Alternative way to monitor RAID

Emmanuel Lesouef e.lesouef at crbn.fr
Fri Sep 11 09:13:37 CDT 2009


Le Mon, 7 Sep 2009 14:28:01 -0400,
"Roehrig, Jack (John)" <Jack.Roehrig at ask.com> a écrit :

> In our production environment we have a mix of [12][789]50s and use
> two solutions to monitor RAID. The first one uses an old percsnmp
> package I found on Dell's website that provides SNMP OIDs that we
> then check with our monitors. The other method uses MegaCLI like this:
> 
>   NUMDISKSONLINE=`/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli  -PDList -aALL |grep
> Online |wc -l` if [ $NUMDISKSONLINE -lt 2 ]
>   then
>     addmsg "I have one or more degraded disks in my RAID array" MSG
>     addexit 2 RET
>   fi
> 
> I prefer percsnmpd, but I use the MegaCLI on our [12]950s because the
> PERCs are not compatible with percsnmpd for some reason.
> 
> -Jack Roehrig
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com
> [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at lists.us.dell.com] On Behalf Of
> Thomas Beinicke Sent: Sunday, September 06, 2009 1:17 PM To:
> linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com Subject: Re: Alternative way to
> monitor RAID
> 
> On Sunday 06 September 2009 18:11:24 you wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Is there a way to monitor RAID Arrays from Dell PE servers without
> > having to install Dell OpenManage ?
> 
> Yes there is.
> If you're using Nagios there are a few plugins which use the
> "megacli" package which comes directly from LSI.
> Of course you could just install that and write your own scripts
> utilizing megacli but there are so many great plugins out there it
> would be a waste of your time.

Thanks ! It works really great.

Much appreciated.

-- 
Emmanuel Lesouef



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