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How to check system's health (specially storage) w/o rebooting the server? (R420 + H710m)

Thats it. Theres so much time since I assembled this machine I cant remember how to check things in it w/o a reboot. How is that possible? I cant stop the services running in the VMs in this server but theres a long time since Ive checked the disks' health (2 disks in raid1) and details like CPU's temps...

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Out of Band management: iDRAC. For sure iDRAC will alarm with email if you have configure and activate it but IIRC the iDRAC7 doesnt include a "storage" section within its GUI.

In Band: OpenManage Server Administrator(The webapp which listen on port 1311) or iDRAC tools aka "racadm" which is usefull when you have forget IP address and Password from your iDRAC.

Note: Our nagios like monitoring system use the command line stuff which comes with OMSA and also SNMP.

Regards,
Joerg

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Out of Band management: iDRAC. For sure iDRAC will alarm with email if you have configure and activate it but IIRC the iDRAC7 doesnt include a "storage" section within its GUI.

In Band: OpenManage Server Administrator(The webapp which listen on port 1311) or iDRAC tools aka "racadm" which is usefull when you have forget IP address and Password from your iDRAC.

Note: Our nagios like monitoring system use the command line stuff which comes with OMSA and also SNMP.

Regards,
Joerg

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Thanks. I remember I configured the iDRAC back them, but I dont remember none of the access credentials Ive set. I guess I will have to reboot the machine and look what I want the easy way

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Stop!
There is no reboot needed when you have lost your iDRAC credentials. Just install the iDRAC tools "racadm" within the Host OS(Windows, ESXi,Linux) and when executing "racadm" with root/administrator rights you can talk direclty with the local iDRAC and you can also change the "root" password at least on "modern" iDRAC version. You have a 12Gen server which is iDRAC6 so iam not sure 100%.

Hint: The default idrac password it "calvin" and you should use this one first

Regards,
Joerg

 

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Thanks for the info, hope it will solve.

Marco


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