Silence alarm of LSI MegaRaid SAS 9260-8i

Posted on 2012-09-06
Last Modified: 2012-09-06
Hello Experts.

Is there a simple way to remotely silence the disk failure alarm of the
LSI MegaRaid SAS 9260-8i, there is a disk failure and needs to be replaced.

The new disk is on the way but because the server is in the room next to the office
it is driving the people crazy.
Question by:bastouw
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    I am not aware of any off-the-shelf utility that will do this.  We are RAID developers and have access to the source code and all the APIs for the LSI RAID families, and while there is a mechanism to invoke a call to silence the alarm in the stuff I have, I didn't see mention of one in the stuff they bundle with the card.

    Unless you want to spend a lot of money and have somebody write something, I suggest getting a pair of wire cutters and clipping one of the leads to the sonalert (solid state speaker).


    Author Comment

    Thats unfortunate,  

    But the alarm is there for a reason i explained to them, so i am afraid i am not going to resort
    to cutting the wires, if it where possible to do it easy i would, but i am afraid they have to listen to it one or two more day(s).

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    I would then suggest they get a hot spare, or a replacement for the next drive that will inevitably fail.   If they don't like the noise, and have the next replacement in a cabinet a few feet away then they'll only have to listen to it beep for a minute or so

    Author Comment

    Thats exactly what we are going to suggest, i cannot predict the next beep, it can be years away
    but if they don't want a "beep", put a spare disk on the shelf, it's no waste, eventually it's needed to expand the raidset, and they can decide again to have a spare on the shelf.
    and it's not that far fetched, half a year ago hd of this type was hard to get and very expensive.

    This can happen again. so it makes sense to have a extra disk.
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    Can happen?   100% of disk drives fail .. eventually.

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