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brandonthomas
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Pinned topic VMWare ESXi, IBM Director and ServeRAID

‏2010-03-17T13:32:19Z |
Hello Forum!

What is the best way to monitor the RAID Disks on an IBM x3850 running VMWare ESXi ??

Silly me, I can't find anything better than watching a reboot over the RSA2...

Thanks- Brandon
Updated on 2013-01-04T17:47:05Z at 2013-01-04T17:47:05Z by DaveQ
  • brandonthomas
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    Re: VMWare ESXi, IBM Director and ServeRAID

    ‏2010-03-19T06:50:11Z  in response to brandonthomas
    Is it possible to run the ServeRAID Manager in a Virtual Machine?
    • Novikov_Alexander
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      Re: VMWare ESXi, IBM Director and ServeRAID

      ‏2010-03-19T20:52:31Z  in response to brandonthomas
      Dear Brandon,

      > Is it possible to run the ServeRAID Manager in a Virtual Machine?

      yes, but it wouldn't help you.

      Regards,
      Alexander Novikov
      Russia, Moscow
      • SystemAdmin
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        Re: VMWare ESXi, IBM Director and ServeRAID

        ‏2013-01-04T07:46:01Z  in response to Novikov_Alexander
        Dear all,

        Happy new year, after the doc in the IBM website it's possible to manage disks in the server running ESX (see the procedure below). I have a X3550 M3 with vSphere 5.0 but the comand rpm doesn't work (-sh: rpm: not found).
        is every one can help me?

        Thanks in advance,
        Rija

        To install the ServeRAID Manager program on VMWare:

        1. Insert the IBM ServeRAID Application CD into the CD-ROM drive.

        2. Type the following command to install the 32-bit Linux
        ServeRAID Manager on the VMWare ESX Server:

        rpm -ivh RaidMan-9.00.i386.rpm

        3. Install the ServeRAID Manager on a Windows or Linux machine.

        4. From the Windows or Linux client, connect to the ServeRAID
        Manager agent on the VMWare ESX Server using the management
        client.

        NOTES:

        o The ServeRAID agent on the VMWare ESX Server cannot be
        monitored from a guest operating system.

        o The VMWare ESX 3.0 firewall must have specific ports enabled
        for incoming and outgoing traffic. The default ports ServeRAID
        • DaveQ
          DaveQ
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          Re: VMWare ESXi, IBM Director and ServeRAID

          ‏2013-01-04T17:47:05Z  in response to SystemAdmin
          This procedure is not applicable to ESXi, it is not the same operating system as ESX was.

          There is no ServeRAID or MegaRAID management application for servers within ESXi 4, 4.1, 5, or 5.1.

          To monitor the disk health you can set up SNMP within vSphere (requires you to be familiar with this in vSphere) and perform agentless monitoring in Director. You can also use vCenter to provide hardware monitoring services.

          Please understand the differences between ServeRAID and MegaRAID as well. ServeRAID Manager is for legacy controllers found in older server models. It is confusing, because controllers that are labeled "ServeRAID M5015" (example only) are actually a MegaRAID controller (note the M). In a 3550 M3's case I would believe it has some sort of MegaRAID controller just based on age.

          For reference on controllers:

          IBM ServeRAID software matrix
          http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/docdisplay?lndocid=serv-raid