How to remotely check an Adaptec 2100S RAID array status under FreeBSD 5.2.1?

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Mon Aug 14 15:06:28 UTC 2006

There is an adaptec raiodctl package (I think that is the name).   I  
recently retired my last 2100s so I no longer can go check it.   
However, there is a freebsd program that can be used to report on and  
manage your raid on a 2100s.  Google frebsd and adaptec 2100s

Besides being able to run it at will, I also had a cron job that  
would run it periodically and email me the results.  (I also do that  
with my amr devices and my aac devices with the appropriate raid  
management programs).


On Aug 14, 2006, at 5:57 AM, Olaf Greve wrote:

> Hi all,
> I hope someone can answer the following question for me (which may  
> be trivial).
> In my fall-back server I use an Adaptec 2100S SCSI RAID controller,  
> with two (identical) drives attached to it. This morning I recieved  
> the dreaded phonecall (from the server farm) that that machine is  
> emitting a loud beep,which I remember to be the RAID controller's  
> alarm in case a drive has failed.
> Now, the above is clear and all, and I will replace the broken  
> drive asap, so no question there.
> However, I am about to go on a 3 week holiday to South America, and  
> as I'll then be on an entirely different continent, I was wondering  
> if there are any ways to remotely check the status of hardware RAID  
> arrays. :D
> In this case I tried dmesg (and checking the /var/log/messages  
> file) and I couldn't find a single error message from the RAID  
> controller (which can be deemed 'desirable' behaviour, as one of  
> the two drives still works fine).
> Are there any software tools for FreeBSD that can be used to check  
> this remotely from an SSH terminal (no X), or better yet, is there  
> support in FreeBSD itself for checking the status of hardware RAID  
> arrays?
> Tnx in advance, and cheers!
> Olafo
> PS: I am wondering about the same question for the 3ware 9600 SATA  
> RAID controller too. It would be great to be able to monitor that  
> remotely as well.
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