RAID tools for SAS5iR

Dave C. Reeve Dave.Reeve at
Fri Dec 1 07:31:10 CST 2006

Hi All,

I have reciently recieved a PowerEdge 860 with SAS5iR RAID controller.
I have two disks in the machine (SATA) under RAID-1.

What I can figure out is what tools I need to use to monitor the disks!

What I do know is the contoller uses the SAS1068 chipset, and hence is
supported under linux using the "mptsas" driver.  I have looked at to see if there was anything usefull
there; but alas the SAS5iR is not mentioned (or is it a PERCxxx under
another name?).  Under the SAS section (althought the disks are SATA the
controller is SAS) and there is a link to LSI's website.

Unfortunatly I cannot figure out what LSI product my Dell badged product
relates to...  (Perhaps next time I will just use software RAID and be
done with it, anway...)

Does any one else have a dell with a SAS5iR controller and know what set
of utils I need to use to monitor it?

Thanks in advance

PS.  If anyone from Dell is listening in, perhaps you could call out the
SAS5iR explicitly on your linux support page!

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