I need an accurate method of conducting an inventory of all the physical drives installed into each of our ESX hosts. They are on ESXi 6.5.0.
We had two hard drives fail simultaneously in a Dell server. We traced the problem to this bulletin: Dell EMC Enterprise SSDs, model numbers LT0200MO, LT0400MO, LT0800MO, LT1600MO, LT0800RO, LT1600RO, ...
We need to inventory all our Dell products to ensure there aren't any more of these drives in our environment.
Need help on this quickly! Ideally, it will be something I can cut and paste into the CLI to obtain make, model and serial number of each physical hard drive installed.
Need detailed instructions with any code posted. Thank you in advance for any help.
racadm -r remote-esx-node-45 -u root -p **** storage get pdisks -o
It returns tons of informations as well as ProductID, Serial and so on.
The ESXi cant see the physical Disk when these behind a Raid Controller. Dell offer countless management Tools which leverage iDRAC and OMSA. So take a look to racadm or the new REST API of iDRAC, OME, OMIVV. We use OMIVV within our vSphere Environment.
Info: Dell now offer iDRAC Tools also for ESXi.
Yes... just install racadm on your favorite windows or linux pc and youre done. Racadm is part of the iDRAC Tools or OpenManage Server Administrator. My example from above runs on my PC and query an iDRAC per remote which is located in my Dell PowerEdge Server. You can create a simple loop around.
C:\Windows\system32>racadm -r remote-esx-node-99 -u root -p **** storage get pdisks -o
Status = Ok
DeviceDescription = Disk 0 in Backplane 1 of Storage Controller in Slot 6
RollupStatus = Ok
Name = Solid State Disk 0:1:0
State = Non-Raid
OperationState = Not Applicable
PowerStatus = On
Size = 894.254 GB
FailurePredicted = NO
RemainingRatedWriteEndurance = 100
SecurityStatus = Not Capable
BusProtocol = SATA
MediaType = SSD
UsedRaidDiskSpace = 0.001 GB
AvailableRaidDiskSpace = 0.001 GB
Hotspare = NO
Manufacturer = INTEL
ProductId = SSDSC2BB960G7R
Revision = N201DL43
SerialNumber = PHDV734601CX960FGN
PartNumber = TW0VXG5NITT0079201WUA00
NegotiatedSpeed = 6.0 Gb/s
ManufacturedDay = 0
ManufacturedWeek = 0
ManufacturedYear = 0
ForeignKeyIdentifier = null
SasAddress = 0x500056B3402C6FC0
FormFactor = 2.5 Inch
RaidNominalMediumRotationRate = 1
T10PICapability = Not Capable
BlockSizeInBytes = 512
MaxCapableSpeed = 6 Gb/s
RaidType = None
SystemEraseCapability = CryptographicErasePD
SelfEncryptingDriveCapability = Not Capable
EncryptionCapability = Not Capable
CryptographicEraseCapability = Not Capable