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Previous PERC controllers could all be managed/monitored by the LSI MegaCLI tools. The latest release of those tools does not appear to recognize my H700 card:

$ sudo /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -adpCount 

Controller Count: 0.

Are there any options aside from installing the massive OMSA suite?

-Ben

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You didn't mention which "latest release" you used. I just tried this and it seems to work fine now. The Dell H700 is using this chipset:

# lspci -v | grep LSI
01:00.0 RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic LSI MegaSAS 9260 (rev 05)

Visit the support section of LSI's site, the 9260 is part of the "MegaRAID Value Line". That took me to MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i, click on the "Downloads" tab from there. I downloaded "MegaCLI - Linux (MegaRAID Release 5.0)", version 8.01.06 from 28-FEB-11. Unzip the package, then install/run it like this:

# rpm -i Lib_Utils-1.00-08.noarch.rpm MegaCli-8.01.06-1.i386.rpm 
# /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -AdpAllInfo -aALL  

Adapter #0

==============================================================================
                    Versions
                ================
Product Name    : PERC H700 Integrated
Serial No       : 0000000
FW Package Build: 12.10.0-0025

I blanked the serial number here for privacy reasons. You might need to do a firmware upgrade to your card as well to make it compatible. I wouldn't be surprised that this didn't work when you tried it and has only been fixed since. I try to hold off buying these new controllers from Dell until as long as possible after they've been released because of issues like that.

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Have you taken a look at mdadm? See here for more information: mdadm

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That is specific to software raid. –  Insyte Mar 10 '11 at 16:04

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