Due to recent hardware failure in my RAID 5, I need to re-think my monitoring strategy.
My inherited "servers" are a pair of Precision T7600 workstations running Auto DJ radio software that requires Ubuntu/Debian (Unsupported by Dell).
The pair each have a RAID 5 configured with 4 2TB disks. Previous problems with this setup forced us to upgrade the default 310 Perc, to a H710 Perc.
I've now setup my failed primary with a boot drive for the OS running the needed software, and my 5TB RAID drive mounted for data. This is working, I just need to monitor these drives.
I've installed the OMSA from here: http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/ubuntu/ The installation went smoothly, but I'm seeing this used mostly with Poweredge servers, not workstations.
Here are the result of some common commands with OMSA:
# /opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/srvadmin-services.sh restart DSM SA Connection Service is already stopped Stopping Systems Management Data Engine: Stopping dsm_sa_snmpd: Not started * Stopping dsm_sa_eventmgrd: Not started * Stopping dsm_sa_datamgrd: Not started * Stopping Systems Management Device Drivers: Stopping dcdbas: * Stopping dell_rbu: Not started * Starting Systems Management Device Drivers: Starting dcdbas: * Starting dell_rbu: * Starting Systems Management Data Engine: Failed to start because system is not supported Starting DSM SA Connection Service: * # omreport chassis info Error! Chassis info setting unavailable on this system. # omreport storage controller No controllers found
Is it possible to monitor the Perc controller with this configuration? My other option might be to install ESX to both these systems and run Ubuntu as a VM. I've read here: http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/Common/dell-opnmang-sw-v7.4_User%27s%20Guide2_en-us.pdf how to install on ESX, but would my hardware be supported?