Ubuntu Poweredge 2900, OMSA Problems

Greg Dickie greg at max-t.com
Thu Jan 11 21:09:21 CST 2007


I think the command you want is
omreport storage adisk controller=0

On Thu, 2007-01-11 at 18:57 -0800, Elliot Fuller wrote:
> I managed to install the latest version of Ubuntu Linux on my dell
> Poweredge 2900. I have networking up and everything is great. I even
> tested to see if I could use the pre-boot tool to rebuild an array in
> case of a failure. It worked!
> 
> My problem is that I must be aware of a disk failure if it is to
> occur. I had several roads to go down; the standard LSI Logic MegaCli
> software from the Perc 5/i OEM manufacturers, or OMSA. I tried using
> the RPM converter alien to make the MegaCli software work, but I
> didn't have any luck.
> 
> Thus I used the OMSA port to debian found on this site
> http://linux.dell.com/debian_9g.shtml
> ______________________________________________________________________
> I installed and got only a few errors.
> 
> [: 212: ia64:unexpected operator
> [: 212: x86_64: unexpected operator
> 
> I figure as long as I can use OMSA to query my RAID status, I can
> write a script that will send me an email when it fails. (So I only
> need partial functionality) I ran a couple of commands to see how it
> would work out.
> 
> #me at server:/home/#omreport chassis processors
> 
> Processors Information
> 
> Health : Ok
> 
> Index             : 0
> Status            : Ok
> Connector Name    : CPU1
> Processor Brand   : Intel(R) Xeon(TM) CPU 3.00GHz
> Processor Version : Model 6 Stepping 4
> Current Speed     : 3000  MHz
> State             : Enabled
> Core Count        : 2
> Capabilities      : 64-bit VT DBS HT 
> 
> Index             : 1
> Status            : Unknown
> Connector Name    : CPU2
> Processor Brand   : [Not Occupied]
> Processor Version : NA
> Current Speed     : NA
> State             : NA
> Core Count        : NA
> 
> 
> I also ran,
> 
> #me at server:/home/#omreport storage vdisk
> 
> List of Virtual Disks in the System
> 
> Controller PERC 5/i Integrated (Embedded)
> ID                  : 0
> Status              : Ok
> Name                : Virtual Disk 0
> State               : Ready
> Progress            : Not Applicable
> Layout              : RAID-5
> Size                : 1,039.50 GB (1116154626048 bytes)
> Device Name         : /dev/sda
> Type                : SATA
> Read Policy         : Adaptive Read Ahead
> Write Policy        : Write Back
> Cache Policy        : Not Applicable
> Stripe Element Size : 64 KB
> 
> Great!
> 
> However, I really need to know the status of the physical disks so I
> ran,
> 
> #me at server:/home/#omreport storage pdisk
> Error! Required parameter missing: controller
> 
> And I get the error above!
> 
> Why am I missing a controller? I have a Perc 5/i Raid controller, is
> the system just not communicating with it?
> 
> Will the virtual disk query tell me if one of the physical drives
> down? In other words, will it tell me if the array is degraded?
> 
> If it can tell me if the RAID is degraded, I can make a script that
> checks every night using cron to tell me if the array is degraded. I
> really need this functionality!!
> 
> Any suggestions?
> 
> 
> 
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