it?)
In your case, smartd should send you an email if something as drastic
as a disk disappearing occurred, regardless of smartd's raid
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