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Retrieve configuration and health status from LSI hardware RAID controllers.

November 2006
MPT-STATUS(8)                        System Manager's Manual                        MPT-STATUS(8)

NAME mpt-status - retrieve configuration and health status from LSI hardware RAID controllers
SYNOPSIS mpt-status [ options ]
DESCRIPTION The mpt-status software is a query tool to access the running configuration and status of LSI SCSI HBAs. mpt-status allows you to monitor the health and status of your RAID setup.
OPTIONS --autoload This will try to automatically load the mptctl kernel module. -u --controller <int> Set the IOC unit (controller). -h --help Print some help information. -n --newstyle Use the new style output. This parameter was introduced to retain backwards compat‐ ibility. If not set, you get the old style output. It is very likely that the out‐ put of the newstyle format will change heavily in the future, so do not rely on it when writing plugins for monitoring software, for example. -i --set_id <int> Set id of primary device (check README). -p --probe_id Use this to probe SCSI id's when not on id 0. -q --quiet Do not display any warnings. -s --status_only Only print the status information. This can be used for easy scripting -v --verbose Print verbose information, such as warnings -V --version Print version information -d --debug [<int>] Enable debugging and set level optionally. NOTE: This is not fully implemented yet.
DIAGNOSTICS The program's exit(2) status is meant to be interpreted as a bit mask. If everything went well, zero is returned. If not (i.e. if for example an error or unknown condition is detected), the bits of the return value shall be interpreted as: Bit Value Meaning ───────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── 0 1 Abnormal condition / unknown error 1 2 A logical volume has failed 2 4 A logical volume is degraded 3 8 A logical volume is resyncing 4 16 At least one physical disk failed 5 32 At least one physical disk is in warning condition
REPORTING BUGS Report bugs to your linux distribution or software vendor, if mpt-status was bundled on your installation. If you have been compiling mpt-status from the vanilla sources and experience problems, redirect them to preferably <> or <>.
BUGS Besides design bugs, gross software engineering and missing features, this software is considered pretty stable and can be used in production environments.
FILES /dev/mptctl
SEE ALSO LSI Logic provides CLI tools for megaraid controllers which you can find on their webpage, following
AUTHOR mpt-status was written by Roberto Nibali <>. This manual page was written by Steffen Joeris <>, for the Debian project (but may be used by others).
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