I have a simple Supermicro SC733T server. There are 2 SATA HDD disks in the server. I configured RAID1 with the 2 HDD (TOSHIBA HDWD110). The raid controller is Intel Corporation C600/X79 series chipset SATA RAID Controller. The OS used is Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS.

Then I set up Super Doctor 5 (it has Web interface) provided by Supermicro for monitoring health of servers. It shows all info, except for the HDD drives. It says that the status is unknown. When I enter the RAID Controller configuration during the startup using Ctrl-I it shows info and that the status is OK.

I want to see the current status of HDD disks through the Super Doctor 5 utility. I also followed the instructions on how to setup SNMP extension during the Super Doctor 5 installation but it did not help.

It's really annoying, since if I were using software raid then I could see the health of the disks using the OS tools, but here I use hardware raid controller and it does not provide the information in the specialized utility provided by Supermicro.

Any ideas how to solve the problem?

  • There is not hardware RAID. There is Fake RAID. – Mikhail Khirgiy Sep 14 '17 at 5:18
  • @MikhailKhirgiy Any suggestions how to solve the problem then? – Nurjan Sep 14 '17 at 5:37
  • Don't use Fake RAID. – Mikhail Khirgiy Sep 14 '17 at 6:12

supermicro doctor manuals says it only shows non raided harddrives health.

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    Adding a quote and a link to the relevant section of the manual would be an improvement of this answer. – kasperd Nov 8 at 20:15

Does Super Doctor 5 provides a Command Line Utility? If it does you can create a custom shell script and use snmp extend

extend raid_status /bin/bash /script/location/raid_status

You will query the results from your monitoring server with the following string

snmpget -v 2c -c <community-script> <target-server> NET-SNMP-EXTEND-MIB::'nsExtendOutputFull."raid_status"'

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