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I've seen videos describing how to configure RAID using wsman/winrm commands run against a server's iDRAC, but I can't seem to find anything that will just give me the current configuration and RAID levels. Is this possible? What uri would I use? If it matters, this is being run against M610s.

Edit: If there is an easier way to obtain this information by running a script against the iDRAC, I'm not opposed to switching my methods.

EDIT: The server is running ESXi, so if there is a way to obtain this through the vSphere client or PowerCLI, I can do that too. Overall, I just need a way to obtain the RAID configuration for multiple servers without having to query against the actual server (eg: via the iDRAC).

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usually not but if you have the dell management pack installed you'll see a custome wmi class that you can see this info with. –  tony roth Jun 24 '13 at 20:50
    
@tonyroth Can I script against that wmi class remotely, or will I need to log onto the server? Also, would I still be scripting against the iDRAC? The servers are actually running Linux, so that might cause some problems. –  EGr Jun 24 '13 at 20:55
    
yes you can script against the class remotely –  tony roth Jun 24 '13 at 21:37
    
sorry didn't know this was linux, not sure if there is a completely working ws-man process for linux yet. –  tony roth Jun 24 '13 at 21:41

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The Dell doc Lifecycle_Controller_2_0_Web_Services_Interface_Guide_for_Linux_v1.1.pdf has what you are looking for: wsman enumerate http://schemas.dmtf.org/wbem/wscim/1/cim-schema/2/root/dcim/DCIM_ControllerView -h $IPADDRESS -V -v -c dummy.cert -P 443 -u $USERNAME -p $PASSWORD -j utf-8 -y basic

Be warned though - Dell utterly sucks at documenting the WSMAN arch for Linux. Such fun things as:

RAIDLevel: RAID 0 = 2 RAID 1 = 4 RAID 5 = 64 RAID 6 = 128

You want RAID 5? - you have to request "64" (a value they put into the controller - WHY they can't use the standard numbers is yours to discover). Have tried to find a way to configure more then one volume on a single system in one command and have yet to get help, find any information, or know the special tag needed (if available) to work. Good luck.

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