FreeBSD Check The Health of Adaptec RAID Array

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I've Adaptec RAID 1 set via 5405 PCI card. I know how to get check the health of Adaptec RAID array under Linux, but how do I find information about my RAID card, RAID status, disk failure and other information via command line?

aac is Adaptec AdvancedRAID Controller driver under FreeBSD operating system that works with HP NetRAID, IBM ServeRAID, Sun STK RAID, Dell PERC / CERC, and Adaptec SCSI / SATA systems. The Adaptec AAC family of SCSI Ultra2, Ultra160, and Ultra320, SATA and SAS RAID controllers.

Find Out Information About Your RAID Device

Type the following commands:
# dmesg | grep -i RAID
Sample Outputs:

aac0:  mem 0xe8000000-0xe81fffff irq 16 at device 0.0 on pci6
aacd0:  on aac0

# pciconf -l | grep -i aac
Output:

aac0@pci0:6:0:0:	class=0x010400 card=0x02d19005 chip=0x02859005 rev=0x09 hdr=0x00

FreeBSD arcconf

arcconf is command Line Interface for the Adaptec SCSI RAID family of RAID controllers, used to configure and manage connected storage devices. It can be used to get detailed information about RAID configuration including health status.

FreeBSD Install arcconf

Type the following commands:
# portsnap fetch update
# cd /usr/ports/sysutils/arcconf
# make install clean && rehash

How Do I Use arcconf To Information About The Health Of My Adaptec RAID Array?

Type the following command at a shell prompt to get the information controller # 1:
# /usr/local/sbin/arcconf getconfig 1
Sample Outputs:

Controllers found: 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Controller information
----------------------------------------------------------------------
   Controller Status                        : Optimal
   Channel description                      : SAS/SATA
   Controller Model                         : Adaptec 5405
   Controller Serial Number                 : 8C4310BD20D
   Physical Slot                            : 2
   Temperature                              : 58 C/ 136 F (Normal)
   Installed memory                         : 256 MB
   Copyback                                 : Disabled
   Background consistency check             : Disabled
   Automatic Failover                       : Enabled
   Global task priority                     : High
   Performance Mode                         : Default/Dynamic
   Stayawake period                         : Disabled
   Spinup limit internal drives             : 0
   Spinup limit external drives             : 0
   Defunct disk drive count                 : 0
   Logical devices/Failed/Degraded          : 1/0/0
   --------------------------------------------------------
   Controller Version Information
   --------------------------------------------------------
   BIOS                                     : 5.2-0 (16501)
   Firmware                                 : 5.2-0 (16501)
   Driver                                   : 5.2-0 (16501)
   Boot Flash                               : 5.2-0 (16501)
   --------------------------------------------------------
   Controller Battery Information
   --------------------------------------------------------
   Status                                   : Optimal
   Over temperature                         : No
   Capacity remaining                       : 99 percent
   Time remaining (at current draw)         : 3 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Logical device information
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Logical device number 0
   Logical device name                      : RAID1-A
   RAID level                               : 1
   Status of logical device                 : Optimal
   Size                                     : 285686 MB
   Read-cache mode                          : Enabled
   Write-cache mode                         : Enabled (write-back)
   Write-cache setting                      : Enabled (write-back) when protected by battery
   Partitioned                              : Yes
   Protected by Hot-Spare                   : No
   Bootable                                 : Yes
   Failed stripes                           : No
   Power settings                           : Disabled
   --------------------------------------------------------
   Logical device segment information
   --------------------------------------------------------
   Segment 0                                : Present (0,0) 3LM44BDA00009839M228
   Segment 1                                : Present (0,1) 3LM4C6B000009841PEW9
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Physical Device information
----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Device #0
         Device is a Hard drive
         State                              : Online
         Supported                          : Yes
         Transfer Speed                     : SAS 3.0 Gb/s
         Reported Channel,Device(T:L)       : 0,0(0:0)
         Reported Location                  : Connector 0, Device 0
         Vendor                             : SEAGATE
         Model                              : ST3300655SS
         Firmware                           : 0004
         Serial number                      : 3LM44BDA00009839M228
         World-wide name                    : 5000C50006EDAD74
         Size                               : 286102 MB
         Write Cache                        : Enabled (write-back)
         FRU                                : None
         S.M.A.R.T.                         : No
      Device #1
         Device is a Hard drive
         State                              : Online
         Supported                          : Yes
         Transfer Speed                     : SAS 3.0 Gb/s
         Reported Channel,Device(T:L)       : 0,1(1:0)
         Reported Location                  : Connector 0, Device 1
         Vendor                             : SEAGATE
         Model                              : ST3300655SS
         Firmware                           : 0004
         Serial number                      : 3LM4C6B000009841PEW9
         World-wide name                    : 5000C50006EF88D8
         Size                               : 286102 MB
         Write Cache                        : Enabled (write-back)
         FRU                                : None
         S.M.A.R.T.                         : No
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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 John W January 17, 2010 at 5:42 am

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2 Matías October 19, 2010 at 6:24 pm

So many thanks Vivek. Great post. It is just what I needed. I will sleep better knowing I can monitor my array

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3 ghostcorps April 26, 2012 at 12:27 am

Hi

This is exactly what I was looking for but I am getting no results from the dmesg or pciconf commands.

When I run arcconf I get this:

bsd# /usr/local/sbin/arcconf getconfig 1
Controllers found: 0
Invalid controller number.

I use FreeBSD 8.2 and have two RAID arrays. One is a 2ch Adaptec SCSI controller with two disks attached. The other is a Highpoint Rocketraid 2320 with 8 SATA2s attached.

Is the advice above still relevant on 8.2? I would expect so.

Thanks :)

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