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Old 02-24-2009, 12:26 PM   #1
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Hardware RAID 5 lost single disk


We are using Red Hat AS 4.5 x86_64 on a Dell 5860. The server has a five disk hardware RAID 5 group. If we lose a disk in that RAID group my unix admins are under the impression the only way to tell is by looking at the blinking lights on the front of the server. I would hope that the hardware would be able to report the disk failure to the OS.

Anyone have experience in losing a single disk in a RAID 5 array? Does it report messages to the OS, or just change the colors of the blinking lights on the front of the server?

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Joe
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:24 PM   #2
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Hi,

take a look at: http://linux.dell.com/storage.shtml
 
Old 02-24-2009, 02:30 PM   #3
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More specifically the management utilites on that storage page..


also look at OMSA http://linux.dell.com/monitoring.shtml


If you are running nagios for instance..
http://www.nagiosexchange.org/cgi-bi...=2486.html;d=1
 
Old 02-24-2009, 04:32 PM   #4
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More specifically the management utilites on that storage page..


also look at OMSA http://linux.dell.com/monitoring.shtml


If you are running nagios for instance..
http://www.nagiosexchange.org/cgi-bi...=2486.html;d=1
I was told that open manage wasn't available for linux by my *nix administrator. Obviously it is with several releases and patches available. Thanks a bunch!
 
Old 02-24-2009, 11:17 PM   #5
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Won't he be surprised
 
  


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