flakey perc6 output/nagios checks

Morten P.D. Stevens mstevens at win-professional.com
Fri Mar 6 08:29:25 CST 2009


Hi,

we have also the same problem with a PERC 6/i controller.

Please inform us if your problem is solved.

Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of John Dalton
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 9:28 AM
To: Ding Deng
Cc: linux-poweredge
Subject: Re: flakey perc6 output/nagios checks

I have the same problem on a brand new 2950 (with a PERC 6/i).  I have
a case open about it but I'm not having much luck there..

John

On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 5:35 PM, Ding Deng <ding.deng at gmail.com> wrote:
> Same problem here, with a PERC 6/E controller.
>
> Any news about this?
>
>
> Thanks,
> Ding Deng
>
> "Dan Simoes" <dan.simoes at gmail.com> writes:
>
>> At my day job, we use a lot of Dell servers.
>> The platform I'm about to describe is R900s with both Perc6e and Perc6i,
>> running CentOS 5.2.
>>
>> We did the "official" OMSA install, and I then added in the nagios checks
>> (check_om_chassis and check_om_storage).
>> Everything went swimmingly for a couple of months, but we're now seeing a
>> rash of nagios check errors on the storage.
>> I've checked the plugins in verbose mode, and it doesn't appear that it's
>> the plugins, but rather, omreport that is causing the error (or at least
>> reporting it).
>>
>> For example:
>> [dan at leia ~]$ omreport storage pdisk controller=1
>> List of Physical Disks on Controller PERC 6/i Integrated (Embedded)
>>
>> Controller PERC 6/i Integrated (Embedded)
>> ID                        : 0:0:0
>> Status                    : Ok
>> Name                      : Physical Disk 0:0:0
>> State                     : Online
>> Failure Predicted         : No
>> Progress                  : Not Applicable
>> Type                      : SAS
>> Capacity                  : 136.13 GB (146163105792 bytes)
>> Used RAID Disk Space      : 136.13 GB (146163105792 bytes)
>> Available RAID Disk Space : 0.00 GB (0 bytes)
>> Hot Spare                 : No
>> Vendor ID                 : DELL
>> Product ID                : ST3146356SS
>> Revision                  : HS09
>> <truncated>
>>
>> But for controller 0, the Perc6e:
>> [dan at leia ~]$ omreport storage pdisk controller=0
>> Entity: line 20: parser error : CharRef: invalid decimal value
>> <Vendor type="astring">DELL&#-103;   </Vendor>
>>                              ^
>> Entity: line 20: parser error : xmlParseCharRef: invalid xmlChar value 0
>> <Vendor type="astring">DELL&#-103;   </Vendor>
>>                              ^
>> Entity: line 59: parser error : CharRef: invalid decimal value
>> <Vendor type="astring">DELL&#-103;   </Vendor>
>>                              ^
>> Entity: line 59: parser error : xmlParseCharRef: invalid xmlChar value 0
>> <Vendor type="astring">DELL&#-103;   </Vendor>
>>                              ^
>> Entity: line 99: parser error : CharRef: invalid decimal value
>> <Vendor type="astring">DELL&#-103;   </Vendor>
>>                              ^
>> Entity: line 99: parser error : xmlParseCharRef: invalid xmlChar value 0
>> <Vendor type="astring">DELL&#-103;   </Vendor>
>> <truncated>
>>
>> All controllers are on the latest firmware, the operating system is updated,
>> etc.
>> Ring any bells?
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>> Dan
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