RAID Monitoring: PERC H710 Mini and Debian

Debian 7 works with the PERC H710 Mini in a Dell R520 out of the box. To monitor this however you need a binary from LSI. Helpfully, this comes in a packaged form from pointed me in the right direction. To install, add the repo in a .list file:

deb wheezy main

and then add the key:

wget -O - | apt-key add -

Update the repository lists, and then install the relevant package:

apt-get install megaclisas-status

Running megaclisas-status should then give the status of the array(s). The script is set up by default to email root every two hours if there is a problem. These defaults can be overridden using a defaults file:


You need to create this if necessary. The defaults are:

MAILTO=root # Where to report problems
PERIOD=600 # Seconds between each check (default 10 minutes)
REMIND=7200 # Seconds between each reminder (default 2 hours)

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If you have the system set up to divert root email to you then it should just work.

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Jamie Scott

IT Administrator at the Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow