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    S.M.A.R.T. using ESXi

    Hi, This is a continuation of some ancient threads: http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=4080 http://xpenology.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1848 I like to reopen this topic because, from my point of view, the most relevant limitation using virtualization for runninng XPEnology is the lack of smart monitoring Si, I propose a new solution for SMART monitoring using ESXi. Yes, using Physical-RDMs is possible to read SMART values! So the only problem is enable this funtion in XPEnology. --- First, read these two pages: 1) FlexRAID using ESXi: http://www.flexraid.com/2014/02/07/stor ... m-vs-vmdk/ Go to point #14 and see the proposed solution for read S.M.A.R.T. info using pRDM: "smartctl --device=sat,auto" 2) Manual of SmartMonTools: https://www.smartmontools.org/browser/t ... rtctl.8.in Go to point "-d TYPE, --device=TYPE" and see the reason of use this command: "sat[,auto][,N] - the device type is SCSI to ATA Translation (SAT). This is for ATA disks that have a SCSI to ATA Translation (SAT) Layer (SATL) between the disk and the operating system. SAT defines two ATA PASS THROUGH SCSI commands, one 12 bytes long and the other 16 bytes long. The default is the 16 byte variant which can be overridden with either '-d sat,12' or '-d sat,16'. If '-d sat,auto' is specified, device type SAT (for ATA/SATA disks) is only used if the SCSI INQUIRY data reports a SATL (VENDOR: "ATA "). Otherwise device type SCSI (for SCSI/SAS disks) is used." --- As a proof of concept I do this test on my current XPEnology instance (5.1 running on top of ESXi 5.5 with 4 HD in PHYSICAL RDM)... XPEnology> smartctl --device=sat,auto -a /dev/sda smartctl 6.2 (build date May 11 2015) [x86_64-linux-3.10.35] (local build) Copyright (C) 2002-13, Bruce Allen, Christian Franke, www.smartmontools.org === START OF INFORMATION SECTION === Model Family: Western Digital Red (AF) Device Model: WDC WD30EFRX-68EUZN0 Serial Number: WD-******************** LU WWN Device Id: 5 0014ee 20c7e9792 Firmware Version: 82.00A82 User Capacity: 3,000,592,982,016 bytes [3.00 TB] Sector Sizes: 512 bytes logical, 4096 bytes physical Rotation Rate: 5400 rpm Device is: In smartctl database [for details use: -P show] ATA Version is: ACS-2 (minor revision not indicated) SATA Version is: SATA 3.0, 6.0 Gb/s (current: 3.0 Gb/s) Local Time is: Thu Feb 25 11:00:56 2016 CET SMART support is: Available - device has SMART capability. SMART support is: Enabled === START OF READ SMART DATA SECTION === SMART STATUS RETURN: incomplete response, ATA output registers missing SMART overall-health self-assessment test result: PASSED Warning: This result is based on an Attribute check. General SMART Values: Offline data collection status: (0x00) Offline data collection activity was never started. Auto Offline Data Collection: Disabled. Self-test execution status: ( 0) The previous self-test routine completed without error or no self-test has ever been run. Total time to complete Offline data collection: (40380) seconds. Offline data collection capabilities: (0x7b) SMART execute Offline immediate. Auto Offline data collection on/off support. Suspend Offline collection upon new command. Offline surface scan supported. Self-test supported. Conveyance Self-test supported. Selective Self-test supported. SMART capabilities: (0x0003) Saves SMART data before entering power-saving mode. Supports SMART auto save timer. Error logging capability: (0x01) Error logging supported. General Purpose Logging supported. Short self-test routine recommended polling time: ( 2) minutes. Extended self-test routine recommended polling time: ( 405) minutes. Conveyance self-test routine recommended polling time: ( 5) minutes. SCT capabilities: (0x703d) SCT Status supported. SCT Error Recovery Control supported. SCT Feature Control supported. SCT Data Table supported. SMART Attributes Data Structure revision number: 16 Vendor Specific SMART Attributes with Thresholds: ID# ATTRIBUTE_NAME FLAG VALUE WORST THRESH TYPE UPDATED WHEN_FAILED RAW_VALUE 1 Raw_Read_Error_Rate 0x002f 200 200 051 Pre-fail Always - 0 3 Spin_Up_Time 0x0027 181 181 021 Pre-fail Always - 5908 4 Start_Stop_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 6 5 Reallocated_Sector_Ct 0x0033 200 200 140 Pre-fail Always - 0 7 Seek_Error_Rate 0x002e 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 9 Power_On_Hours 0x0032 099 099 000 Old_age Always - 1169 10 Spin_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0 11 Calibration_Retry_Count 0x0032 100 253 000 Old_age Always - 0 12 Power_Cycle_Count 0x0032 100 100 000 Old_age Always - 6 192 Power-Off_Retract_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 4 193 Load_Cycle_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 20 194 Temperature_Celsius 0x0022 117 113 000 Old_age Always - 33 196 Reallocated_Event_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 197 Current_Pending_Sector 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 198 Offline_Uncorrectable 0x0030 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0 199 UDMA_CRC_Error_Count 0x0032 200 200 000 Old_age Always - 0 200 Multi_Zone_Error_Rate 0x0008 100 253 000 Old_age Offline - 0 SMART Error Log Version: 1 No Errors Logged SMART Self-test log structure revision number 1 No self-tests have been logged. [To run self-tests, use: smartctl -t] SMART Selective self-test log data structure revision number 1 SPAN MIN_LBA MAX_LBA CURRENT_TEST_STATUS 1 0 0 Not_testing 2 0 0 Not_testing 3 0 0 Not_testing 4 0 0 Not_testing 5 0 0 Not_testing Selective self-test flags (0x0): After scanning selected spans, do NOT read-scan remainder of disk. If Selective self-test is pending on power-up, resume after 0 minute delay. So, as XPEnology is using smartctl for read smart values, I suggest to include some support for use this tweak when calling to the command or provide some function for tweak (add new parameters) to the call when the user likes to use some virtual environment. You agree?
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    Drivers requests for DSM 5.2

    Hi, Excuse me for duplicate posting (viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5026&start=1670#p51762). I only like to request for include all LVM drivers. These are missing at time: dm-log.ko; dm-region-hash.ko; dm-mirror.ko Thank you!
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    SSD cache on latest DSM with XPEnology

    Hi, Someone is working on fix this?
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    SSD cache on latest DSM with XPEnology

    I hope soon SSD support is added! This is a must have!
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    USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter

    Hi, I'm in the same point: After the xhci support we need the driver for AX88179 devices (99.99% of all USB 3.0 Gigabit Ethernet Nics are based on this chip). So, please, add this driver to the XPE! I suggest to create a shared repository with KERNEL drivers not included in the release. It's very easy to copy the .ko file to the install directory and enable it in the boot. Someone likes this?
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    Microserver G7 N54L or Gen8 1610T

    Proces on UK are... Here, I found G7 for 140€ and G8 for no less than 299€ (regular prices around 400€). Anyway, I prefer AMD over Intel because the limitation in the MAX RAM. I hope HP will release soon Microserver G9 with AMD CPUs.
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    Microserver G7 N54L or Gen8 1610T

    Hi, Please, think on this: - Price of G7 N54L is 1/3 than Gen8, so you can purchase THREE G7 instead of one G8. - You can add ALL memory that you like on G7: 2x8GB of RAM. My opinion is that HP has done a big mistake changing from AMD to Intel in the Microserver line: All Intel chipset have artificial limitation about RAM.
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    Compatible DVB-S2 card or usb?

    Hi, I repeat: forget USB DVB-S2 devices!!! http://www.amazon.de/Smart-Satelliten-R ... B00DILS7JY 55 Euro, DVB-S2 (1 tuner) SAT>IP server... working 24/7 from several months. Less expensive that a USB DVB-S2 receiver, and without the problem of drivers... SAT>IP is a PROTOCOL, and don't need DRIVERS. Belive me: NO MORE USB DVB-S2 DEVICES, NEVER MORE!
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    Drivers requests for DSM 5.2

    Hi, When a package of drivers for DSM 5.0 (or 5.1 beta)?
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    Compatible DVB-S2 card or usb?

    Hi, Forget to use PCI or USB DVB tuners. Upgrade to next level: SAT>IP servers! You can purchase devices with 4 DVB-S2 tuners for €120, or devices with 1 DVB-S2 tuner for €50 (Mirage CX STB). I run several of them with clients inside virtual machines. No difference between PCI/PCIe/USB devices except that you don't have any hardware troubles!