Check Raid Status Windows

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This article explains how to monitor a hardware RAID and detect when the RAID is defective.

Identify Hardware Controller

The IONOS root servers use hardware controllers from 3ware, Areca, Adaptec, Broadcom or Dell.

You can check which hardware controller has been installed on your server in the Device Manager in the Storage Controller section. To open the Device Manager, enter the word Device Manager in the search field in the taskbar. You will then be able to select it.

RAID Controller Management Programs

The software required to manage each RAID controller is installed by default. If necessary, you can download the software for the respective controller here:

Adaptec RAID controller:


Broadcom RAID controller:


Dell RAID Controller:


3ware RAID controller:


Areca RAID controller:

Check the Status of the Hardware RAID

Adaptec RAID Controller

The Adaptec RAID controller is managed with the arcconf command line tool. Use the following commands to view detailed information about the Adaptec RAID controller and the configuration:

COMMAND EXPLANATION
arcconf GETCONFIG 1 This command displays information about the RAID controller, the configuration, RAID arrays, available disks and their current state.
arcconf getconfig 1 PD Use this command to display information about the existing hard disks.
arcconf getlogs controller-number device ¦ dead ¦ event [clear ¦ tabular] Use this command to display the log entries. You can use the following parameters to specify the type of log entries displayed:
Example: arcconf getlogs 1 device tabular DEVICE: Shows all log entries with errors the controller could detect on all connected devices.
DEAD: Shows all log entries where device and hard disk failures were recorded.
EVENT: Shows all log entries with information about special events (e.g. rebuilds, LDMs, etc.)
You can also specify the following parameters:
tabular: Displays the log in table format.
clear: Deletes the specified controller protocol.
arcconf getlogs controller-number device ¦ dead ¦ event [clear ¦ tabular] > FILENAME.log This command writes the log entries to a file.
Example: arcconf getlogs 1 device tabular > device.log
Broadcom RAID Controller

The Broadcom RAID controller is managed and controlled with the StorCLI command line tool. Use the following commands to display detailed information about the Broadcom RAID controller and the configuration:

COMMAND EXPLANATION
storcli64 /c0 show all This command displays information about the RAID controller and the configuration.
storcli64 /c0/eall/sall show Use this command to display information about the existing hard disks.
storcli64 /c0/eALL/sALL show all This command displays information about the available disks and their current status (serial number, temperature, etc.).
storcli /cx show eventloginfo Use this command to display the log entries.
Dell RAID Controller

The Dell RAID controller is managed using the PowerEdge RAID Controller command line interface (PERCCLI). Use the following commands to view detailed information about the Dell RAID controller and the configuration:

COMMAND EXPLANATION
perccli64 /c0/e32/s0 show all Use this command to display information about disk 0.
perccli64 /c0/e32/s1 show all Use this command to display information about disk 1.
perccli64 /c0 show Use this command to display information about the existing hard disks.
perccli /c0 show eventloginfo This command displays the log entries for controller 0.

3ware RAID Controller

tw_cli

The 3ware RAID controller is managed with the 3ware Storage Controller management command line interface. To open the command line interface enter the command tw_cli. Use the help command to display all available commands.

Please Note

If the 3ware Storage Controller Management Command Line Interface is not available on your server, you can download it on the following page:

To display information about the status of the RAID system, type the info command. This command displays information about the RAID and its current status. In this example, the RAID5 has a capacity of 1.36 TB and consists of 3 hard disks.

To display hardware RAID controller alerts, use the show alarms command:

An alarm message is displayed in the format shown below. In this example the third hard disk (unit=0, vport 2) has failed:

To remove the defective hard disk from the RAID on the third port (p2), enter the following command:

After replacing the defective hard disk, the new hard disk has to be recognized. To do this, enter the following command:

To mount and rebuild a disk on the third port, type the following command:

To view information about rebuilding the RAID, type the following command:

Monitor 3ware RAID Controllers with the Software 3ware Disk Manager 2

3ware offers the software 3ware Disk Manager 2 (3dm2). With this software, you can manage and monitor the 3ware RAID controller.

You can download 3ware Disk Manager 2 here:

3ware Documentation

For more information on installation, configuration and application, please refer to the 3ware documentation. You can find it here:

Areca RAID Controller

Download the and run it on your server.

The complete CLI manual can be downloaded from Areca at .

Below, some sample commands are listed.

With the command < cmd> info you can request system information. For example, after entering the hw info command, the hardware monitor information is displayed:

To display information about the disks, type the following command:

Use the following command to display system information about the Areca RAID controller:

To display current events, type the following command:

Use the following command to get information about the current RAID set:

In this example the RAID set consists of 3 x 750 GB.

To display information about the logical RAID volumes, type the following command:

Areca Documentation

Check Raid Status Windows Server 2016

For further information on installation, configuration and application, please refer to the Areca documentation. You can find it here:

Required Steps after Replacing a Hard Disk

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Raid Status Monitor

When a defective hard disk is replaced, the rebuild of the RAID system usually starts automatically. To ensure the functionality of the RAID system, we recommend to monitor the rebuild of the RAID system.

Monitoring RAID status

To view the RAID status, go to System Settings > RAID Management. The RAID Management pane displays the RAID level, status, and disk space usage. It also shows the status, size, and model of each disk in the RAID array.

The Alert Message Console widget, located in System Settings > Dashboard, provides detailed information about RAID array failures. For more information see Alert Messages Console widget.

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Summary

Shows summary information about the RAID array.

Graphic

Displays the position and status of each disk in the RAID array. Hover the cursor over each disk to view details.

RAID Level

Displays the selected RAID level.

Click Change to change the selected RAID level. When you change the RAID settings, all data is deleted.

Status

Displays the overall status of the RAID array.

Disk Space Usage

Displays the total size of the disk space, how much disk space is used, and how much disk space is free.

Disk Management

Shows information about each disk in the RAID array.

Disk Number

Identifies the disk number for each disk.

Disk Status

Displays the status of each disk in the RAID array.

  • Ready: The hard drive is functioning normally.
  • Rebuilding: The FortiAnalyzer unit is writing data to a newly added hard drive in order to restore the hard drive to an optimal state. The FortiAnalyzer unit is not fully fault tolerant until rebuilding is complete.
  • Initializing: The FortiAnalyzer unit is writing to all the hard drives in the device in order to make the array fault tolerant.
  • Verifying: The FortiAnalyzer unit is ensuring that the parity data of a redundant drive is valid.
  • Degraded: The hard drive is no longer being used by the RAID controller.
  • Inoperable: One or more drives are missing from the FortiAnalyzer unit. The drive is no longer available to the operating system. Data on an inoperable drive cannot be accessed.

Size (GB)

Displays the size, in GB, of each disk.

Disk Model

Displays the model number of each disk.