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how can i know a disk fail if it is a hardware raid?

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hi,

If i am using software raid (Just mirror only), i can check "/proc/mdstat" to see the status of the disk.  Thus, how can i check the disk status if i use hardware raid?  

I am using Redhat 7.1  

Thanks a lot!

best regards
dp
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With hardware RAID checking the status of the array is a vendor specific thing. Some RAID controllers are furnished with Linux compatible utilities that can be used to look at an manipulate the array. There are others (like external RAID controllers) that have a 'console' port allowing the array to be manipulated with a terminal emulator. And some of the PCI controllers can only be examined via their BIOS utilities.

It all depends on what RAID controller you use.
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if u want to check the status of hardware raid in linux than you use any kind of software for it well i am sure on it that when you buy the hardware raid it is ship with some drivers and software for it to checking the status so for checking about hardware raid you should go for some software who ll give you the stauts o hardwICP Vortex  
ICP Vortex provides the GDTMonitor management utility for its controllers. The utility provides the ability to monitor transfer rates, set hard drive and controller parameters, and hot-swap and reconstruct defect drivesare raid so try to find any software for status
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