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How to Monitor Adapted 2405 Raid on ESXi 4.0

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Last Modified: 2016-12-08
We have an (fee licensed) ESXi box with an Adapted 2405 raid card.  On another box with Openfiler, I have been successful in getting the StorMan software installed and can check the raid card from my windows workstation. However I cannot 'install' this on the ESXi box as 1) there is not enough free space on the root and 2) I believe it requires java.

I ran the command:
esxupdate query --vib-view | grep -i aacraid

and come up with nothing.

I did notice that aacraid service is running on the ESXi box.  Does anyone know:
1) this service will query the 2405 card?
2) can I connect to it using ASM on my workstation?
3) we run Nagios so can I query aacraid somehow?
    ( I saw and article on using a python scritp with nagios to do some monitoring (http://www.claudiokuenzler.com/nagios-plugins/check_esxi_hardware.php) wonder if this can be used somehow in conjunction with aacraid?)

Asside from purchasing a different card and upgrading ESXi, any suggestions? I am hesitant about upgrading the driver as I have read some post with people having problems after upgrading.  I know that according to Adaptec web site that there is no plan for a management tool for esxi, but maybe someone has found a work-around. ????
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