I didn't try your CVS workaround, but I followed your
other try another channel suggestions, one try Oracle and the other Red Hat with
bugzilla. Red Hat came back with we don't support this product, but I did
receive a suggestion from an Oracle Tech/Linux Forum. Here is what I
got: Get the rpm-src for smarttools from the link below
1.rpmbuild --rebuild smartmontools-5.37-2.fc7.src.rpm
2.rpm -ivh --force --nodeps /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/smartmontools-5.37-2.i386.rpm
3.service restart smartd
From: Michael Mansour [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2007 9:47 PM
To: Chuck Noga - CAN; email@example.com
Subject: Re: [smartmontools-support] smartd service failure
> To whom it may concern,
> We have just loaded Unbreakable Linux 4 on a new HP Proliant DL360
Yes, this is just a derivative of RHEL4, thanks to Oracle's Ellison.
> Server. The server has a HP Smart Array Raid controller that is
> recognized as a CCISS drive in Linux. From the get go, and after doing
> all ULN required updates, this service on start was failing, smartd.
By default the service will always fail on HP Proliant Servers, this is because the smartmontools version packaged with Red Hat 4 is quite old (5.33) and doesn't support cciss controllers.
You have an option of suggesting to Oracle to upgrade it, since being their distribution they have the option to do that without sticking to Red Hat's packaged environment. I'd suspect they won't do this though, or maybe raise a bugzilla with Red Hat asking for an upgrade?
> After doing some research it look like version of smartmontools that
> came packaged with our version of the Unbreakable Linux 4 is version
> 5.33 . I checked your Homepage
Red Hat don't use a smartmontool "RPM package", they instead package it into the kernel-utils RPM package.
> (http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net/) and it looks like the more
> recent version of this package, smartmontools
> v.5.37 supports this CCISS (Compaq Smart Array Controller) for Linux
> and was added 2006-10-09. Long story short, it looks like we may need
> to upgrade this package, from 5.33 to 5.37, and I was wondering if
> anyone has any details on obtaining this package or any other
> suggestions on getting this smartd service to work?
Go to the smartmontool sourceforge download page, read the instructions for downloading the CVS version, then install from that:
then modify the /etc/init.d/smartd script to reference the updated instance of smartd located in /usr/local/sbin then configure the controllers in the /usr/local/etc/smartd.conf then restart the service.
tail the /var/log/messages file to see your newly monitored drives.
> Thanks for your help and time in advance.
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