Ubuntu Poweredge 2900, OMSA Problems

Greg Dickie greg at max-t.com
Fri Jan 12 15:04:01 CST 2007


On Fri, 2007-01-12 at 12:54 -0800, Elliot Fuller wrote:
> When I run the command suggested I get,
> 
> root at server:/home# omreport storage adisk controller=0
> Invalid controller value. Read, controller=0
> No controllers found.
> 
> 
> Any idea what is going on? Is there another way to see if the array is
> degraded?
> 
> 
Thats weird, if it works for vdisk it should work for adisk. Try just
omreport storage controller

I have not seen it yet (yeah! ;-) but I would hope that the vdisk status
would indicate a problem. You could always pull a disk to check ;-) 


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> ______________________________________________________________________
> > Subject: Re: Ubuntu Poweredge 2900, OMSA Problems
> > From: greg at max-t.com
> > To: puff_damagic_dragon at hotmail.com
> > CC: linux-poweredge at dell.com
> > Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 22:09:21 -0500
> > 
> > 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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