smartmontools on powerEdge 1950

David Duncan davdunc at
Thu Apr 15 00:43:17 CDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 7:24 PM, KnX <knx.root at> wrote:
> community, sorry for the basics of my question.
> How to use smartmontools on a server X?
> Hard disks are configured in RAID and looks like:
> root at myserver:~# smartctl --all --device=scsi /dev/mapper/opensystem-root
> smartctl version 5.38 [i686-pc-linux-gnu] Copyright (C) 2002-8 Bruce Allen
> Home page is

I noticed in the man page the following information:
  Under Linux , to look at SCSI/SAS disks behind LSI MegaRAID
controllers, use syntax such as:
    smartctl -a -d megaraid,2 /dev/sda
    smartctl -a -d megaraid,0 /dev/sdb

Have you tried passing the option for megaraid?
> Device: DELL     PERC 5/i         Version: 1.03
> Serial number: 00d2e3844810740c1200472dba30c201
> Device type: disk
> Local Time is: Wed Apr 14 20:22:35 2010 CLTTha
> Device does not support SMART
> Error Counter logging not supported
> Device does not support Self Test logging

David Duncan

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