smartmontools to monitor disks in 1655MC blades running SuSE 8.2

Aaron Urbain aurbain at
Wed May 26 06:42:01 CDT 2004

I'm looking to monitor the internal Raid 1 arrays in my blades
and am thinking that  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

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 


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