From: Robert Hardy <rhardy@we...> - 2011-01-13 20:35:40
I've got a 3ware 9750 8i with the latest firmware. I'm trying to use
smartmontools 5.40-1ubuntu1 (built from a PPA) under Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid
running a 2.6.32-26-server kernel with the 3w-sas driver built as a module
I get this when I run smartctl on my SAS drives (2 x ST3300656SS and 3 x
> smartctl -d 3ware,0 -a -T permissive /dev/twl0
Smartctl: Device Read Identity Failed (not an ATA/ATAPI device)
My experience with using smartmontools with SAS drives is limited.
The man page suggest that only works for SATA drives but says nothing about
how SAS monitoring might be accomplished.
I would really like to monitor these drives and be able to run smart tests
on the drives.
Will it ever be possible to do what I want?
i.e. do SAS drives simply not support smart functions?
Is there some syntax I can use which will get me the health of the
individual drives in my raid and allow me to run offline tests and see the
The closest I've gotten is getting health reports on the resulting raided
> smartctl -a -T permissive /dev/sda
smartctl 5.40 2010-10-16 r3189 [x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu] (local build)
Copyright (C) 2002-10 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net
Device: LSI 9750-8i DISK Version: 5.12
Serial number: 3Q[trimmed]
Device type: disk
Local Time is: Thu Jan 13 14:53:51 2011 EST
Device supports SMART and is Disabled
Temperature Warning Disabled or Not Supported
SMART Health Status: OK
Error Counter logging not supported
Device does not support Self Test logging
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated,