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Old 04-30-2009, 07:28 AM   #1
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Adaptec SmartRAID 2000S management in Red Hat?

Hi all

Hope there are some RAID people out there who can help me.

I'm managing two servers, both running Red Hat Enterprise 4 and both having RAID hardware controllers. The older one (from 2002) is a mix of different hardwares but the newer one is a Dell Poweredge 1800.

Recently I experienced my first disk failure, not in the older machine but the dell. I had been getting a lot of "megaraid" syslog entries so after I changed the disk, I installed a manager app from Dell to monitor the disks, which works perfectly.

So after that I started thinking about the old machine. That disk array has never failed and when I installed RHEL 4, it recognized the controller immediately and I didn't have to do a thing.

This is the controller:

00:08.1 I2O: Adaptec (formerly DPT) SmartRAID V Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 01)
Subsystem: Adaptec (formerly DPT) 2000S Ultra3 Single Channel
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 11
BIST result: 00
Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2

And my kernel version is 2.6.9-5.EL.

So, does anyone out there have any experience with this card? I downloaded the Adaptec Storage Manager for Linux, even though it didn't list the 2000S as being supported. Turned out that was true, was only a nice looking GUI telling me that no controllers were present.

I would like very much to be able to talk to this card somehow because these disks won't last forever but at the moment I can't really justify buying a new server.

Thanks a lot,
Old 05-08-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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So no one has any experience with this board in Linux? 86 reads and no reply...
Old 05-08-2009, 10:34 AM   #3
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You have two options it seems..

the ROM based Storage manager that you can access at boot time.

The command Line raidutils
it-lenny:~# aptitude search raidutil

p   dpt-i2o-raidutils        - Adaptec I2O hardware RAID management utilities

I do not see any GUI based options that are current.
I also do not see any information about possible snmp monitoring for this card.. but then again I didn't look too hard.


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