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Old 3rd April 2014, 16:31
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Default Anyone wondering about dell/ Perc raid support - and checking raid read on

I've got a poweredge 2970 and as you may know its raid utility is a version of LSI MegaCLI. But raid status is not shown by ISPCONFIG3 - until now.

the monitor page is located at

if you add this code:

* Check, if MegaCLI LSI RAID is enabled
if (file_exists('/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64')) {
* Fetch the output
$data['output'] = shell_exec('/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -LDInfo -Lall -aALL');

* Then calc the state.
$tmp = explode("\n", $data['output']);
$state = 'ok';
$state = $this->_setState($state,$data['output']);
RIGHT before the block containing 'Check if we have mpt-status installed'

now you will find that checking raid status outputs useful (for us) information like:

Adapter 0 -- Virtual Drive Information:
Virtual Drive: 0 (Target Id: 0)
Name :ServerHD
RAID Level : Primary-6, Secondary-0, RAID Level Qualifier-3
Size : 1.817 TB
Sector Size : 512
Parity Size : 930.5 GB
State : Optimal
Strip Size : 64 KB
Number Of Drives : 6
Span Depth : 1
Default Cache Policy: WriteBack, ReadAheadNone, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU
Current Cache Policy: WriteBack, ReadAheadNone, Direct, No Write Cache if Bad BBU
Default Access Policy: Read/Write
Current Access Policy: Read/Write
Disk Cache Policy : Disk's Default
Encryption Type : None
Is VD Cached: No

and we see our Raid State is Optimal! Nothing to worry about.

but - you ask - what if it goes Bad? Then it would say Degraded or Failed.

here is a little script to email YOU when the unthinkable occurs:
/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -LDInfo -Lall -aALL > raidstate1.txt
cat raidstate1.txt | grep "Optimal" > /dev/null
if [[ $? -eq 1 ]];
cat raidstate1.txt | mailx -s 'Degraded RAID on '$HOSTNAME youremail@com
just cron this every 10 minutes and you will get a warning when Optimal is NOT present in the output.

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