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    HP monitoring script/system?

    so, after we decide to buy battery for HP DL120 G6 's smart array RAID P212, now we meet a issue

    How to monitor HP 's RAID status and when anything like "degraded" happen, system will send out email to us?

    We only got easy setup DVD from HP's original package....which has nothing inside about monitoring..etc

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    There should be something in iLO that will do this. If not, you can do it through SNMP but you would need to get the MIBs and all that jazz, probably wouldn't be simple.

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    may I know what is iLO please?

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    I also googled, is "insight manager" the right one to use? seems not easy to find it on HP site....

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    iLO = integrated lights out. It's HP's management card like Dell DRAC. It should have an alert system that would detect a RAID error. I haven't used iLO is years, but I know the DRACs do it, so iLO should as well.

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    hpacucli / combine with - for example - nagios checks for the above
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    Quote Originally Posted by skullbox View Post
    iLO = integrated lights out. It's HP's management card like Dell DRAC. It should have an alert system that would detect a RAID error. I haven't used iLO is years, but I know the DRACs do it, so iLO should as well.
    some said iLO does not have email notification functions (need to check this out while I am at office)

    insight manager is like 900mb to download, wow won;t it be too heavy for a monitoring? (must say Adaptec 's raidman script is much easier)


    we only need raid monitoring+email notice though

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    Quote Originally Posted by wartungsfenster View Post
    hpacucli / combine with - for example - nagios checks for the above
    will you mind being a bit more specific about how-to?

    tks

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    i dont have a hp server any more.

    hpacucli is the command line management tool for the raid controller. it's part of the proliant support pack, and it should be possible to install much less than the whole 800MB++ behemoth.

    that single tool can be queried to give all the info about the raid controller.

    i think it can be installed separetely.
    I googled and found this link:
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...reg_R1002_USEN

    As I can't test it, *please* try it on a test server first

    And this points to one of the nagios plugins that use the above tool:
    http://exchange.nagios.org/directory...parray/details

    If I were you i'd hack the nagios check to
    - run from cron
    - be quiet where it would normally return "OK"
    - email on critical / warning conditions.

    I hope that was more helpful, just can't be ultra-verbose every time i reply somewhere, or I'd run out of time to breathe
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    Ah! one sec, I might still have some command example around!...

    nvm.
    deleted the backups from $oldjob.

    Sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wartungsfenster View Post
    i dont have a hp server any more.

    hpacucli is the command line management tool for the raid controller. it's part of the proliant support pack, and it should be possible to install much less than the whole 800MB++ behemoth.

    that single tool can be queried to give all the info about the raid controller.

    i think it can be installed separetely.
    I googled and found this link:
    http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...reg_R1002_USEN

    As I can't test it, *please* try it on a test server first

    And this points to one of the nagios plugins that use the above tool:
    http://exchange.nagios.org/directory...parray/details

    If I were you i'd hack the nagios check to
    - run from cron
    - be quiet where it would normally return "OK"
    - email on critical / warning conditions.

    I hope that was more helpful, just can't be ultra-verbose every time i reply somewhere, or I'd run out of time to breathe
    thanks for this

    HP is somewhat pretty lack of A~Z when they ship server
    How come this kind of software does not include in the orginal package especially when server price is higher than SM...

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    ar...nagios need quiet some $$$

    if let say we could check RAID status manually anyway, hpacucli has command line for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterPP View Post
    HP is somewhat pretty lack of A~Z when they ship server
    How come this kind of software does not include in the orginal package especially when server price is higher than SM...
    You're not seeing the big picture. HP customers typically buy dozens if not hundreds of their servers. To include CDs like Insight Manager with each server would be a serious waste of resources as you would receive "hundreds" of discs that are out of date in a matter or months anyway.

    HP/Compaq used to include something called Event Notifier which was a single server tool to watch iLO for management events like RAID controller failures and e-mail you quickly and easily. Sadly, this tool is no longer included or supported on the latest hardware. iLO itself obviously tracks the events, but does not interface with e-mail.

    As you have located, the best solution is Insight Manager, which is intended for installed for centralized monitoring of a LAN of HP machines. Installing it on your single server will likely be overkill - seriously. If you only have one machine, then the earlier recommendation to use something like nagios or a shell script should be able to keep you informed of controller status until such time as you will need centralized monitoring.

    Inside of hpacucli, you issue the command "ctrl all show config" and have that routinely e-mailed to you. It will tell you the status of all of your arrays and logical drives in a very easy to read format.

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    thanks for your info! will try hpacucli asap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterPP View Post
    ar...nagios need quiet some $$$

    if let say we could check RAID status manually anyway, hpacucli has command line for that?
    Assuming you are running linux, just write a shell script to execute hpacucli every hour or so and check the output does not indicate any problems.

    Normal output, checking for failed disks would return something like the below:

    # hpacucli ctrl all show config

    Smart Array P400 in Slot 1

    array A (SAS, Unused Space: 0 MB)

    logicaldrive 1 (546.8 GB, RAID 1+0, OK)

    physicaldrive 1I:1:5 (port 1I:box 1:bay 5, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
    physicaldrive 1I:1:6 (port 1I:box 1:bay 6, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
    physicaldrive 1I:1:7 (port 1I:box 1:bay 7, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
    physicaldrive 1I:1:8 (port 1I:box 1:bay 8, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
    physicaldrive 2I:1:1 (port 2I:box 1:bay 1, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
    physicaldrive 2I:1:2 (port 2I:box 1:bay 2, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
    physicaldrive 2I:1:3 (port 2I:box 1:bay 3, SAS, 146 GB, OK)
    physicaldrive 2I:1:4 (port 2I:box 1:bay 4, SAS, 146 GB, OK)

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    could you or anyone share a shell script please if you have?

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