Just copy the shellscript to your server - it autodetects connected drives and outputs any with errors first.


$path/ [email] [email]

If no arguments are specified, the script will assume its run for NRPE. If one or more email addresses are specified, the script will send an email in case an array reports an error.


da1: DEGRADED / da2: rebuilding / da0: ok / da3: ok

Failed/rebuilding volumes will always be first in the output string, to help diagnose the problem when recieving the output via pager/sms.

Various outputs explained:

ok The device is reported as ok by the smart array controller

DEGRADED The RAID volume is degraded, it's still working but without the safety of RAID, and in some cases with severe performance loss.

rebuilding The RAID is rebuilding, will return to OK when done

ready for recovery The RAID is ready for recovery, but not recovering. This can happen if automatic recovery is disabled, and on some smaller versions of the SmartArray Controllers where only one RAID volume can be rebuild at a time

unknown state Volume is in an unknown state. Please report this to me (soren at so I can update the script

include the following output:

camcontrol devlist

camcontrol inquiry da0 -D

run the inquiry for every volume on the system.


Tested on the following controllers:

HP SmartArray 6i HP SmartArray 5i HP SmartArray P400 HP SmartArray P410 HP SmartArray P800

Should work on any SmartArray controller, including newer controllers.

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