[clug-talk] Hardware raid monitoring?

Jon me at jonwatson.ca
Mon Jul 30 16:14:59 PDT 2007


Curses! Foiled again by Bogi.

Off to my underground lair....

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Jon Watson
1.403.875.6048

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To: CLUG General <clug-talk at clug.ca>
Sent: Mon Jul 30 19:06:36 2007
Subject: Re: [clug-talk] Hardware raid monitoring?

Yep, that would have worked if he had used software raid, but with the 
hardware raid ??? Linux does not see that it is a raid, it just sees a big 
hdd. I would really want to know if there is a good way of monitoring a 
hardware raid ...
Cheers
Szemir


On July 30, 2007 14:01, Jon wrote:
> Maybe a clever little script that parses the /proc/mdsats file periodically
> and fires off an email if it doesn't like what it sees?
>
> J
>
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> Jon Watson
> 1.403.875.6048
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: clug-talk-bounces at clug.ca <clug-talk-bounces at clug.ca>
> To: CLUG General <clug-talk at clug.ca>
> Sent: Mon Jul 30 15:56:18 2007
> Subject: Re: [clug-talk] Hardware raid monitoring?
>
> On 7/30/07, Martin Glazer <linux at glazer.ca> wrote:
> > Hey,
> >
> > 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
> controller support.
>
> -Mark
>
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