LSI Broadcom RAID Monitoring


LSI Broadcom RAID Monitoring

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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



yum install megaraid


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


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



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/
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
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
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):

Download for storcli here (ZIP folder):

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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