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Need Raid management software

Hi guys,

i have Supermicro AOC-LPZCR2 ZCR RAID controller - SAS SATA SCSI, Raid1 with 2 x 36 gb scsi drives for the os, and 4 x 36 gb scsi drives for the database, in raid10

What toold are available in order to monitor the RAID health for both raids, from the OS?

I need to be able to see raid status, health, to see if any of the drives acts weird and stuff...

I use Centos5
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Hi,

Since you are not using a Software Raid your CentO 5 has no idea you're running a RAID it simply thinks that it is using a hard disk while your Cpntorller have utilities which are available during the boot time.

There's also this SES-2 GUI management progam as well but I am afraid for the time being it runs only over a Windows OS. So you'll need to do this management tasts aftera boot oer the built in BIOS.
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
But it seesm at keast ASM utility is available in Linux. Please check their site for the latest version of the program. Utilities are avalibale as a single install modulea for fownload or CD.iso
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
I've checked again ASM from the Vendor now has everything you ask for on the single GUI screen. Though they say it is compatible with RedHAT [EL] 3 and 4 I don't think there will be any porblem with Centos 5 too. It is simply an RPM installation. Now ASM is available for both SAS and SATA/SCSI. It supports both x86 and 86_64 support.

Please download the latest Driver / BIOS / ASM from here:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/CDR-LPZCR2_1.03_for_AOC-LPZCR2_AOC-LPZCR3/
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
the thing is i will be administrating the server from the console. should i get vnc on the server to be able to use the raid manager thing?
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Definitely yes. If you install ASM it will run through your X display manager. When you connect your X sission via VNC it will be displaying the management screens through your VNC session too.
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
will try and keep you posted :D
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
k take your time :)
Please use the lates software from the link I've posted here rather than the installation CD if possible.
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
so. you are right, and that is the right place to look for the drivers. Centos5 is not supported, and gives in errors.

[root@jupiter ~]# rpm -ihv StorMan-4.11.x86_64.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3 is needed by StorMan-4.11-00.i386
[root@jupiter ~]#


i have pinged the guys at supermicro, and acmemicro, the vendor, and i will see what it comes up :)
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
Hi,

The library you need is present at Centos installation cd. You might also get it through yum. Just issue this commnad it will get you the required libraries:

yum install compat-libstdc++-296

Cheers,
K.

 
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
you're a genious ... thanks for pinning that out. i had installed compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-61 ... but not 296 :( too much coffee ... millions thanks really.
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
[root@jupiter ~]# /usr/StorMan/StorMan.sh
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /usr/StorMan/jre/lib/i386/libawt.so: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
        at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(ClassLoader.java:1586)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(ClassLoader.java:1503)
        at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Runtime.java:788)
        at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(System.java:834)
        at sun.security.action.LoadLibraryAction.run(LoadLibraryAction.java:50)
        at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
        at sun.awt.NativeLibLoader.loadLibraries(NativeLibLoader.java:38)
        at sun.awt.DebugHelper.<clinit>(DebugHelper.java:29)
        at java.awt.Component.<clinit>(Component.java:506)

awww :)
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
[root@jupiter ~]# yum list |grep libXp
libXp.x86_64                             1.0.0-8                installed
libXp-devel.x86_64                       1.0.0-8                installed
libXpm.i386                              3.5.5-3                installed
libXpm.x86_64                            3.5.5-3                installed
libXpm-devel.i386                        3.5.5-3                installed
libXpm-devel.x86_64                      3.5.5-3                installed


they are installed, but still i get the error
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
You're welcome :)

About your java problem: What language is installed over your syysterm? Wil you try to set it utf-8 or C ?
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
yum install libXp* seems to give no errors now :) WORKS !!!! YESSSSSSSSS Thanks for the help !!!
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rares_dumitrescuAuthor Commented:
i dont' care now about the language. the manager started, i can view the arrays. everything looks pretty awesome.
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Kerem ERSOYPresidentCommented:
You're welcome :)
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