Anyone wondering about dell/ Perc raid support - and checking raid read on

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  1. craig baker

    craig baker Member HowtoForge Supporter

    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 [email protected]
    just cron this every 10 minutes and you will get a warning when Optimal is NOT present in the output.

  2. lnxgs

    lnxgs Member

    is it possible to have this integrated with last ISPConfig version?
    Thank you

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