iRMC – RAID Management in the Operating System

  Dedicated Servers

For RAID mangement, Fujitsu offers the ServerView RAID Manager for download on its website. This can be found directly on the Fujitsu support site. Here you first select the server model. The RX100 and RX200 servers can be found in the drop-down menu (Please select the product line) under Industry standard servers -> PRIMERGY RXxxx -> PRIMERGY RXx00 S6. Following this, the options will open, in which it is necessary to choose which system you have installed on the server. In it, select the Server Management Software item and select ServerView – RAID Manager, which we then download.

We have tested the installation for distributions from the RedHat family (CentOS, Fedora). For other distributions, the procedure may be different.

Since the application is 32-bit and we tried it on 64-bit Linux, you need to install some 32-bit libraries first:

yum install compat-libstdc* pciutils pam pam.i686 libstdc++.i686 zlib.i686 compat-libstdc++-33.i686

Then unzip the downloaded zip file and install the ServerView_RAID-5.01-01.i386.rpmp package with the following command:

rpm -ivh ServerView_RAID-5.01-01.i386.rpm

After the installation is complete, ServerView will start as an aurad service and will start automatically each time the server is started. This service is available via the web interface on port 3173. The address can then be, for example, in the form of https://46.28.108.88:3173.

When the page is loaded, the Java applet is loaded, through which you access the administration. The username and password are the same as for the system (eg: root and “password selected during installation”).

ServerView Login

Here it is then possible to completely manage the disks that are connected to the adapter. Here you can start synchronization when replacing a faulty disk, mount and unmount disks, create and delete logical drives, set up a hotspare disk…

Example of the RAID administration

It is very useful to set up sending e-mails when a fault is detected, or even informative status messages. If one of the disks fails, you can contact technical support, which will replace the disk as soon as possible.

E-mails are set in the E-mail log tab. If the SMTP daemon (postfix, sendmail) is running on the server, localhost (127.0.0.1) can be set as the SMTP server. Then it is necessary to fill in the address of the recipient (Recipient E-mail address) and the sender (Sender E-mail address). The filling in of other fields depends on the settings of the mail server you will use.

E-mail log tab