Proxmox VE based on Debian,but vendor software for monitoring RAID is not installable

bcnx

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Hi all,

I am in the process of doing research about the capabilities of Proxmox VE to have it replace my HA farm of Xen hypervisors based on SLES10.
The SLES10 servers are based on HP server hardware and HP offers rpms for SLES (and Red Hat Enterprise servers) to monitor the RAID health for instance.
I depend on this software because my Zabbix monitoring software checks this software for the RAID health status. As soon as a RAID configuration suffers from a broken disk and get degraded, Zabbix informs me of that.
Obviously, when turning to Proxmox and thus to a Debian based setup, this software is not going to run.

How do you guys fix this? Do you buy third party RAID controllers that offer debian software? Or do you simply not monitor your VE hosts?

Looking out for your replies!

Cheers,

BC
 

bcnx

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Re: Proxmox VE based on Debian,but vendor software for monitoring RAID is not install

I will assume that your HP servers a Proliant server grade hardware?
Have you read this: https://wiki.debian.org/HP/ProLiant

And especially this: http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/debian/index.html

Ah, interesting! I had no idea HP committed to support Debian, so I didn't even try researching that. I suppose that the Proxmox Debian allows to install kernel source code and such in the event that compilation needs to be done for Proliant software?

Thx!

BC
 

mir

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Re: Proxmox VE based on Debian,but vendor software for monitoring RAID is not install

Ah, interesting! I had no idea HP committed to support Debian, so I didn't even try researching that. I suppose that the Proxmox Debian allows to install kernel source code and such in the event that compilation needs to be done for Proliant software?

Thx!

BC
Yes, proxmox let you compile kernel module from source given you have the kernel-headers installed. But why doing this since HP already have done that for you?;-)
http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/downloads/ProLiantSupportPack/Debian/pool/non-free/

Fetch the packages containing amd64 in their names and you should be get to go.
 

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