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

midhu Newbie
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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 Pro
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    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 Newbie
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    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 Pro
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    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 Explorer
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    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.

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