adaptec utilities on amd64?

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Fri Nov 17 12:55:54 PST 2006

In the last episode (Nov 17), Vivek Khera said:
> 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!

It's non-interactive if you pass it a commandline, though.  I have a
Big Brother script that does this (amongst other things):

  # Gather Data 
  CONTROLLERS=$($AACCLI controller list | awk '/PERC/ { print $1 }')
  OUT_AAC="Controller list: $CONTROLLERS
  CMD_AAC="task list /all : controller details : container list /full : disk list /full : disk show smart /full : enclosure list /full : enclosure show status"

  for c in $CONTROLLERS ; do
    OUT_AAC=$OUT_AAC$($AACCLI open /readonly $c : $CMD_AAC)

It then processes the contents of $OUT_AAC to determine if the array's
happy or not.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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