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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With megacli 8.02.16 (and maybe older versions, who knows), I found this info per-drive with:

megacli -PDInfo -aALL

Each drive has a line like:

Drive Temperature :26C (78.80 F)


On a newer version of MegaCLI (get it from http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=migr-5082327) you will get drive temp, with -PDList, tested on my servers. The additional problem would be the fact that for controller temp (also important) you need to have a temp sensor in place (it seems it does not come with one, at least AdpAllInfo says that)


You could try accessing the SMART data with smartmontools. According to their docs, LSI is supported.

  • Unfortunately not in Solaris
    – disserman
    Commented Oct 10, 2009 at 15:45
  • smartmontools in Solaris, or LSI Megaraid support in Solaris?
    – Xorlev
    Commented Oct 16, 2009 at 22:18
  • smartmontools. and LSI megaraid. according of the response from the LSI support, standard megaraid utilites are unable to get temperatures yet. In Linux it's possible with smartmontools (told by the author, but in practice neither -d 3ware,N with 3ware nor -d megaraid,N with LSI cards work properly)
    – disserman
    Commented Oct 17, 2009 at 11:45
  • disserman: I have a 3ware controller with SLES 11, and it's working fine here.
    – Sven
    Commented Oct 17, 2009 at 20:23
  • Partly commenting in case I need to find this later :) On Linux, Smartmontools doesn't seem to work with newer SAS LSI raid controllers, but a small kernel hack exposes the drives so that you can run smartmontools. Possibly dangerous. Don't do it ;) in drivers/scsi/megaraid/megaraid_sas.c: Change megasas_slave_configure so that "if (sdev->channel < MEGASAS_MAX_PD_CHANNELS && sdev->type == TYPE_DISK)" performs "sdev->no_uld_attach = 1; sdev->writeable = 0;" instead of "return -ENXIO;" Then run smartctl -a /dev/sgX on the new sg devices.
    – outcassed
    Commented Dec 16, 2009 at 23:56

With MegaCLI SAS RAID Management Tool Ver 8.07.10 May 28, 2013 it is:

megacli -PDList -aAll | grep Temperature

I found some documentation on the MegaRaidCLI, check out page 176. Does running MegaCli –PDInfo -PhysDrv[E0:S0,E1:S1....] -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL (with proper parameters) return the temperature? I really couldn't find much else.

e.g., MegaCli -PhysDrv[E0:S0] -aALL?

  • Nope. -pdinfo includes only some very elementary SMART data.
    – Insyte
    Commented Oct 16, 2009 at 23:14

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