I’ve just deployed a OpenIndiana storage system which uses a SuperMicro JBOD SC847E16-RJBOD1 45 disk enclosure and an LSI Logic SAS 9205-8e HBA controller with OpenIndiana (build 151a). This enclosure allows you to fit huge amount of storage into just 4U rack space.
- Identify where your disks are in your enclosure
- Toggle the disk locator identify led on and off.
- Run a smartcl test
So I can now locate my faulted disk with a clear blinking red led so that I can replace it safely.
Installation: Copy both binaries to /usr/sbin and you’re ready to go. Try first running diskmap.py and execute the discover command. Then you can list your disks and their addresses in the enclosure by saying disks.
There’s also the great lsiutil tool available. You need to find the 1.63 version which supports the 9205-8e controller. Unfortunately for some reason LSI has not yet made this tool available on their site. You can download it in the mean time from here: http://www.juhonkoti.net/media/LSIUTIL-1.63.zip