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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-02-25T10:14:55Z by KevB
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Pinned topic ServeRAID on Intellistation Pro

‏2013-02-06T10:24:18Z |
Hi All,
We have an Intellistation Pro 6217 machine with a ServeRAID 6i controller (7.10.18 fw) running Redhat Linux. We recently had a situation where we lost a disk on the RAID array. We did not receive any notification of this error and so we've implemented an IPSSEND call to Redhat from a Windows server to alert us if there's another problem in the future.

The command we're using is "plink userid@machine -pw pwdxxxx ./ipssend getevent 1 all" and this seems to work ok, but now I need to understand the output from ipssend...

We are checking for "No DDD entries" to determine if there is a problem, and so far there have been none, but other messages in the output are raising questions.

So, where can I find information on understanding this output... and example is below. I am particularly interested in knowing if the non-zero count in the "Misc" column of the "Device event table" is of interest, and what the "Controller Soft Event Log" entries are important and what they mean...

Thanks in advance
Kevin

================= begin IPSSEND output =========================================
Checking Drive Status

Found 1 IBM ServeRAID controller(s).
Get event table has been initiated for controller 1...

Actual BIOS version : 7.10.18
Firmware version : 7.10.18
Controller type : ServeRAID-6i



Device event table:
Channel SCSI ID Parity Soft Hard PFA Misc
-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------
1 0 0 0 0 No 0
1 1 0 0 0 No 0
1 2 0 0 0 No 0
1 3 0 0 0 No 0
1 4 0 0 0 No 0
1 5 0 0 0 No 0
1 6 0 0 0 No 0
1 7 0 0 0 No 0
1 8 0 0 0 No 0
1 9 0 0 0 No 0
1 10 0 0 0 No 0
1 11 0 0 0 No 0
1 12 0 0 0 No 0
1 13 0 0 0 No 0
1 14 0 0 0 No 0
1 15 0 0 0 No 0
-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------
2 0 0 0 0 No 0
2 1 0 0 0 No 0
2 2 0 0 0 No 1
2 3 0 0 0 No 0
2 4 0 0 0 No 0
2 5 0 0 0 No 0
2 6 0 0 0 No 0
2 7 0 0 0 No 0
2 8 0 0 0 No 0
2 9 0 0 0 No 0
2 10 0 0 0 No 0
2 11 0 0 0 No 0
2 12 0 0 0 No 0
2 13 0 0 0 No 0
2 14 0 0 0 No 0
2 15 0 0 0 No 0


Controller Soft Event Log (27 entries):
0144000E
01D20100
01021000
84C20D09
10050344
100000F0
84C20D09
10050001
10440112
10000015
84C20D09
10060103
100000F0
84C20D09
10050101
100000F0
84C20D09
1003F50F
106D0112
84C20D15
016D000E
01D20100
01021000
84C20D15
1005036D
100000F0
84C20D15

Controller Hard Event Log (0 entries):

Defunct Drive Log:
| Date | Time | CH | ID | Reason | Description
+------------+----------+----+----+----------+------------
No DDD entries

Command completed successfully.

================= end IPSSEND output =========================================
Updated on 2013-02-25T10:14:55Z at 2013-02-25T10:14:55Z by KevB
  • KevB
    KevB
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    Re: ServeRAID on Intellistation Pro

    ‏2013-02-25T10:14:55Z  
    This link has some useful info... http://ps-2.kev009.com/eprmhtml/epr3c/9766.htm, here's a snapshot of the GETEVENT related info:
    GETEVENT Use the GETEVENT command to display information about various unexpected events.
    IBM uses the Soft and Hard Event Logs for development and debugging purposes only.
    The Device Event Log contains event counters for each attached physical device.
    These counters include:
    ° Parity: An unexpected event while transferring data on the SCSI bus.
    This usually indicates a problem with the SCSI cable, connectors, or terminators.
    ° Soft: A SCSI device detected a check condition event.
    ° Hard: The SCSI controller detected an unexpected event.
    The controller is the most likely cause.
    ° Misc: The ServeRAID adapter or controller detected an event that was
    most likely caused by the device.
    The Device Event Log also provides predictive failure analysis (PFA) alerts, which
    indicate that the device has signaled the ServeRAID adapter or controller that it might
    fail in the near future.
    Supported Operating Systems: Windows NT, OS/2, NetWare,
    OpenServer, UnixWare, and DOS
    Command:
    IPSSEND GETEVENT Controller Options
    Replace:
    ° Controller with the ServeRAID controller number (1 to 8)
    ° Options with one of the following:
    DEVICE for Device Event Log, SOFT for the ServeRAID adapter or
    controller Soft Event Log, or HARD for the ServeRAID adapter or
    controller Hard Event Log.
    It does not fully answer my questions though. Anyone from IBM able to help?