Status or Failure Predicted?
rford at candis.com.cn
Thu Feb 15 23:03:54 CST 2007
So a failure predicted will cause the logical failure of the array
and an alert - but the outside LED's only detect absolute physical
On 16 Feb 2007, at 12:46 PM, Steve Baroti wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> My experience from 2 days ago on a PE 2800, showed that when
> "Failure Predicted" becomes "Yes", the disk array "Status" flips to
> "Degraded" which will be signaled by the server OMSA, DELL IT
> Assistant, Nagios or any SNMP health checking script you may have;
> on the other side, the SCSI HDD status led will continue to blink
> green and no amber light will show up on the server chassis to have
> visible signal of the error status.
> As I wrote, we monitor the "Status" only, which promptly signaled
> us when "Failure Predicted" became Yes.
> "Failure Predicted": Yes -> "Status": Degraded -> called DELL ->
> sent replacement in 4h.
> Thank you,
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Richard Ford"
> <rford at candis.com.cn>
> To: "Rob Munsch" <rmunsch at solutionsforprogress.com>
> Cc: <linux-poweredge at dell.com>
> Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 11:27 PM
> Subject: Re: Status or Failure Predicted?
>> Failure predicted works on a combination of SMART and patrol read.
>> It may or may not predict things. You could all of a sudden get a
>> STATUS : FAILED and the failure predicted never flipped.
>> I would monitor both separately...
>> On 16 Feb 2007, at 1:17 AM, Rob Munsch wrote:
>>> Messing about with omreport, i have on my physical disks
>>> Status : Ok
>>> Failure Predicted : No
>>> Which of these will change first? Should I monitor on Status or
>>> or should they be taken separately?
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