Fwd: manual/tutorial for raid monitoring

Brad Hein linuxbrad at gmail.com
Fri Aug 15 10:36:11 CDT 2008

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From: Brad Hein <linuxbrad at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 11:35 AM
Subject: Re: manual/tutorial for raid monitoring
To: Matthias Ritzkowski <mritzkowski at whdh.com>

If you haven't already installed it, start with openmanage. see
linux.dell.com and I think it may also be called OMSA or server

This command gives a good summary of RAID... assuming you have one array on
the box:
# omreport storage vdisk

the omreport command is a gold mine of information, there's a reference
manual floating around too, not too hard to find on the Dell web site (or
google) with a little search.

Here we are:

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Matthias Ritzkowski
<mritzkowski at whdh.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> I picked up on this remark from a previous post:
> "You should also consider going RAID-1
> for redundancy and configure either the DRAC (if you have one) to send
> yourself failure alerts, or use openmanage. I wrote some scripts that
> interface between Nagios and command-line openmanage that serve that
> purpose nicely. I'll share with anyone who asks."
> I have a PE2950 with Raid1 set up and have struggled to setup a failure
> alert. I was about to grep output from a MegaCli64 command line to get
> some info via a cronjob ... Not very sophisticated. Is there a manual or
> tutorial for people who wnat to monitor raid using command line tools?
> Thx in advance
> Matthias
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