4 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2013 5:57 AM by 800381 RSS

    Hardware raid status not visible in OS level in T4-1 server

    midhu
      Hardware RAID is configured in one of the new T3-1B blade server from ok prompt and I am able to see the details using show-volumes from ok prompt. But from Solaris OS it is not visible using raidctl -l command. It doesn't return anything. Is there any way to check the RAID status from OS. Making the OS down is not an option everytime.

      # echo|format
      Searching for disks...done


      AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
      0. c0t3CF77D9D2CF0BA99d0 <LSI-LogicalVolume-3000 cyl 65533 alt 2 hd 64 sec 139>
      /pci@400/pci@1/pci@0/pci@2/LSI,sas@0/iport@v0/disk@w3cf77d9d2cf0ba99,0
      Specify disk (enter its number): Specify disk (enter its number):
      #
      # raidctl -l
      #

      Edited by: midhu on Jan 26, 2013 5:30 AM
        • 1. Re: Hardware raid status not visible in OS level in T4-1 server
          bigdelboy
          midhu wrote:
          Hardware RAID is configured in one of the new T3-1B blade server from ok prompt and I am able to see the details using show-volumes from ok prompt. But from Solaris OS it is not visible using raidctl -l command. It doesn't return anything. Is there any way to check the RAID status from OS. Making the OS down is not an option everytime.

          # echo|format
          Searching for disks...done


          AVAILABLE DISK SELECTIONS:
          0. c0t3CF77D9D2CF0BA99d0 <LSI-LogicalVolume-3000 cyl 65533 alt 2 hd 64 sec 139>
          /pci@400/pci@1/pci@0/pci@2/LSI,sas@0/iport@v0/disk@w3cf77d9d2cf0ba99,0
          Specify disk (enter its number): Specify disk (enter its number):
          #
          # raidctl -l
          #

          Edited by: midhu on Jan 26, 2013 5:30 AM
          Your server seems a little confused as to whether it is a T3 or T4, as you reference T4 in the title and T3 in the body.

          raidctl may not be the correct utility because either:-

          - (1) A different utility is now needed to configurare the raid for these onboard controllers on newer tin.
          or
          - (2) You are using an add in raid card that requires different software:

          Please see for example: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E22985_01/html/E22986/z40001e11389320.html
          • 2. Re: Hardware raid status not visible in OS level in T4-1 server
            midhu
            Server is T3-1b blade server and raid volume is created from ok prompt. So as per you a separate tool need to be installed for viewing the status of RAID from OS and raidctl is not helpful in this case. Am I right?
            • 3. Re: Hardware raid status not visible in OS level in T4-1 server
              bigdelboy
              midhu wrote:
              Server is T3-1b blade server and raid volume is created from ok prompt. So as per you a separate tool need to be installed for viewing the status of RAID from OS and raidctl is not helpful in this case. Am I right?
              See: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19836-01/E20746/z400000b1540750.html

              You probably want to use raidconfig or sas2ircu acounting to that document if you ar using the on board raid.
              • 4. Re: Hardware raid status not visible in OS level in T4-1 server
                800381
                Google for the "lsiutil" utility. It's from LSI, the maker of your RAID controller. It can be use to do just about anything to just about any LSI-manufactured controller, including bricking it.

                You might have to poke around a bit on LSI's site to find it.