Questions tagged [megacli]

Command line tool for configuring LSI MegaRAID cards in Linux.

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RAID 6 EXPANSION

I need to perform a RAID 6 expansion from 6x10TB SAS Seagate Exos X10 drives to 14x10TB SAS drives. How can I estimate the completion time? I plan on doing it using megacli while most users are on ...
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System slowdown by RAID controller fading away?

May system runs on a RAID 5 on a RAID bus controller: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] (rev 05) Since about a week the system becomes very slow. I get messages on the commant ...
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Disk change corrupted volume - MegaCLI

I recently changed disk on one of our servers using MegaCLI, it actually uses Dell controller with perccli utility, but it has some issues and this swap could not be done with it. At one point, i ...
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Disabling JBOD mode from command line for LSI (Dell H330)

I'm unable to disable JBOD mode on H330 (dell): I've tried: megacli -AdpSetProp -EnableJBOD -0 -a0 Adapter 0: Failed to Set Adapter Properties. megacli -CfgClr -a0 Adapter 0: Failed to Clear ...
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MegaRAID not accepting two out of four new identical drives

I've added four new drives (same model, HUH721010AL4200) to a server using a (supermicro) server with a LSI MegaRAID 3108 controller. I want to make a new RAID10 array with them, but I'm having ...
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MegaCLI RAID1 - Can't Replace Missing Disk

I have a RAID1 where I've replaced a disk with errors, however it will not automatically or allow me to manually replace the "missing" disk with the new one. Here are the physical disks per my ...
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megacli commands return exit code: 0x00 with PERC H200

Megacli does not want to talk to a PERC H200 adapter on one of our systems. This is what happens (all commands run as "root"): megacli -AdpAllInfo -aAll Exit Code: 0x00 System description (I ...
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lsi megaraid migrate raid 6 to raid 5 without data loss?

I'm using a LSI MegaRAID SAS 9260-8i controller, firmware version 12.15.0-0189 with 8 physical drives. I currently have the main array running on RAID6 with 5 disks and second array on RAID1 with 2 ...
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Duplicate Slot Numbers for MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator]

Why are duplicate Slot Numbers shown in storcli/Megacli output? # lspci -nn | grep -i mega 01:00.0 RAID bus controller [0104]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 2108 [Liberator] [1000:0079] (rev ...
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megacli unconfigured(bad) disk status

megacli tell me, there is an issue with one of my disk. Howerver, I am not sure that this disk actually exist. Here is megaclisas-status info : -- Controller information -- -- ID | H/W Model ...
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MegaRAID Controller HDD Not Supported

I'm used to have a LSI MegaRAID Controller with 2 SSDs and 8 Western Digital HDDs. Recently I decided to add another 8 Western Digital HDDs - all 8 TB each - to create a new RAID 5 array. I hot-...
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megacli all the Disks in a VD(RAID 6) are missing

I have a server with LSI MegaRAID SAS 9286CV-8e. After an incident, this server which 4 VDs(RAID 6) only 2 are back. When I scan for foreign configurations it says 3 foreign configurations found. But ...
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MegaCli won't rebuild when set to hotspare

I recently inserted a new drive and marked it as Good. When I then set it to be a Hot Spare, it refuses to rebuild. [root]# MegaCli -PDList -aALL| grep Firm Firmware state: Online, Spun Up Firmware ...
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MegaCli reports an inconsistent number of physical disks

First, here's the abridged version of my question. I have a blinking red light on a drive in a RAID array and although MegaCli doesn't report any disk failures or warnings, some MegaCli commands show ...
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MegaRAID: what does “Is VD emulated: No” mean

When executing "MegaCLI -LdInfo -LdAll -a0", some of my servers report a property "Is VD emulated: No", and some report "Is VD emulated: Yes". I could not find an explanation for this setting, or how ...
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Does enabling JBOD mode on LSI based controllers affect existing logical disks/arrays?

I've got an LSI2208 integrated raid controller on a Supermicro X9DRH server board. It currently has a Logical Drive (LD) composed of 4 spinning disks. Now I want to add some more drives in JBOD, to ...
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LSI Megaraid add a disk in RAID 0 besides a configured RAID 10 array

We have an active RAID 10 with four disks. Now we want to add one disk in RAID 0 to the adapter. This is the current configuration: # megacli -LDInfo -Lall -Aall Adapter 0 -- Virtual Drive ...
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How to create degraded raid6 array using megacli

There is a server with few disks. And - a new server with PERC controller. I would like to migrate existing data into a new server to raid6 which uses 6 disks(4+2). Unfortunly - i don't have enought ...
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Finding the serial number of hard disk drives on a SuperMicro server running MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP

As the title says, I have under my care a SuperMicro server running a hardware RAID 6 with a MegaRAID SAS 8708ELP on Linux. I have two failed disks that I have identified as the drives in slot 2 and 4,...
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VMWare ESXi 5.x - Megaraid controller and SMIS - correct way to monitor/manage controller?

I found some information online: How to Enable RAID Monitoring and Configuration under ESXi 5.x as well as here on ServerFault here: How can I get an email alert when RAID array is degraded? VMware ...
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MegaCli create virtual drive from new disk (is it dangerous for the existing array?)

This is a linux system with a MegaRaid controller. MegaCli is installed. I currently have: Virtual Drive: 0 (Target Id: 0) Name : RAID Level : Primary-6, Secondary-0, RAID ...
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LSI Raid controller: identifying failing hard disk (MegaCLI)

Info: I have a LSI 9265-8i controller. It's been running pretty well for two years. More recently it looks like a drive may be failing - no errors reported and no media issues reported when viewing "...
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Xenserver 6.5 LSI MegaRAID

Is there a package available to install the MegaCLI on XenServer6.5? For 6.5 there is this [1] but 6.5 has another kernel. XenServer 6.5 is based on CentOS6.5 (right?), so I also tried the kmod-...
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megacli: Failed to alloc kernel SGL buffer for IOCTL

Today one of my servers started sending me alerts about non-optimal RAID state. These were triggered by a very simple script run by cron -- if it detects that not all of the disks report 'Optimal' ...
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megacli lost virtual disk raid configuration

I've been running centos on x64 with an LSI raid controller description: RAID bus controller product: MegaRAID SAS 1078 vendor: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic i was ...
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How can I reduce LSI raid array without data loss

I have a server with 8x SAS drives attached to hardware LSI RAID controller (MegaCli64) and all 8 drives are configured as single RAID 10 array. I now want to remove 2 drives and replace them with ...
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MegaCli Using write through instead of write back

My DB server is a dell r710 with megacli. Recently was getting poor performance from the database and stumbled across that the current cache policy is WT but the default cache policy is WB. # ./...
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smartctl & megaraid: how to find the right device node for an adapter #

I can list physical drives on all megaraid adapters using: megacli -PDList -aALL This will display an adapter # for each adapter, and then list the physical drives attached to them. The individual ...
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Is it possible to use megacli to copy from one partition to another?

Except "dd" and "rsync", is it possible to directly use the megacli command to copy one partition to another? I am using h310 raid controller, and it seems not working well using "dd" or "rsync", ...
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How to properly use the the MegaCli command for a LSI Megaraid Secure erase for an SSD?

I tried the following commands but I keep getting a invalid command error. It seems to properly pick up the correct controller, drive slot, and adapter though. I currently don't have a screenshot of ...
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Dell PERC 6 - virtual drive goes offline because a drive went into the “ready” state

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2950 with four drives, and this raid controller (Dell Perc 6/i): lspci -nn RAID bus controller [0104]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic MegaRAID SAS 1078 [1000:0060] (rev 04) ...
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RAID level confusion (MegaCli vs megasasctl output)

I'm utterly new to working with LSI MegaRAID controllers and I'm confused as to what RAID level I am actually running. My server is equipped with 4 disks, 4TB each and I would like to have them ...
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LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i: Disk isn't recognized after replacement

I've got a Supermicro Server with an LSI MegaRAID SAS 9261-8i Raid Controller inside. There were 3 Disks attached to the controller which were configured as RAID5 array. One of the disks failed ...
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running commands on physical drives on different backplane with megacli

So when I run "MegaCli64 -PDlist -aALL -NoLog | egrep 'Slot|state|Inquiry|Enclosure'" to grab a list of disks and their status. I can see a total of 36 disks. The issue is that they have the same slot ...
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MegaCli64 -PDInfo shows drive but other commands says device does not exist

A drive recently went missing on our IBM server. It has happened on other servers in the past and I usually just replace them with out a problem. On one it is not automatically adding the new drive. ...
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LSI Cachecade Pro 2.0 with RAID10 SSD Cache?

I'm trying to add a RAID10 SSD Cache to a VD by this command: [root@livecd storcli]# ./storcli64 /c0 add vd cachecade type=r10 drives=252:4,252:5,252:6,252:7 assignvds=0 Controller = 0 Status = ...
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MegaCLI / MegaRAID Drive Groups

In the MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide it is stated that a Drive Group includes one or more virtual drives. An excerpt from the document is: "A virtual drive is a partition in a drive group that is ...
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MegaCli: when did a drive fail?

Using MegaCli64, is there a way to find out when a hard disk failed? I.e., /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -ShowSummary -aALL shows Connector : Int.Ports 0-3<Internal><...
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Should I enable “Patrol Read” on SSD drives?

LSI, Intel and Dell RAID controllers (perhaps others) have a "Patrol Read" feature to try to spot when a drive is failing before it completely fails. LSI seems to disable patrol read on SSD by ...
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Expand Raid 10 set on MegaRAID LSI 9261-8i

I have an existing Raid 10 drive with 8 drives. 4 in each span. I can't figure out how to expand the set by adding two more drives, one to each span. I'm using the MegaCLI command line tool. I ...
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PERC MegaRAID S.M.A.R.T. Status is not matching smartctl's - looking for clues what's wrong with the HDD

I'm getting strange SMART error from MegaCli on Dell R720xd and PERC H710P with five 4Tb SATA drives in RAID5 /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL gives me some "Failure Seq Event Number" ...
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How to create Raid 10 with megacli

I have OpenFiler storage server. Without installing Windows and MSM, I want to create raid10 array from disks 2 to 21. I have already successfully installed MegaCli to OpenFiler but I'm stuck in ...
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Enabling Temperature Support on LSI MegaRaid Cards

I've got two IBM ServeRAID M5014 SAS/SATA Controller cards in two different machines. One reports drive temperatures, the other does not. I am hopping that it is some type of megacli option that I can ...
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MegaRAID - changing cache policy online

I would like to perform some tests with WriteThrough and WriteBack. Is it safe to change these settings on a production system? The RAID controller doesn't have a BBU so I would like to enable ...
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MegaCli refuses to configure new disk

A drive went bad on one of my nodes (actually 3 went bad, but there was no problem replacing the first one). following replacement of the drive, [root@ MegaCli]# ./MegaCli64 -PDList -aALL | egrep -...
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MegaCLI causes drive “Other Error”

I am having an issue where running "megalci -PDList -aAll" will cause an Other Error to be logged for 2 of the 6 discs in a pair of servers I have. Here is that again in more detail. I have two ...
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Bad Blocks Exist in Virtual Device PERC H700 Integrated

I have a DELL server with PERC H700 Integrated controller. I've made RAID5 with 12 harddrives and the virtual device is in Optimal state, but I receive such errors under linux: sd 0:2:0:0: [sda] ...
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Added drive to PERC6/i raid5 array instead of replacing - is there a way to fix this?

This is a 3 drive RAID5. The disk in slot 1 failed. After the disk was replaced, I ran: MegaCli64 -LDRecon -Start -r5 -Add -PhysDrv[32:1] -L0 -a0 Obviously that was not the correct command as now ...
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MegaCli newly created disk doesn't appear under /dev/sdX

After having successfully added 2 new disks in a new RAID virtual drive (background initialization done), I would have exepected it to appear under /dev/sdh but it's not there (so, unusable). The ...
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megacli64.exe manual

Is there any document that explains the command line switches of megacli better than the cryptic output of megacli64 -h ? The machine is an IBM x3650 m3 to which I added three more disks.