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Check HDD status in Linux

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I want to check the status of the HDDs on our servers I.E. something like S.M.A.R.T I have use SMART on my local server that has IDE hdds. However on my remote server SMART is not enabled on the SCSI disks and I need a way to check on the status of the HDDs these are production servers and I can not access them physically.
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psyclown-Commented:
something like this might help you:
http://smartlinux.sourceforge.net/
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http:// thevpn.guruAuthor Commented:
S.M.A.R.T. Linux is a bootable floppy distribution containing tool (smartmontools) for monitoring IDE/SCSI hard disks (using Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology).

As said the servers are remote...and I have no physical access..as for smartmontools I have the already installed but SMART is not enabled on the servers.
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psyclown-Commented:
This would allso work, if you don't have a floppy:
http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/
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psyclown-Commented:
oh, sorry...nevermind then, didn't read it like that
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http:// thevpn.guruAuthor Commented:
Did you even read my reply ?

"as for smartmontools I have the already installed but SMART is not enabled on the servers"
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http:// thevpn.guruAuthor Commented:
Never mind :)
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broeckskeCommented:
What brand is your server ? Dell and HP have free tools to monitor your server hardware from command-line or web-based
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http:// thevpn.guruAuthor Commented:
It is a poweredge server..but please note that these servers can not be restarted...all the checking must be done whilst they are productively running.
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psyclown-Commented:
On the other hand, if S.M.A.R.T is disabled and you can't enter command-line, then i don't think you have many chances of finding a program, that will monitor your hdd like S.M.A.R.T do. Allso because S.M.A.R.T is a software that is implemented into the hdd, and most other programs gets their information from that software, thats why it has to be enabled.
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broeckskeCommented:
You need to install the Dell Openmanage Server administrator tools, i think the latest version is 5.2.1

more info here: http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/topics/solutions/en/opmng_monitoring?c=be&cs=RC1077914&l=nl&s=pad&~section=003


You will need to reboot after installation but once installed you can monitor all your hardware while your server is online.
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broeckskeCommented:
Here's a link to the download location of the openmanage

http://support.euro.dell.com/support/downloads/format.aspx?releaseid=R164969&c=be&l=nl&cs=RC1077914&s=pad

Regards,

Broeckske
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http:// thevpn.guruAuthor Commented:
Do these products run on linux ?
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psyclown-Commented:
Information:
http://linux.dell.com/monitoring.shtml

And a guide, on how to install:
http://hausheer.osola.com/docs/7
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psyclown-Commented:
Did this work for you?
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broeckskeCommented:
If he installed the Dell openmanage software he should have all the hardware monitoring of his server he needs.

I suggest a shared solution between me and psyclown for providing the correct software solution.

Regards,

Broeckske
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psyclown-Commented:
I agree with broeckske, the above solution will work, and we both helped finding the answer, so split points is fair.
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http:// thevpn.guruAuthor Commented:
Concerning openmanage I could not find a version that would work with my server..dont think I did not try.
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