IBM Server- RAID controller, array utility

Hi, got this x3250 M3 but server is not installed with IBM ServeRAID manager program, I would like to check what RAID controller this server has and at what RAID level array are configured. Is there any way to check without rebooting the server. Or can i just installed ServeGuide setup CD and check the Array utility program (does this CD contains this program?) thanks
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DavidPresidentCommented:
Any particular operating system running?  No matter what, there will be identifying information on the controller.  Typically the logical drives have part of the serial# or WWN corresponding to the RAID level.  But once you know make/model, then that should be enough to identify a utility you can run that won't require a reboot.

Also a little detective work and common sense may tell you what you have.  I.e, if there are 3 x 146 GB drives,and all 3 tend to blink at same time, and there is only 1 LUN reported as around 290GB, then you know it must be RAID5.   If 2 disks and 146GB, RAID1, but if 2 disks and 290GB, then must be RAID0 ..
joyjohnAuthor Commented:
thanks, sbs2008 running.
DavidPresidentCommented:
Go to the computer properties & look at the SCSI controllers. It should tell you what you have. Then look at the disk properties, see how many you have and what is the total size reported by the O/S.  Hopefully you can eyeball from the front how many physical drives and their capacity ... but once you know the controller, then you can download the management software.   It MAY require a reboot, it just depends, but obviously don't give it permission to install if that is the case.

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selimfelexCommented:
download  portable IBM DSA tool (Dynamic system analysis) and run it , it will give you the info
http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=MIGR-5081464
joyjohnAuthor Commented:
thanks, will try
joyjohnAuthor Commented:
I have ran DSA tool but nothing popped up, it loaded in cmd prompt
selimfelexCommented:
you will find a folder contains web pages open the index page and you will find the info
joyjohnAuthor Commented:
Found this file,

Loading plug-ins.

Logging console output to file C:\IBM_Support\DSA_Output_MHMSBS_20110418-220005.txt
Logging level set to Status.

Dynamic System Analysis Version 3.10.70X
(C) Copyright IBM Corp. 2004-2010. All Rights Reserved.

Running DSA collector providers pass 1.
   asuprovider: Advanced Setting Utility(ASU) Setting Collector
   bist: BIST
   ddinfo: Drivers
   diskmgt: Disk Management Information Collector
   displayinfo: Display Information Collector
   eventlog: EventLog
   fileloader: File Loader
   hardwareinfo: Hardware Information Collector
   installedapps: Installed Application Collector
   ipmisel: IPMISEL
   lightpath: LightPath
   lsicontroller: LSIController
   megalsi: LSI MegaRAID
   networkinfo: Network Information Collector
   numa: NumaLib
   pciinfo: PCIInfo
   perfdata: PerfData
   process: Process
   qlogic: QLogic HBA(s) Collector
   scsidev: SCSI/IDE Device Collector
   spconfig: SP Configuration
   spddata: SPDData
   spfirmwarevpd: SPFirmwareVPD
   spintreg: Engineering Information Collector
   splog: splog
   sraid: Sraid collector
   summit: EXA Port Information Collector
   system: System
   tapehdd: Tape/HDD Collector
   usbinfo: USB Information Collector
Running DSA collector providers pass 2.
   bist: BIST
   diskmgt: Disk Management Information Collector
   displayinfo: Display Information Collector
   hardwareinfo: Hardware Information Collector
   installedapps: Installed Application Collector
   lsicontroller: LSIController
   megalsi: LSI MegaRAID
   networkinfo: Network Information Collector
   numa: NumaLib
   pciinfo: PCIInfo
   perfdata: PerfData
   qlogic: QLogic HBA(s) Collector
   scsidev: SCSI/IDE Device Collector
   spconfig: SP Configuration
   spfirmwarevpd: SPFirmwareVPD
   sraid: Sraid collector
   summit: EXA Port Information Collector
   tapehdd: Tape/HDD Collector
   usbinfo: USB Information Collector
Running DSA cmpi providers pass 1.
   brcdprovider_Module: brcdprovider_Module
   emulex: Emulex Fibre HBA(s) Collector
   LSIESG_SMIS13_HHR_ProviderModule: LSIESG_SMIS13_HHR_ProviderModule
   smart: HardDrive S.M.A.R.T Information Collector
Running DSA cmpi providers pass 2.
   brcdprovider_Module: brcdprovider_Module
   LSIESG_SMIS13_HHR_ProviderModule: LSIESG_SMIS13_HHR_ProviderModule
   smart: HardDrive S.M.A.R.T Information Collector
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