PERC 5/E SAS RAID in Dell PowerEdge 1950/2950

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Tue Oct 31 17:09:37 UTC 2006

--On Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:58:50 -0500 "Brian A. Seklecki" 
<lavalamp at> wrote:
>> It finds the RAID controller fine.  However, we're very concerned about
>> the lack of a management CLI like ports/sysutils/megarc.
> Now that 6.2 release is imminent and bce(4) has been patched to the point
> where it is relatively stable, we're nearing the point where we can
> finally put Dell PowerEdge 1950s/2950s into production.
> However the lack of a MFI CLI management utility is still a grave
> concern. Without it, there is no way to proactively monitor the RAID
> controller for failed components (aside from sitting there 24/7/365 and
> waiting for a blue light to go amber)
The DRAC cards do that, don't they?

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas

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