fcherchali
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How to monitor Raid on a Hypervisor server?

Hello all!

I have 2 servers (dell R420) running vmware hypervisor 5.5 and 1 server running version 5 I installed a few windows servers VM machines on them and everything is running great however I can't find a way to monitor the Raid and the hard drives state from the windows client is there a plugin I need to install or a license I need to buy? I can't find useful information on the vmware website I find it confusing.

I attached a screenshot of the storage monitoring I have now it does not show the actual controller which is the H710.

I am using the free vshpere client version 5.5.0 build 1618071

Thank you for your help!

Farouk

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rcporto
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Leadership

This picture already shows the status of disks and her status... you may can found the controller at PCI sensor.

Did you used the customized ISO from Dell ?

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fcherchali
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It does not show the actual controller and the raid configuration so that I can monitor the drives

What ISO from dell are you referring to? should it be installed on the windows vsphere client? 

Thank you for your reply!

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Heyjudy
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Could we not use the DRAC console for this?

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fcherchali
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Contributor

anyone?

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dabson
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You should be able to use Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. Dell OpenManage Server Administrator

I don't run a Dell shop, so I can't confirm, but it looks like the steps are something along the lines of:

  • Install the appropriate Dell OpenManage Server VIB on your ESXi hosts.
  • Install OpenManage Server Administrator on a Windows Server box.
  • Configure OMSA to Manage the Remote Nodes, providing the ESXi server information.
  • Monitor your servers through OMSA.

There are a few YouTube videos that detail the installation and I'd recommend watching one or two to get the idea of how it works.

--- If you found this useful please Like or mark the answer as Helpful or Correct. Dee Abson https://wiseintro.co/deeabson https://teebeedee.org

I wrote a piece on using Dell's Management Suite Infrastructure for vSphere.  Hardware Inventory and Storage information is included in the vSphere Client plugin that may give you some information you're seeking.

http://virtuallymikebrown.com/2013/12/12/deploy-and-manage-dell-management-suite-infrastructure/

But this is just pulling the information from Dell's out-of-band management interface, iDRAC.  You could simply use this interface to view and manage your RAID controllers and RAID configurations.

All the best,

Mike

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vlho
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Hi,

this:

http://kb.stonegroup.co.uk/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=195

work for me on my Dell R720xd with controller H710P

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fcherchali
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Hello Dee and thanks for the reply, I tried that but it looks like I don't have the right VMware client version or license I tried to follow the dell instruction but it seams that I am missing something.

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fcherchali
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Thank you all for your help I will give your suggestions a try today and let you know the outcome.

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fcherchali
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Hi Vlho!

This looks promising I am going to give it a try and let you know.

Thank you very much!

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fcherchali
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After following those instructions and installing the VIB file using ssh the right controller still not showing up anyways I ended up installing dell open manage that's not the best solution but it is better than nothing.

thank you all!

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