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Physical Local Alert RAID failure: how?

Occasional Visitor

Physical Local Alert RAID failure: how?

Hello, we have a DL180 Gen9 server with P840 array controller supporting RAID 6, which we're using.

We'd like to have a physical alarm (like a flashing light mounted on the rack) due to a RAID hard drive failure.

Is it possible? and how?

Thank you


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Re: Physical Local Alert RAID failure: how?

The P840 does not have any GPIO pins (at least not documented ones) to connect a relay/light to indicate a fault state. All monitoring, diagnostics and troubleshooting is done via the software, page 134 of the SSA user guide http://h20565.www2.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03909334

A raspberry pi however has many GPIO pins but you would have to rely on the software layer between the raspberry pi and the array monitoring utilities.


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Re: Physical Local Alert RAID failure: how?

I assume there will be at least a red light at the disk itself and a red blinking internal health LED at the chassis.

How about a ringing phone?

Register the ILO to the HPE support center, in case of an issue the server will log a support case automatically.

Hope this helps!

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Re: Physical Local Alert RAID failure: how?

Thank you for your answers.

In this site we don't have an internet connection, for this our customer want a local light.

We can also change server model or controller model, any idea?