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Monitoring adaptec raid using nagios

Adaptec RAID can be monitored using the NRPE plugin which needs to be installed in the nagios server as well as the server being montiored.

Steps to be performed on the server being monitored:

First check the architecture of the server and make sure you download the appropriate source files.

root@host [~]# arch

Here its a 64 bit system.

arcconf is the command line utility for Adaptec based RAID.

root@host[~]# mkdir /usr/StorMan/
root@host[~]# cd /usr/StorMan/
root@host[~]# wget http://www.obvious.co.nz/aacraid/arcconf/arcconf-x64-6.10-b18350.tgz

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Monitoring 3ware RAID using Nagios

Monitoring 3ware RAID using Nagios

RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) is used for storing the same data in multiple places, which provides a redundant and reliable means of data storage. While you improve the security of your data using RAID, what will happen if something happens to the RAID array itself? Its always better to have a monitoring in place for the RAID you have setup, so that it will alert you even when a minor problem is noticed. Here I am explaining the steps to monitor a 3ware RAID using the monitoring tool, NAGIOS.

We are using a command line tool called tw_cli for monitoring 3ware RAID arrays. The tw_cli needs to be installed in the remote host, the host being monitored...

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