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Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2017-06-27, 16:40 PM

Reviewing the Lenovo documentation, there should be a MegaRAID utility available for Windows, for the System x3100 M5 5457 server. This is a handy utility for checking RAID health and setting up email notification, etc. But I can't get any search results for MegaRAID for that model server. So....where can I find it?

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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2018-08-15, 21:06 PM

One last update--after a bit of hunting with Lenovo support, I was forwarded a link to a version of MegaRAID Storage Manager that worked with this server--version 17.05.01.03. It was at https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/downloadFixes?parent=System%20x3100%20M5&product=ibm/systemx/5457&&platform=All&includeZip=false&function=fixId&fixids=ibm_utl_msm_17.05.01.03_windows_32-64&includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=ddp&source=fc

 

This version detected the controller and disks.

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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2017-06-27, 17:13 PM
Is this what you're looking for?

https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/documents/migr-5073015
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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2017-06-27, 17:46 PM

Thanks for the link. I tried the Lenovo one. It installed OK but couldn't find any RAID adapter (It's an IBM ServeRAID-M5110, which is listed on that page's support matrix.) I tried the IBM link from the page you sent, but the link is broken (I get that a LOT on Lenovo/IBM support pages!)

 

There was a similar thread about this and someone referred to IBM Fix Central link at https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/selectFixes?parent=System%20x3100%20M5&product=ibm/systemx/5457&&platform=All&function=all#ServeRAID. So I tried the download from that page, but same thing unfortunately. Can't find the RAID adapter....

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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2017-06-27, 18:48 PM

Is it possible that the system you have doesn't have the M5110 installed?  Out of most model, there is only one that comes standard with the M5110, see here: https://lenovopress.com/tips1165-system-x3100-m5#express-and-topseller-models

 

That's 5457-EKU.

 

The M5110 is an option of this platform, but doen'st usually come standard. Are you logged in through the IMM and it shows it has the M5110 controller?

 

I would check there first.

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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2018-08-14, 21:03 PM

Yes, it's a System X 3100 M5 5457, with an IBM ServeRAID-M5110. Our school district has plenty of Lenovo servers, but this particular type is a bit of an oddball. In any event I'm having a hard time trying to find the correct RAID utility. Windows Server 2016. All of our Lenovo System X and ThinkServers use the MegaRAID utility, and I saw some earlier posts referring to one for this model, but I haven't been able to find it.

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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2018-08-14, 21:34 PM

It looks like the MegaRAID utility isn't supported with the IBM ServeRAID M5110 adapter. Instead, I think the correct utility is a command line one called StorCLI. But I'm having a real pain trying to find the documentation on how to use it! Specifically, how to identify a failing disk, mark it offline, get info on rebuilding the array, etc. All I can find so far are hardware instructions...

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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2018-08-14, 21:54 PM

I did find this--the LSI Storage Authority Utility. It wasn't on the downloads listed for my server, but it did detect the ServeRAID M5110 and can see the status of the array. It's a web-based utility. It's at https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/ca/en/downloads/ds503106.

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Re: Can't find MegaRAID utility for System X3100

2018-08-15, 21:06 PM

One last update--after a bit of hunting with Lenovo support, I was forwarded a link to a version of MegaRAID Storage Manager that worked with this server--version 17.05.01.03. It was at https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/systemx/downloadFixes?parent=System%20x3100%20M5&product=ibm/systemx/5457&&platform=All&includeZip=false&function=fixId&fixids=ibm_utl_msm_17.05.01.03_windows_32-64&includeRequisites=1&includeSupersedes=0&downloadMethod=ddp&source=fc

 

This version detected the controller and disks.

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