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Re: What to monitor for disk / controller health

 
Robert A. Pierce
Frequent Advisor

What to monitor for disk / controller health


We recently had one of our disk array controllers go out (NVRAM Mismatch x), and that's when I found out about the arraydsp command (Thanks, HP support!).

I was wondering if there is anything we could do to monitor that or similar commands to tell if a controller or disc is going bad.

Thanks,

Rob
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Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: What to monitor for disk / controller health

You can use EMS, that monitors hardware or write script on your own.

EMS:
http://software.hp.com/portal/swdepot/displayProductInfo.do?productNumber=B7609BA


(it's free)
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Robert A. Pierce
Frequent Advisor

Re: What to monitor for disk / controller health

Thanks, Alex.

I should have mentioned that we have an AutoRaid on a 9000/889/K460 running HPUX 10.20.

Rob
Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: What to monitor for disk / controller health

Oh, well EMS won't run on 10.20.

If you have some monitoring tool, you can add this check to it, or just write a script and run it every hour or tow to check the status of your array with "arraydsp" command.
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Robert A. Pierce
Frequent Advisor

Re: What to monitor for disk / controller health

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