I've got two HP DL380 G7 servers + P812 controller + D2700 enclosure. They're database servers with 144 Gb RAM. P812 firmware is 6.40, D2700 is at 0147
They both worked great with 18 OWC Mercury Extreme SSDs (SATA). After I added 6 more SSDs in both D2700 enclosures to make 24 SSDs in each enclosure, one of the servers is exhibiting very poor disk performance compared to how it was before the upgrade and compared to the other server.
So I suspect that one of the 6 SSDs that was added to the server with poor performance is faulty. But which one? HP Arrays Configuration Utility doesn't show any issues and no issues appear at POST. Even the long ACU report doesn't show anything.
So I'd like to see the S.M.A.R.T. attributes for these drives to see if I can pick out the one failing. Is there a Windows tool that will allow me to view S.M.A.R.T. attributes in this configuration?
In a very similar question 3rd party SSD drives in HP Proliant server - monitoring drive health it is suggested to use smartctl from smartmontools. Unfortunately, I'm not having any luck seeing the SSDs behind the P812+D2700 - how can I make smartctl work?
C:\Program Files\smartmontools\bin>smartctl -a /dev/sdc,0 -T permissive -s on smartctl 6.3 2014-06-23 r3922 [x86_64-w64-mingw32-2012r2] (cf-20140623) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Vendor: HP Product: LOGICAL VOLUME Revision: 6.40 User Capacity: 5,760,841,244,672 bytes [5.76 TB] Logical block size: 512 bytes Rotation Rate: 15000 rpm Logical Unit id: 0x600508b1001cf0ebb14e9131d7XXXXXX Serial number: PAGXQ0ARXXXXXX Device type: disk Local Time is: Fri Dec 12 18:42:32 2014 EST SMART support is: Unavailable - device lacks SMART capability. === START OF ENABLE/DISABLE COMMANDS SECTION === unable to fetch IEC (SMART) mode page [Input/output error] === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === Error Counter logging not supported Device does not support Self Test logging
Here is the output for the command suggested by the very similar question (I changed /dev/sda to /dev/sdc because that's the device of the first volume on the P812:
C:\Program Files\smartmontools\bin>smartctl -a -l ssd /dev/sdc -d sat+cciss,1 smartctl 6.3 2014-06-23 r3922 [x86_64-w64-mingw32-2012r2] (cf-20140623) Copyright (C) 2002-14, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org /dev/sdc: Type 'sat+...': Unknown device type 'cciss,1' =======> VALID ARGUMENTS ARE: ata, scsi, sat[,auto][,N][+TYPE], usbcypress[,X], usbjmicron[,p][,x][,N], usbsunplus, areca,N[/E], auto, test <=======
Use smartctl -h to get a usage summary