smartmontools to monitor disks in 1655MC blades running SuSE 8.2

Maarten Ballintijn maartenb at mit.edu
Wed May 26 15:04:06 CDT 2004


Hello,

Actually the drivers for the 3ware raid cards support a pass-through
mode that allows smartmontools to work correctly. This does not
help with the LSI fusion of course :-/

Cheers,

Maarten.

On Wed, 2004-05-26 at 14:22, Marc Schmitt wrote:
> Hi Aaron,
> 
> SMART monitoring from the OS won't work through a RAID controller, it 
> only works for disks that are directly attached through a simple SCSI or 
> IDE HBA (or if you degrade your RAID controller to a regular disk 
> controller, not using its RAID capabilities).
> 
> What exists is RAID controllers capable of monitoring the SMART status 
> of the disks attached to it. If you can read this information dependes 
> on the adapter management tool you've received with your RAID 
> controller. No idea what that is in case of a LSI Fusion MPT... sorry.
> 
> 	Marc
> 
> 
> Aaron Urbain wrote:
> > 
> > I'm looking to monitor the internal Raid 1 arrays in my blades
> > and am thinking that http://sourceforge.net/projects/smartmontools/  can 
> > use S.M.A.R.T to
> > notify me of actual or predicted failures.
> > 
> > 
> > app5:/etc/init.d # smartctl --smart=on /dev/sda2
> > smartctl version 5.31 Copyright (C) 2002-4 Bruce Allen
> > Home page is http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
> > 
> > unable to fetch IEC (SMART) mode page [unsupported field in scsi command]
> > A mandatory SMART command failed: exiting. To continue, add one or more 
> > '-T permissive' options.
> > 
> > 
> > Has anyone gotten this to work?
> > Perhaps the maxtor 10k drives are not smart enabled?
> > Any other options for monitoring disks connected to LSI Fusion MPT 
> > controller?
> > 
> > -Aaron.
> > 
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Maarten Ballintijn <maartenb at mit.edu>
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