We're hoping to solve a need for a low-cost SAN at one of our sites by deploying an OpenFiler on a DL360 strapped to an MSA70.
We've been running a similar setup for 18 months at our locel site, so we're happy with the performance and compatability. The problem is that this new unit with be a remote data-center which we rarely visit, so we need to know if a disk has failed in the unit via some kind of notifications.
I'm assuming I have to get the HP agents operational within the OS in order to get SNMP notifications of a disk failure and tie the server to our SIM server. OpenFiler's built on rPath Linux and while there are HP Linux agents for the DL360, I don't know what kind of package I'd have to use for rPath.
I looked at having the iLo forward alerts, but that appears to require the agents on the OS, just the same.
Can anyone recommend a way to fix this issue? I can't deploy the unit without knowing that we'll receive disk failure notifications. Would FreeNAS be a suitable option?