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March 15th, 2024 06:52

Show RAID and disks in Windows Server

Hi,

I would like to know if there is a soft for Windows (server 2019) to display the RAID, the physical drives, maybe the SMART too, on a PowerEdge R440. I can't just reboot to go in the BIOS and all. The Windows volume manager is just showing one big disk but I assume there is a RAID and I'd like to get all the info about disks. Is there an easy way to do that ?

Thanks for your help.

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March 15th, 2024 07:10

There is OMSA(OpenManage Server Administrator) for Windows/Linux which you need to install.

The iDRAC Tools (racadm) which can be installed on Windows, Linux, ESXi can query the iDRAC through the OS and you will be able to fetch all hardware and alarms.

If your PowerEdge is equipped with a iDRAC you also get the infos there by point your Browser to the iDRAC IP. The iDRAC also offer SNMP/Redfish.

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March 15th, 2024 08:15

All tools i mentioned are original Dell Software and free for use with you PowerEdge Server.

Download OMSA 11.0.1:
https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=3j5rf&oscode=ws22l&productcode=poweredge-r760

Note: OMSA will go EOL later this year and will be replaced by iDRAC + the small ISM within the GuestOS.

OMSA:

Its mainly a Web app and you point your browser to  https://serverOrIP:1311  . If you wanna access the GUI from remote you need to open 1311/tcp within the windows firewall.

iDRAC:

Regards,
Joerg

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March 15th, 2024 07:33

Hi !

Thanks for the quick answer :) All I can see for now is a Perc H330 board. Is the iDrac supposed to show in the device manager ?

Are OMSA and Racdam free to download and use without licence concern ?

Thanks again !

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March 15th, 2024 08:32

@BenCo34​ 

Is the iDrac supposed to show in the device manager ?

No.. the iDRAC is the integrated Dell Remote Access Card.... its ILO, iRMC (how other vendors named there solutions)

Every Dell server have an iDRAC but i comes in different flavours like Basic/Express or Enterprise or Enterprise Adv. So you get different features.

The iDRAC normaly have a dedicated NIC(the one with the wrench symbol) or share one of the LOMs with your GuestOS(not so common).

If your PowerEdge have the LCD Bezel you can look how iDRAC is setup or you can configure it.

Same and more is possible with racadm.exe (its a command line tool)

Regards,
Joerg

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March 15th, 2024 08:38

Ok thank you very much ! I will give that a try and see what happens :D

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March 15th, 2024 13:28

Ok.. i have an easier answer for you. There is a cmd tool for your HBA.

There is  https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-us/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=9vtvt&lwp=rt

C:\>perccli64 /c0 show
Generating detailed summary of the adapter, it may take a while to complete.

CLI Version = 007.2616.0000.0000 Dec 06, 2023
Operating system = Windows Server 2019
Controller = 0
Status = Success
Description = None

Product Name = PERC H740P Adapter
Serial Number = 07N00WP
SAS Address =  52cea7f05f149c00
PCI Address = 00:18:00:00
System Time = 03/15/2024 14:25:23
Mfg. Date = 07/30/20
Controller Time = 03/15/2024 14:25:23
FW Package Build = 51.16.0-5150
BIOS Version = 7.16.00.0_0x07100501
FW Version = 5.160.00-3936
Driver Name = megasas35.sys
Driver Version = 7.711.04.00
Current Personality = RAID-Mode
Vendor Id = 0x1000
Device Id = 0x16
SubVendor Id = 0x1028
SubDevice Id = 0x1FCB
Host Interface = PCI-E
Device Interface = SAS-12G
Bus Number = 24
Device Number = 0
Function Number = 0
Domain ID = 0
Security Protocol = None
Drive Groups = 1

TOPOLOGY :
========

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
DG Arr Row EID:Slot DID Type  State BT      Size PDC  PI SED DS3  FSpace TR
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 0 -   -   -        -   RAID6 Optl  N  72.768 TB dflt N  N   dflt N      N
 0 0   -   -        -   RAID6 Optl  N  72.768 TB dflt N  N   dflt N      N
 0 0   0   64:0     0   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   1   64:10    10  DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   2   64:11    11  DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   3   64:1     1   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   4   64:2     2   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   5   64:3     3   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   6   64:4     4   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   7   64:5     5   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   8   64:6     6   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   9   64:7     7   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   10  64:8     8   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
 0 0   11  64:9     9   DRIVE Onln  N   7.276 TB dflt N  N   dflt -      N
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

DG=Disk Group Index|Arr=Array Index|Row=Row Index|EID=Enclosure Device ID
DID=Device ID|Type=Drive or RAID Type|Onln=Online|Rbld=Rebuild|Optl=Optimal
Dgrd=Degraded|Pdgd=Partially degraded|Offln=Offline|BT=Background Task Active
PDC=PD Cache|PI=Protection Info|SED=Self Encrypting Drive|Frgn=Foreign
DS3=Dimmer Switch 3|dflt=Default|Msng=Missing|FSpace=Free Space Present
TR=Transport Ready

Virtual Drives = 1

VD LIST :
=======

--------------------------------------------------------------
DG/VD TYPE  State Access Consist Cache Cac sCC      Size Name
--------------------------------------------------------------
0/0   RAID6 Optl  RW     Yes     RWBD  -   OFF 72.768 TB DATA
--------------------------------------------------------------

VD=Virtual Drive| DG=Drive Group|Rec=Recovery
Cac=CacheCade|OfLn=OffLine|Pdgd=Partially Degraded|Dgrd=Degraded
Optl=Optimal|dflt=Default|RO=Read Only|RW=Read Write|HD=Hidden|TRANS=TransportReady
B=Blocked|Consist=Consistent|R=Read Ahead Always|NR=No Read Ahead|WB=WriteBack
AWB=Always WriteBack|WT=WriteThrough|C=Cached IO|D=Direct IO|sCC=Scheduled
Check Consistency

Physical Drives = 12

PD LIST :
=======

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
EID:Slt DID State DG     Size Intf Med SED PI SeSz Model                Sp Type
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
64:0      0 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:1      1 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:2      2 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:3      3 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:4      4 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:5      5 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:6      6 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:7      7 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:8      8 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:9      9 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:10    10 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
64:11    11 Onln   0 7.276 TB SATA HDD N   N  512B HGST HUS728T8TALE6L0 U  -
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

EID=Enclosure Device ID|Slt=Slot No|DID=Device ID|DG=DriveGroup
DHS=Dedicated Hot Spare|UGood=Unconfigured Good|GHS=Global Hotspare
UBad=Unconfigured Bad|Sntze=Sanitize|Onln=Online|Offln=Offline|Intf=Interface
Med=Media Type|SED=Self Encryptive Drive|PI=PI Eligible
SeSz=Sector Size|Sp=Spun|U=Up|D=Down|T=Transition|F=Foreign
UGUnsp=UGood Unsupported|UGShld=UGood shielded|HSPShld=Hotspare shielded
CFShld=Configured shielded|Cpybck=CopyBack|CBShld=Copyback Shielded
UBUnsp=UBad Unsupported|Rbld=Rebuild

Enclosures = 1

Enclosure LIST :
==============

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
EID State Slots PD PS Fans TSs Alms SIM Port# ProdID    VendorSpecific
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 64 OK       12 12  0    0   0    0   1 -     BP14G+EXP
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

EID=Enclosure Device ID | PD=Physical drive count | PS=Power Supply count
TSs=Temperature sensor count | Alms=Alarm count | SIM=SIM Count | ProdID=Product ID


BBU_Info :
========

----------------------------------------------
Model State   RetentionTime Temp Mode MfgDate
----------------------------------------------
BBU   Optimal 0 hour(s)     30C  -    0/00/00
----------------------------------------------

9 Posts

March 16th, 2024 08:47

It would have been nice but it is unable to find any controller.

The command :

perccli64.exe show all

returns :

Number of controllers =0

Too bad ^^

9 Posts

March 16th, 2024 09:39

Okay OMSA does the job thank you again, have a nice day :)

9 Posts

March 16th, 2024 10:15

Hey maybe you can help with that too ?

I'm not familiar with servers hardware and SAS. OMSA says my Perc H330 is embedded, should I understand that there is not dedicated board ?

Also, how can I check how many disk I could add in the server ? For now there are 4x 2,4To SAS 2,5". On the front of the server I see 4 free racks for HD, but they look different thant the populated racks. I have tried to find Perc H330 specs to check how many drives I can connect to it, but I'm not sur that's the way it works. Can you help me about these questions ?

Many thanks again :)

(edited)

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March 17th, 2024 11:38

The H330 supports up to 32* physical disks. The 4 slots on the right are covered by blind adapter. So you need disks and trays. You should check dell.de/support and after insert your service tag you can select "product specification" on the right. I expect a model with 8x2.5" backplane.

* Depends on the choosen raid level(for example a RAID 1 are max. 2 phys. Disks +  one Hotspare).

Keep in mind that the H330 is a low cost Raid HBA without cache and battery. If you find a H730/H740 mini it might be a good replacement.

(edited)

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March 17th, 2024 12:27

Ok thanks again, I will take a look using the service tag, didn't think about it !

9 Posts

March 17th, 2024 12:38

Ok they're speaking about 8x 2,5" chassis (ASSY,CHAS,2.5X8,HP,OCP,R440), but not about backplate. Should I assume it's the same ?

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March 17th, 2024 12:48

Yes its the same.

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April 1st, 2024 17:54

Ok thank you very much you helped me a lot !

Have a nice day !

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