I’ve no reason to think that the 3Ware firmware update will be tricky at all, I’ve done hundreds of device firmware updates of various sorts this way and I can’t recall any that have failed. You can check the status and other things using the sas2ircu utiliity. Download the boot disk maker and follow instructions on making that bootable floppy. October 4th, 7. Given the above recommendation They have, amongst others, an ‘archttp’ module which enables a web interface!

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Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled. Here is a screenshot to see how it looks: The documentation for the command line interface can also be found on the home page of the Areca support site:.

Linux and Hardware RAID: an administrator’s summary

Not aware of any method of detecting the status for this RAID. The output in our case is: Information about how the consistency of RAID arrays controlled by Areca controllers can be tested can be found in the section referred to in the following article:. Configure your server individually at www. The instructions will be performed via SSH as the root user.

I do not see anything in the log that looks like the drives are discovered. Minimum status information is OK or degraded i.


[ubuntu] Adding 3Ware SE – Drives not seen by OS

What makes flashing the firmware on the 3Ware “more complicated”? Furthermore, the following commands are very appropriate for deployment in scripts that will be upgtade executed to notify server administrators by email, for 3qare, when there are problems with the status of the RAID arrays.

The best way to do this is to install the Java management utility for the 3Ware card. Join Date Aug Beans 2. You can find help regarding which commands are available from the command line utility by entering the ARCCONF command without additional commands or parameters. The second and preferred method is through driver update. The 3ware card for some reason doesn’t display a message when the 3ware bios is loading to press ALT-3 to enter the 3ware bios to configure the attached drives Thank you PS – My hardware is: If not, please report a bug with upvrade if known.

3Ware Eskalad series

We assemble and deliver in Europe within 24 hours. This file does not contain the RAID status.

I am at a 3aare as to how to proceed in troubleshooting this. It also handles failure detection and report it by mail and syslog.


There are two ways to upgrade the controller firmware. Thomas-Krenn is a synonym for servers made in Germany. You can get help regarding the individual commands by adding the -h or upgradw flags to the respective command.

Thanks, Helvick for the up vote. The 2nd method involves a kernel upgrade.

According to the 3ware forums Ubuntu has native support in the server version for this card. This page has been accessed 48, times.

Updating the firmware on a 3Ware SE controller via CLI – ARM Blog

Our experts are sharing their knowledge with you. While loading, the driver will upgrdae the current firmware revision and upgrade it automatically if the revision is older. Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. There are Debian packages of both tools available from http: This information is exceptionally important for the undisrupted operation of a server system and should be requested periodically.

I had some problems with Adaptec SA.