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Overview

This article explains the software used with LSI Broadcom RAID controllers and commands on how to use them, at Fraction Servers we use LSI 9361-4i and 9361-8i controlllers.  This guide focuses on CentOS (RHEL), VMWare and Windows RAID Monitoring.

 

CentOS for LSI RAID Controllers

 

Installation

yum install megaraid

 

CentOS 7 has no MegaRAID, the following should work instead:

wget http://dl.marmotte.net/rpms/redhat/el7/x86_64/megacli-8.00.46-2/megacli-8.00.46-2.x86_64.rpm

rpm -ivh megacli-8.00.46-2.x86_64.rpm

 

Checking the RAID status

You can check the RAID status with:

MegaCli -AdpAllInfo -a0

 

Ubuntu for LSI RAID Controllers

apt-get install unzip alien -y

wget https://docs.broadcom.com/docs-and-downloads/raid-controllers/raid-controllers-common-files/8-07-14_MegaCLI.zip

unzip 8-07-14_MegaCLI.zip

cd Linux

sudo alien MegaCli-8.07.14-1.noarch.rpm

sudo dpkg -i megacli_8.07.14-2_all.deb

/opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli/MegaCli64 -h

 

Checking the RAID status

Check the RAID status with:

megacli -AdpAllInfo -a0

 

VMWare ESXi for LSI RAID Controllers

 

1) Log into your servers ESXI Web Interface

Host > Manage > Security & Users > Acceptance level: Set to community

2) The following is via SSH which you will need to enable. First install lsi bootbank vib

cd /opt/
wget http://mirror.cov.ukservers.com/files/vmware-esx-provider-lsiprovider.vib
esxcli software vib install -v="/opt/vmware-esx-provider-lsiprovider.vib" --no-sig-check

You may need to disable ESXi’s firewall to allow you to wget. To do this enter the command: esxcli network firewall set –enabled false

You must re-enable this once you have finished with: esxcli network firewall set –enabled true

3) Install and change the driver:

cd /opt
wget http://mirror.cov.ukservers.com/files/scsi-megaraid-sas_6.612.07.00-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585.vib
esxcli software vib install -v="/opt/scsi-megaraid-sas_6.612.07.00-1OEM.600.0.0.2494585.vib" --no-sig-check
esxcfg-module -d lsi_mr3

4) Reboot

5) Install sas3ircu:

cd /opt
wget http://mirror.cov.ukservers.com/files/vmware-esx-sas3ircu.vib
esxcli software vib install -v="/opt/vmware-esx-sas3ircu.vib" --no-sig-check

./sas3ircu list

 

Windows Server for LSI RAID Controllers

Download for sas3ircu here (the ZIP folder): https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/downloads/ds102444

Download for storcli here (ZIP folder): https://docs.broadcom.com/docs/12354804

Confirm raid program works

Open a command prompt and make sure this command works

C:\raid\sas3ircu.exe 0 STATUS

or if using storcli

C:\raid\storcli64 /c0/vall show
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