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How can I get an email alert when RAID array is degraded? VMware ESXi 5.0, MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i

We have recently bought a "white box" server to run VMware ESXi 5.0 (we're planning to use the vSphere 5 Essentials Kit). According to VMware's Compatibility Guide, the server's LSI Logic MegaRAID SAS ...
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LSI 9285-8e and Supermicro SC837E26-RJBOD1 duplicate enclosure ID and slot numbers

I am working with 2 x Supermicro SC837E26-RJBOD1 chassis connected to a single LSI 9285-8e card in a Supermicro 1U host. There are 28 drives in each chassis for a total of 56 drives in 28 RAID1 ...
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What's a “battery relearn” on a LSI MegaRaid?

Our file server just started mailing us about how its battery backup is draining and it's switching from WB to WT mode and so on. I looked through its logs and found that it is configured to ...
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megaraid: Logical Drives at different RAID levels

I am currently using a SuperMicro machine that has an on-board LSI 2208 controller (MegaRAID class). I want to create a single array from two drives and then carve that up into: one RAID1 100GB ...
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LSI MegaRaid - get HDD temperature

Is there any way to get a drive temperature using MegaCLI or any other utility? Like "tw_cli /cx/px show temperature" in 3ware. OS: Solaris x86.
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MegaRAID JBOD substitute

It seems that certain MegaRAID chips don't support JBOD (unfortunately). I've read online that to make these controllers act as a pass-through, I should configure the disks in RAID0. What RAID0 ...
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Configuring RAID 10 using MegaRAID Storage Manager on an LSI 9260 RAID card

Using MegaRAID Storage Manager 13.04 on an LSI 9260 RAID card, which is the correct way to create RAID 10 using 8 drives with maximum redundancy? There appears to be multiple ways to reach the same ...
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Migrating RAID6 array from HP SmartArray P600 to LSI MegaRAID SAS 8888ELP

My customer has an external RAID6 array (8x 1TB in HP MSA60 enclosure) attached to HP SmartArray P600 controller. They have now decided to replace the server and the new one comes with LSI MegaRAID ...
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Megaware Raid 10

I have 22 disks and would like to create a Raid 10. Unfortunately my raid controller (MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i) is only capable to handle 8 arrays within a RAID 10. Because of that I could only use 16 ...
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Reset MegaCLI error count

I have a system where MegaCli64 -PdList -a0 shows media errors on one disk. After investigating the errors, I've decided not to take any action for now. I'd like to reset the error count, so that ...
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Now to manage an LSI 9261-8i in vSphere 4.1, or a good alternative RAID card?

I've been struggling with a new VMware server we recently got. Everything installed fine, but I'm unable to manage the RAID card. The built-in monitoring works (kind of), but I need to manage it, not ...
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MegaCli: Get the /dev/sd* device name for a logical drive

Let's say I know the drive I want is on Adapter 8, Virtual Drive 0, is there a way to get the Linux device name (e.g. /dev/sdt)? I am on RHEL 6.2. -pdlist displays a WWN value for each physical ...
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LSI RAID: Write cache policy affects read performance?

I have a server with a LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-4i controller, RAID-5 with 3 x 2 TB disks. I did some performance testing (with iozone3) and the numbers show clearly that the write cache policy affects ...
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MegaRaid damaging disk by set a drive to “Offline”?

I wanted to test performance in a RAID10 with a "damaged drive". To simulate this situation I've set a single drive to "Offline" by using this command: MegaCli -PDOffline -PhysDrv [45:12] -aAll The ...
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LSI MegaRAID : what does “transient error detected while communicating with PD : -:-:1” mean?

I've got a LSI MegaRAID 9260-16i card running in a server, and it keeps logging the error Controller ID: 0 Transient error detected while communicating with PD: -:-:1 I can't find anything about ...
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MegaCLI / MegaRAID Drive Groups

In the MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide it is stated that a Drive Group includes one or more virtual drives. An excerpt from the document is: "A virtual drive is a partition in a drive group that is ...
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Should I enable “Patrol Read” on SSD drives?

LSI, Intel and Dell RAID controllers (perhaps others) have a "Patrol Read" feature to try to spot when a drive is failing before it completely fails. LSI seems to disable patrol read on SSD by ...
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PERC MegaRAID S.M.A.R.T. Status is not matching smartctl's - looking for clues what's wrong with the HDD

I'm getting strange SMART error from MegaCli on Dell R720xd and PERC H710P with five 4Tb SATA drives in RAID5 /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL gives me some "Failure Seq Event Number" ...
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How to create Raid 10 with megacli

I have OpenFiler storage server. Without installing Windows and MSM, I want to create raid10 array from disks 2 to 21. I have already successfully installed MegaCli to OpenFiler but I'm stuck in ...
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Horrible performing RAID

I have a small GlusterFS Cluster with two storage servers providing a replicated volume. Each server has 2 SAS disks for the OS and logs and 22 SATA disks for the actual data striped together as a ...
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LSI MegaRaid warning: Patrol Read can't be started

We run a HyperV server on RAID-6 (the OS is Windows Server 2008 R2). The hardware is LSI MegaRaid SAS 8704EM2 controller, with 4x 1TB WesternDigital SATA drives. The server is up & running on this ...
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Perc battery shown as missing

I replaced a failed battery in a Perc 5/i. The original and replacements are the same DLU8735 model. I couldn't find any special battery replacement procedures in the manual, so I just turned the ...
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Drive is failing but LSI MegaRAID controller does not detect it

smartmontools reports an increasing number of unreadable sectors on a drive that is used in a RAID1 configuration. I thought that the LSI MegaRAID controller also checks the SMART status of its disk ...
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Install MegaCli to Monitor Perc 5/i in Nexentastor 3

I have a Dell 2950 with a Perc 5/i Raid controller that we've already installed Nexentastor 3 Community Edition on. We setup a raid-10 array that and put a ZFS pool on top of the hardware. As I ...
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MegaCLI Media Error Count

This morning, I just got a Nagios alarm because of: BRUBLUst01:/usr/local/bin# /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -a0 Adapter #0 Enclosure Device ID: 32 Slot Number: 0 Device Id: 0 Sequence ...
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Use MegaCli to reconstruct RAID on Dell PERC 5/i?

I have a RAID 1 + hot spare that I would like to reconstruct, online, into a RAID 5 set. I know this is possible with OpenManage, but I has anyone figured out how to pull this off using the MegaCli ...
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LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i: Disk isn't recognized after replacement

I've got a Supermicro Server with an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i Raid Controller inside. There were 3 Disks attached to the controller which were configured as RAID5 array. One of the disks failed ...
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running commands on physical drives on different backplane with megacli

So when I run "MegaCli64 -PDlist -aALL -NoLog | egrep 'Slot|state|Inquiry|Enclosure'" to grab a list of disks and their status. I can see a total of 36 disks. The issue is that they have the same slot ...
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I forget to record the physical disk sequence for MegaRAID before transfer. Is there any way to recover.

I was so careless when I send my server for repairing. I removed disks from chassis to protect the data, but I did not record the position sequence for each disk and my raid card failed to build RAID5 ...
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How does one cause a Megaraid controller to “re-scan” the devices?

We are using a Supermicro Megaraid card (2208) and we are trying to perform some SCSI operations directly on the drives using the passthrough ioctl. One issue that we have run into is that when we ...
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Online expansion PERC700 RAID6 server

I have a Dell PowerEdge r510, with 5 HDDs in a RAID6 configuration. I'd like to add a 6th disk (and, in the future, more) to grow the hardware RAID configuration. I have a logical volume, in which ...
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How do I banish desktop alerts on an LSI MegaRAID-equipped Win 2008 installation?

A bit of background - recently we've been upgrading Win2003 systems to Win2008, and all of these servers have an LSI RAID controller card installed. The previous system image had popup and email ...
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Possible bad raid card / hard disks (LSI 9261-8i)

I am in a bit of bad spot at the moment, i have a dedicated server hosted by someone else, it has a LSI 9261-8i raid card installed, attached is: 3x300GB SAS 15K rpm disks (in RAID5) 5x2TB SATA ...
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Adding SSD boot disk to machine running RAID 10

I have a server (dev rig) that runs Windows 2008 R2 and boots from a RAID 10 setup. Now I want to add an SSD disk that will contain Windows 7 (could be dual boot, but dont plan on salvaging the ...
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MegaCLI always returns blank output

This server is a Dell R200 running Ubuntu 8.04LTS using a LSI SAS1068E raid card supplied from Dell, I suspect that there might be some kind of RAID issue with the hardware raid built into the ...
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setup raid 6 with 12 - 2 TB drives

I have two 500GTB 7.2k Sata 2.5in drives, plus twelve 2TB drives, and LSI 9260-8i SAS/SATA Card. I need to have OS on one label the rest for storage. I am unsure how to build the raid6. It has the ...
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RAID10 Without BBU, With UPS

My datacenter says that each rack has primary and backup power on each rack. I assume this means there is a UPS for each server. Therefore, do I have any need of getting a BBU for the following setup? ...
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MegaCli: when did a drive fail?

Using MegaCli64, is there a way to find out when a hard disk failed? I.e., /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -ShowSummary -aALL shows Connector : Int.Ports ...
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How to find out the amount of sectors available in a RAID physical disk for replacement?

So, to start with, let me confess I have no knowledge of RAID besides what I read in a few APC mags 5 years back and what the acronym stands for. Everything I know now comes from assumptions and the ...
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megacli64.exe manual

Is there any document that explains the command line switches of megacli better than the cryptic output of megacli64 -h ? The machine is an IBM x3650 m3 to which I added three more disks.
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MegaRAID - changing cache policy online

I would like to perform some tests with WriteThrough and WriteBack. Is it safe to change these settings on a production system? The RAID controller doesn't have a BBU so I would like to enable ...
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RAID: replacing a disk before it fails

We have a RAID 5 setup (Megaraid SAS ROMB) with 4 930 Gb physical disks running as a 2.7 TB VD. Recently (a few months back) we had a drive fail and had to leave it in degraded mode for ages (various ...
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SMART with Megaraid under windows

Is there a way to read RAW HDD SMART value that is behind a MegaRaid raid? apparently that is possible with smartmontools under linux, is there something similar possible with windows? Thanks.
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Megacli check returns “OK;NRPE: Unable to read output”

There is an icinga server set up to run check_megaraid_sas. It has been working beautifully for the last ~7 months. During this time several "Unable to read output" messages have shown up for a ...
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How to disable the built-in RAID in x3650 M3?

We have an IBM server x3650 M3, and I'm trying to install Linux without using HW RAID (ServeRAID), as per cluster storage software vendor requirements. The problem is that the server exposes the ...
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Getting 'out of memory aborted' on booting

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 ~ 13.10 on my old machine with MegaRAID 9240-8i. Every time I finished installing and restart, the screen just popup out of memory aborted. At first I thought that ...
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LSI Megaraid 150-6 as regular SATA controller

I have an old but reliable server board that does not have any SATA ports on it. Also i have LSI Megararaid 150-6 (with latest firmware) which i want to use as ordinary "dumb" SATA controller. I ...
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LSI Cachecade Pro 2.0 with RAID10 SSD Cache?

I'm trying to add a RAID10 SSD Cache to a VD by this command: [root@livecd storcli]# ./storcli64 /c0 add vd cachecade type=r10 drives=252:4,252:5,252:6,252:7 assignvds=0 Controller = 0 Status = ...
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Patrol Read Aborted on PD

Getting “Patrol Read Aborted on PD" warning message on MegaRAID Storage Manager. After research I found that Patrol Read and Consistency Check (CC) was scheduled by controller to run at the same time ...
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How to rebuilding RAID1 array on MegaRAID 9260-4i

I have running MegaRAID under Windows 2012R2, the original array has been setup with two 900GB SSDs. One SSD on Slot 1 failed and I replaced it with Seagate 2TB spindle but the controller instead of ...