Adaptec Storage Manager
From Proxmox VE
This HowTo describes the installation of the Adaptec Storage Manager (ASM) on Proxmox VE. With ASM you can manage your Adaptec raid controllers installed on Proxmox VE servers and you can also configure email notifications in case of failures.
For current Adaptec Controller, see Adaptec maxView Storage Manager
I prefer to test ASM on a temporary Proxmox VE installation (as a KVM guest) and if everything works I will install it on the production machines.
Download the ASM from the Adaptec web site (choose 64-bit for Linux) and extract it to a temporary directory. For this guide I used the following version: storman_7.30-18837_amd64.deb
Now you will see a deb package which can be installed on any Proxmox VE server (alien is not needed anymore).
Install the deb package
dpkg -i storman_7.30-18837_amd64.deb
The installation script does not configure the rc scripts. Here are the needed steps to make sure the agent is started automatically on boot.
Edit the /etc/init.d/stor_agent file.
Identify the lines beginning with #Default and change them to:
# Default-Start: 2 3 5 # Default-Stop: 0 1 6
Update rc scripts:
update-rc.d stor_agent defaults
Now, you can start the stor_agent manually (or reboot):
Install ASM on your desktop
Install ASM on your desktop and connect to the remote Proxmox VE server with running ASM agent (I used the Windows Vista version of ASM).
Now I configured email notifications so in case of any failure I get a notification about the issue.