Solved

Raid Monitor

Posted on 2014-01-14
7
259 Views
Last Modified: 2016-12-08
Good day,

I was looking for a solution to monitor the RAID's of each of my servers at different sites.
They are all ACER servers I have about 6 in operation

Do i need unique software depending on each raid card like I currently have? Or is there one solution which I can deploy on all sites so they are all the same ?
0
Comment
Question by:Alwayslearningmore
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:dlethe
ID: 39780825
All RAID controllers use vendor/product unique programming interfaces.  You simply won't find any product on the planet that does them all.

So exactly what RAID controllers do you use?

(Note also that some RAID controllers are profoundly dumb so there may not be any monitoring software out there)
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alwayslearningmore
ID: 39780856
They are LSI raid controllers, Dedicated,

I use the megaRAID storage manager software to connect to most of them however I notice on two of my servers which run as VM's I am unable to connect where as on physical machines I have no troubles at all.
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:dlethe
ID: 39780921
That is correct.   The virtual machine won't see the physical hardware, that is the point of virtualization.  If it could talk to the RAID controller directly, then that would mean any VM could potentially reconfigure the controller and destroy data outside of the VM.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 

Author Comment

by:Alwayslearningmore
ID: 39780948
ok Fair enough. What can I do on my servers which run RM's to monitor the raid cards?

I use VM ware tech,.
0
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
dlethe earned 500 total points
ID: 39780979
You monitor it from the physical vmware machine that boots to linux rather than the VMs.

Check this link out
http://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Monitoring_LSI_RAID_Controllers_in_VMware
0
 

Author Comment

by:Alwayslearningmore
ID: 39784106
Thanks for the info. Having a read over it now. Much appreciated.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Gerald Connolly
ID: 39784891
Look at something like Nagios (www.nagios.org) to monitor your servers and their RAID arrays.
0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Requirements: root access via SSH, telnet, or other.. Alternately, access from the server administrator to run a counter-strike server, and the proper access rights to do so. Enough free disk space (and allowed to use this much, eg disk quota): 6…
Every server (virtual or physical) needs a console: and the console can be provided through hardware directly connected, software for remote connections, local connections, through a KVM, etc. This document explains the different types of consol…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Along with being a a promotional video for my three-day Annielytics Dashboard Seminor, this Micro Tutorial is an intro to Google Analytics API data.

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question