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Raid management on UCS 210M2 with ESXI 4.1

Hi there,

I'm trying to figure out what is the best way to monitor the raid on an 210M2 with the megaraid card.  Currently I have install ESXI 4.1 with a windows 7 worksation.  On this workstation I have install the MSM but of course you can only see the raid of that workstation...  What I've read on the LSI doc is that you need to install some kind of "drivers" on the esxi console to be able to monitor the whole raid...  But with the limited options in the console shell of esxi, ( no rpm ), its impossible to install that driver ...

The question is how its possible to use MSM with ESXI 4.1 to monitor/manage the raid of the ucs210m2 ?

I've install the esxi 4.1 cisco iso

regards

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Hello ,

Please refer to following doc for MSM to monitor system running ESXi

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/unified_computing/ucs/3rd-party/lsi/mrsas/userguide/LSI_MR_SAS_SW_UG.pdf

HTH

Padma

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Well, if you read the doc and try to install the "driver" on an esxi 4.1 you will find that you cannot do that since the console is ultra limited and you cannot install rpm that is needed for the "driver"

so any other way to monitor raid ? ... maybe you cannot monitor raid on ucs210m2 with msm with esxi4.1 and have to count on snmp only

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Hello,

Based on what I have read, we do not need to install anything on ESXi hosts. MSM works with ESXi through CIM provider.

Refer to section .6.5.4.1 in the LSI doc. Also, here is the KB article from LSI

http://kb.lsi.com/KnowledgebaseArticle16430.aspx

Make sure the requried network ports are open between the system running MSM and ESXi host.

HTH

Padma

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