adaptec utilities on amd64?

Scott Long scottl at
Fri Nov 17 11:59:49 PST 2006

Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Nov 15, 2006, at 7:34 PM, Bruce Burden wrote:
>>     I have a 2230SLP that I will be installing early next week
>>    on my AMD64 implementation. I am hoping that the aaccli program
>>    in ports will work.
> If it has the newer firmware, it will not work with aaccli.  If you got 
> the card after they switched to the "R" revision, you have the newer 
> firmware.
> Some time long ago, someone posted a very short C program that probes 
> the LSI controller and spits out this kind of output:
> [root at d03]# amrstat
> Drive 0:    34.18 GB, RAID1 <writeback,no-read-ahead,no-adaptative-io> 
> optimal
> Drive 1:   102.54 GB, RAID1 <writeback,no-read-ahead,no-adaptative-io> 
> optimal
> This is the kind of output I'd love to get from my adaptec controllers, 
> too.  This can be trivially scripted and hooked into a monitoring system 
> like nagios.
> The aaccli tool is a curses based app (despite the "cli" in the name) 
> and scripting it is damn near impossible.  It doesn't even read commands 
> from stdin!

Yes, scripting it is possible, and it does have a non-interactive mode.
Try the following:

printf "open aac0\ncontroller details\nexit\n" | aaccli


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