accessing BIOS and RAID info on old Compaqs

Ewald Jenisch a at
Mon Oct 30 13:14:10 UTC 2006

> 2. Is there a way to monitor the Compaq Smart Array RAID controllers and
> disks attached to them from within FBSD?

Hi David,

I don't know of any online-monitoring, i.e. a utility that monitors
the smartarray controllers/disks on an ongoing basis. 

However I know for sure that any smartarray-related messages (e.g. you
pull one of the disks configured in a RAID1 or have a drive failure)
end up in your syslog. From there you can periodically run grep over
the syslog, send mail-messages etc. to notify you of any smartarray


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