RedHat Linux - 5.8 - Drive info

Posted on 2013-11-29
Last Modified: 2013-11-30
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Easy question, I need to know the Type, Brand, Interface and Size of the HDDs in a HP DL380 gen 5

The system is running Red Hat Linux 5.8. I need to specifics of the storage so I can order a new Hard Drive. I checked on HPs website but wasn't able to find the exact HDD info.


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This is an easy one - install the hpacucli utility if you do not have it already, and run the following command:

hpacucli ctrl all show config detail

You'll see something like this in the output:

      physicaldrive 2:1
         SCSI Bus: 2
         SCSI ID: 1
         Status: OK
         Drive Type: Data Drive
         Interface Type: Parallel SCSI
         Transfer Mode: Ultra 3 Wide
         Size: 146.8 GB
         Transfer Speed: 160 MB/Sec
         Rotational Speed: 15000
         Firmware Revision: S3BA
         Serial Number: JDV8L50K
         Model: HITACHI HUS151414VL3800

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ok I am having the Linux guy look at your command. I am almost certain that utility is not installed, do we need to restart the box after we install it?
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Nope, you should be able to download it as an RPM - just make sure you get the right one for your architecture - the only thing you need to choose is whether it's 32-bit or 64-bit (run uname -p if you're not sure - i686 = 32-bit, x86_64 = 64 bit)

When you download the right rpm, just do:

rpm -Uvh hpacucli-*.rpm  

Immediately afterwards you should be able to run the command I gave you above.
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smartlctl -a /dev/sda
dmesg|grep -Pi 'sd|hd'

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# cat /proc/scsi/scsi   ;will provide you the model and vendor
# fdisk -l                      ;will provide you the size
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ok.... So it looks like were in business. Now one last question:

1) We have a single spare hdd onsite now (not plugged in) that is 146GB - the raid array (mirror) currently contains 2x 72GB drives

I am going to pull the drive now and replace it with the 146GB drive. Would there be any reason why that would fail?

I realize that I will only have about the 50% of the drive available for use but that's ok with me.


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If the model is identical, that shouldn't fail. But it will only recolonizes 72 (usable) out of 146 with the nature of Raid1.

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Sorry :

1) Currently has 2 RAID 1 Arrays. (Each array is 2x72GB drives)
2) One of the drives failed on 1 one of the arrays
3) the client has 1x 146GB spare onsite
4) I want to replace one of the failed 72GB drives with the spare 146GB drive.


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I mean if the socket fits and the size is greater, it doesn't matter.

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