Configuring the ServeRAID Manager agent
You can configure the ServeRAID Manager agent port number and alarm. You can
also configure the ServeRAID Manager agent to log events to the operating system
event log. To configure the agent, edit the file RaidAgnt.pps or adjust the
General settings in the ServeRAID Manager agent console.
RaidAgnt.pps is located in the same directory where you installed the ServeRAID Manager. If the RaidAgnt.pps file does not exist when you start the ServeRAID Manager
agent, a new file is created with the default settings.
- The RaidAgnt.pps file is preserved during a ServeRAID Manager upgrade.
- If you change settings while the ServeRAID Manager agent is running,
you must stop and restart the agent to make the changes take effect.
- The ServeRAID Manager agent alarm is not supported by the ServeRAID Manager in bootable-CD mode.
Configuring the port number
The default port number for the ServeRAID Manager agent and console (client)
is 34571. To change the port number, edit the following line in the file RaidAgnt.pps:
For accessing managed systems, the ServeRAID Manager uses five consecutive ports
starting from the startup port: 34571, 34572, 34573, 34574, and 34575. If your system
has a conflict with these ports, change the startup port to a different port
Configuring the alarm
When the ServeRAID Manager agent is started, it reads the alarm settings. When
a critical or fatal event occurs in the RAID subsystem, the ServeRAID Manager
agent triggers its alarm, if enabled. The alarm continues at the specified interval
until you either:
- Correct all the critical and fatal problems (if agent.auto.off.alarm is
set to true).
- Delete the file alarm.on. This file is located in the same directory where
you installed the ServeRAID Manager. When you delete this file, the alarm
stops until the next critical or fatal event occurs. The alarm.on file is
automatically created each time the alarm starts.
You can configure the following alarm settings:
Specifies whether the agent alarm is enabled or disabled. Set this value to
true to enable the alarm or false to disable the alarm. The default value
Specifies the interval (in seconds) between audible alarms. The default is
300 seconds (5 minutes).
Specifies whether the alarm should turn off automatically when no more problems
are detected. Set this value to true to cause the alarm to turn off automatically,
or false to manually turn the alarm off. If you set this value to false, you
must delete the file alarm.on to turn off the alarm. The default is true.
Configuring event logging
The ServeRAID Manager agent logs warning and fatal events to the operating
system event log. You can view the event log from
the ServeRAID Manager console. For Windows systems, you can also view the event
log with the Windows Event Viewer. For Unix systems, events are logged according
to the /etc/syslog.conf settings. (For more information, see the syslogd(8)
You can enable and disable event logging by editing the following line in the
file RaidAgnt.pps. Set the value to true to enable event logging (the default)
or false to disable event logging.
agent.enable.logEventsWithOS = true
Configuring polling intervals
The ServeRAID Manager agent uses the following parameters to set the polling interval for ServeRAID SCSI controllers:
For optimal performance, leave
Sets the polling interval (in milliseconds) for ServeRAID task progress (rebuild, sync, %COPYBACK%, and so on).
The default and minimum value is 1000 ms (1 second).
Sets the polling interval (in milliseconds) for checking the binary configuration (logical drives, state changes, defunct drives, and so on).
The default and minimum value is 5000 ms (5 seconds).
Sets the polling interval (in milliseconds) for checking the complete binary configuration (enclosure problems, fan, power, and so on).
The default and minimum value is 15000 ms (15 seconds).
serveraid.progress.poll.interval set to the default value; then,
and make sure that:
serveraid.progress.poll.interval < serveraid.config.poll.interval < serveraid.complete.poll.interval
These settings ensure that the ServeRAID Manager provides
timely reports on task progress and configuration changes while minimizing CPU usage.