RAID tools for SAS5iR

Harald_Jensas at Harald_Jensas at
Thu Feb 8 03:19:17 CST 2007

> > -----Original Message-----
> Hi Harald,
> I have a PowerEdge SC1435 with the SAS5iR controller as well. 
>  I have tried to install the OpenManage 5.1 tools as 
> instructed above but it gives the following error.
> [root at sa-test004 OM_5.1]# ./
>   Unsupported system (sysid=01EB)
> Any ideas on how I can bypass this?
> -JB

OpenManage is not supported on any PowerEdge SC systems. OpenManage might work on that system, but it could just as well cause you a lot of unexpected trouble. I do no recommend bypassing the install script system check by ignoring the system id.

The SAS5iR is used in the Precission 690 systems as well, and for the precission's the Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager is used to manage/monitor the RAID status. I would give that a try.


Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager (SSM) allows users to view information about managed systems, controllers, and the SSM subsystem (such as logical drives, hot-spare drives, and physical drives). The SSM agent monitors and generates events for critical or fatal problems in the SSM configuration such as failed or degraded drives, failed controllers, etc.

For monitoring sensors etc. you can use ipmitool or ipmish.exe on the SC1435.

Harald Jensås

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