This server is a Dell R200 running Ubuntu 8.04LTS using a LSI SAS1068E raid card supplied from Dell, I suspect that there might be some kind of RAID issue with the hardware raid built into the motherboard, but I can’t seem to get MegaCLi to return any useful output:
root@81 $ ./MegaCli -AdpAllInfo -aALLroot@81 $ ./MegaCli -PDList -aALLroot@81 $
The disks work and AFAIK the raid software is installed correctly. I’ve seen this issue on RedHat issues also in the past. The RAID was initially setup through the BIOS on this server and appears to be functioning fine apart from this.
The SAS1068E is closer to a “fake” firmware RAID controller than a “real” controller. MegaCLI is designed only for “real” controllers.
According to this thread on a Dell mailing list, there are two alternatives: