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This white paper explains how to use the LSI MegaCli tool as a storage subsystem monitoring utility attached to PERC5i and PERC5e controllers on Dell PowerEdge 1950, 2900, and 2950 systems running Novell NetWare 6.5, SP6 or SP7. This paper focuses on the NetWare command-line utility, MegaCli.NLM, developed by LSI (PERC5 manufacturer), and how it can be used to monitor physical and logical disk health from within a NetWare 6.5 environment. MegaCli.NLM can be called from either a Perl Script, running in the system background or from a NetWare NCF file or console terminal window. The Perl Script must be initialized in the system via an NCF file placed within the AUTOEXEC.NCF so that it runs with any restart of the server.
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