Tool to get info about hardware RAID

Aaron McKinnon mckinnon at
Mon Dec 18 12:06:26 CST 2006

OpenManage will do this for you:

# omreport storage vdisk
List of Virtual Disks in the System

Controller PERC 4e/Si (Embedded)
ID           : 0
Status       : Non-Critical
Name         : Virtual Disk 0
State        : Degraded
Progress     : Not Applicable
Layout       : RAID-1
Size         : 68.24 GB (73274490880 bytes)
Device Name  : /dev/sda
Type         : SCSI
Read Policy  : Adaptive Read Ahead
Write Policy : Write Back
Cache Policy : Direct I/O
Stripe Size  : 64 KB


Toni Casueps wrote:
> I have to maintain a Poweredge 1800 which I didn't buy, and I don't have any 
> documentation about what it has inside. I have tools like "lshw" to get info 
> about it but this is useless with some things as hardware RAID, in my case 
> it reports one hard disk but I know there are three in RAID. Is there a tool 
> to retrieve info from the RAID controller?
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