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BL460c G6 - Where are the HP array controller messages?

 
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BL460c G6 - Where are the HP array controller messages?

I recently had an opportunity to work on some new BL460 G6 Blades.

I have long used the on-board RAID controller as a quick-n-dirty duplication tool (with RAID 1 disks) - pulling one drive from a completed system and booting it in another Blade, then plugging in the mirror drive and allowing it complete its replication.

And I always relied on messages from the cciss driver (?) in /var/log/messages to let me know exactly when the mirror process was complete.

This past week I installed a new Blade with the 64-bit version of Red Hat 5 U4. I installed the 8.31 PSP for this OS (or at least the parts of this that would actually install - several were supposed to be compatible but did not go in - including HP Diags which appears to have dependency issues on packages that aren't even in RHEL anymore)

I simply assumed the cciss driver is what provided all the messaging - can anyone validate that assumption?

Is there some other package I need to install to get those messages? I noticed the array diagnostics utility is no longer in the PSP - is this the package that provides that messaging?

Can anyone suggest an alternative that provides that messaging? Is there something in /proc I can watch?

I really need this to work again - I know that I can simply wait a few hours for the mirror to complete, but that's not good enough for my needs.

TIA
Don
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Re: BL460c G6 - Where are the HP array controller messages?

You can download missing components (HP ADU for example) from HP site http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=3884099&prodTypeId=3709945&prodSeriesId=3884098&swLang=13&taskId=135&swEnvOID=4004

You need at least
HP Array Diagnostics Utility for Linux
HP Array Configuration Utility for Linux
HP Array Configuration Utility CLI for Linux
HP System Health Application and Command Line Utilities for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)

Also i recommend
HP System Management Homepage for Linux (AMD64/EM64T)
HP SNMP Agents for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)
HP System Management Homepage Templates for Linux