Sata Raid 6 channel controller monitoring

Patrick_Boyd at Patrick_Boyd at
Mon Oct 15 08:29:08 CDT 2007

OMSA will monitor this controller.

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[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Leopold
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2007 3:26 AM
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Subject: Sata Raid 6 channel controller monitoring


I just have a simple question that begins to worry to me. We have a
1800 with a sata raid controller (6 channels) with 4 hds configured in

We have installed a debian stable (now etch, before sarge)  and it's
without any problems since one and half year 24/7

I configured the raid using the hardware raid in the bios. I choose the 
partition schema and when I install the OS, the kernel (2.6) recognized
resulting partitions of the raid without any problem (using aacraid

Now I'm a bit worry because I don't have any tool to monitor the state
of the 
hds. I have installed the afaapps tools but when I try to use the afacli

command doesn't it doesn't find any controller. On this page [1] I found
the aacraid modules doesn't show any status. But I didn't create the
using the afacli soft. I created it using the bios driver.

So, how can I check the state of the raid?




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