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How to get the RAID information is going to depend entirely on the RAID controller you are using. Often, manufacturers will have tools that can be downloaded from their website which can be used to query the RAID controller and get this information. In order to find which RAID controller you are using, try one of the following commands: lspci # lspci -knn ...


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3ware This has been tested on the following RAID controllers: 9690SA-8I Please let me know in the comments if it worked for your specific controller, or if the instructions need updating for your model. Downloading First, you need to download the tool tw_cli. This can be found on the Avago Technologies website*: ...


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Run something like lspci -knn | grep 'RAID bus controller'. Using that output, Google (for example) for LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2208. Find it uses the storcli utility to interrogate the RAID controller. Download it and install it. storcli64 show gives you the model of controller specifically, and the controller index, number of drive ...


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This isn't a one-size-fits-all answer and doesn't give you all the information you need, but on one Adaptec hardware RAID controller we've used, it gave some access to the drives themselves via special devices /dev/sg1 /dev/sg2, etc. We could run smartctl -a /dev/sg1 to get a lot of info on that physical drive including manufacturer, model number, ...


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Can do that Ansible if you have Python2 and SSH access on a remote machine. ansible -m setup ${hostname} This will output a nice JSON which includes CPU/RAM/HDD/Network and software configuration. Read the documentation for more information.


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Depending on if you have Python2 installed on your systems, you could also use Ansible. ansible -m setup ${hostname} This will output a nice JSON which includes CPU/RAM/HDD/Network and software configuration. Read the documentation for more information.


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Grrrr... I hate Supermicro... and white box servers in general - There's no consistency in model numbers or parts. If HP, IBM, Dell, etc., we would be able to look at your server model number and say, "yes, this supports feature X". For you, this is going to depend on the controller inside the server, as well as how the SAS backplane is connected. Please ...


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The system is probably on a pre-release BIOS or could have been prototype hardware or CPU. The NDA and internal codename point to that. I've had systems in the G7 era with special CPUs and extensions, but have not seen that particular message. Tell the purchaser to try to update to the newest firmware for the platform, which appears to be 2013.07.02.


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Actually using the wrong cable prevents controller from detecting drive. In the case of SFF 8470 cable it is easy to convert a host type into the other one and the other way round, I did it and it works, looking to the pin layout you can understand why it works. Just un-screw the connector of the SFF8470 cable, flip over the cable inside (to swap transmitter ...


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So after the chat in the comments I have some probably bad news. Dell hardware that ships with a server as a configured item - which IIRC those broadcoms where - is almost never comparable between generations. Dell tends to put custom firmware that hooks into all their management systems on these things. So the short of it is the part is probably not ...


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I'm assuming these are radically different devices given the radically different prices, but as a newbie, what am I looking for and why are the prices so variable? Prices are always variable. Part of that is the regular stuff: Sstill in originally package, or working but without any documentation or driver CD, etc etc. However old fashioned ...


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