[Beowulf] how can I know that a hard disk died?

Joshua Baker-LePain jlb17 at duke.edu
Fri Aug 12 05:59:21 PDT 2005

On Thu, 11 Aug 2005 at 1:46pm, Dimitri Antoniou wrote

>  We have a 16-node HP LC1000 cluster, with 3 hard disks
>  managed by hardware RAID.
>  Recently, a hard disk died, and we only found out
>  when we went to the room the cluster stays
>  and noticed a failure light on the disk.
>  Now, this room is in a separate building in campus
>  and we can't really travel there daily to check the disks.
>  Is there a way to check from the command line
>  if all 3 disks operate?
>  As I said above, this is hardware RAID.

The model of hardware RAID would be most useful here.  What driver does it 
use?  You may want to look at HP's website to see if they have any sort of 
monitoring utility available.

Joshua Baker-LePain
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Duke University

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