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Status RAID status easily available? Debian-Installer Is the hardware supported by the Debian-Installer? I noticed that strange behavior on an IBM controller. Notably this driver uses the kernel scsi subsystem rather than implementing its own block device. This was not the case on at least one Dell PowerEdge machine. The read policies indicate whether or not the controller should read sequential sectors of the logical drive when seeking data.

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This is a must when maintaining a lot of machines using for instance a serial line console. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt.

Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web. Use fdisk to partition sda1 and then mkfs. Write cache should be enabled ONLY if you have a battery pack on your controller.

They have, amongst others, an ‘archttp’ module which enables a web interface! By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.


However, please that most of old distributions won’t have this driver. Join our community today! Assuming your new unassigned drive is identified as! Rebooting the server to make sure the drives are OK is no bueno. The array-info tool can extract the RAID status for cciss devices. Here is what to do:.


Well, you really have to see it. The disk drive identified as! The packages comes with a python wrapper around megasasctl and an initscript that periodic run this wrapper to check status.

Below is information on the old afacli tool Dell also provides some admin tools in binary form. Metaraid hate to have a drive go and not realize it until a second dies and then I’m screwed Visit the following links: A complete documentation is attached as PDF here: Beware of data loss! The time now is There is also a megasasctl tool to get RAID status available from the megactl package on Sourceforge.

Some tools and drivers are available from the vendor. Driver name Name of the Linux kernel module. If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

At the end of aacraid section is the old information on tools available on Dell website, which may be useful for older distributions and controllers. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.


This is a server that is in a colo center, so I don’t see it everyday. Current software for managing AAC arrays is available at Adaptec website: Is the source for a command line interface tool available for adding and removing disks from the RAID set? The RPM can be converted to.

However LSI provide megaclia proprietary management command line megarakd which is rather hard to use. Archttp is statically linked so it will run in virtually all circumstances. Proprietary tools creates the device node at startup. More details A blog post claim supermicro provide a tool to get the status out from the command line.

Both tools are available as Debian packages from http: