updated 10:40 am EST, Mon January 29, 2007
Xserve RAID monitor beta
LithiumCorp has released the first public beta of its Xserve RAID monitoring plug-in, a third-party monitoring option for Apple's Xserve RAID solution. The plug-in monitors controllers, drivers, arrays, blowers, power supplies, and more. Monitoring drive status reports whether the drive is online or offline, its RAID membership, SMART status, rebuild status, the drive vendor, SMART firmware, bad-block counts, and re-map counts. Watching array status reveals drive membership, capacity, slices, RAID level/type, stripe size, and initialization as well as expansion, verification, and add-member progress. Controller status reveals power-on and buzzer state, UPS status, ambient temperature, and more. Controller setup displays cache memory size, stripe size, write buffer state, and access mode. The public beta is available for free to for customers who hold a Lithium NMP license and who enroll in the company's beta program.