RAID health monitoring / alerts
I'm evaluating ESXi 5.0.
My hw consists of
- Intel S1200BTS server board (w/ integrated ethernet)
- Xeon E3-1240
- 8 GB of RAM
- LSI MegaRAID 9260-4i controller
- 2x WD 3TB disks configured as mirror
After installing LSIProvider vib, I can see disk controller health info from vSphere Client. But what I'm missing is a way to configure alert to admin in case the RAID set fails. I have no prior knowledge about MegaRAID (I used to like 3ware, but there's no 3ware driver in ESXi 5.0)
I expected it should be possible to see the controller status (and hopefully configure the alert function) from LSI's MegaRAID Storage Manager running in another machine, but so far I haven't been able to make MSM to see the MegaRAID controller.
Should this be possible, and are the necessary software components available yet? I found this "document", but I can't make things work:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEBwt6Q_diU
Is there available any more exact howto, telling which version of driver etc are needed?
My worst scenario is that functions like this were available only in a paid version of ESXi, I hope this isn't the case?