How to monitor CERC RAID on PE500SE w/ RH 7.3? Matt_Domsch at
Tue Aug 13 11:07:01 CDT 2002

Search for megaraid-util-rh7.3-i386.tar.gz
That includes the megamon tool which does what you need, as well as other
interesting tools: config tool, firmware flash tool, and SNMP sub-agent.

I'll see about updating my list to include the CERC.  Thanks for the


Matt Domsch
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: JP Vossen [mailto:vossenjp at]
> Sent: Monday, August 12, 2002 10:32 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at
> Subject: How to monitor CERC RAID on PE500SE w/ RH 7.3?
> I just got a PE 500SC with a CERC ATA/100 IDE RAID 
> controller.  RedHat 7.3
> installed PERFECTLY, right out of the box (OK, right off the 
> CD I burned from
> the ISO image I downloaded from RedHat).  BUT, I can't figure 
> out how to
> monitor the array for performace, or more importantly a failed drive.
> I messed around with the Server Assistant CD, and even tried
> installing OpenManage CD:/sa46/linux/, but that gave 
> me dcupdb32
> shared object file erros for  I don't 
> understand enough about
> what the installer script and rpms are trying to do to go 
> messing too much
> with them, likewise the other Dell CD's don't seem to help.
> I really don't care about any of the other mangagement stuff 
> except monitoring
> the RAID array, and I'm happy to do a script/cron job (like
.  I know RH 7.3
is not offically supported yet (why not, and when?!?), but I'm hoping
can point me in the right direction.  All the stuff on Matt's page talks
PERC controllers, but there doesn't seem to be anything on the CERC.  It
like the CERC is more or less a MegaRAID variant (uses that driver anyway),

Though I many have missed something, I've been all over Matt's page, and
varous offical Dell pages:
Mailing list archive search (for CERC)

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