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Common questions when using Areca Cli64

What is the status of my raid array?

You can obtain an overview of the arrays status using the cli64 rsf info command.

 [root@localhost ~]# cli64 rsf info
 # Name Disks TotalCap FreeCap DiskChannels State
 ===============================================================================
 1 Raid Set # 00 2 240.0GB 0.0GB 12 Normal
 ===============================================================================
 GuiErrMsg: Success.
 [root@localhost ~]#

You can also obtain an overview of the volume status using the cli64 vsf info command.

 [root@localhost ~]# cli64 vsf info
 # Name Raid Name Level Capacity Ch/Id/Lun State
 ===============================================================================
 1 ARC-1200-VOL#00 Raid Set # 00 Raid1+0 120.0GB 00/00/00 Normal
 ===============================================================================
 GuiErrMsg: Success.
 [root@localhost ~]#

Is there an event log on the controller?

You can view the event log with the cli64 utility. There are lots of useful bits here for debugging purposes.

 [root@localhost ~]# cli64 event info
 Date-Time Device Event Type Elapsed Time Errors
 ===============================================================================
 2012-08-07 12:19:18 SW API Interface API Log In
 2012-08-07 12:00:45 SW API Interface API Log In
 2012-08-07 11:46:23 H/W MONITOR Raid Powered On
 2012-08-07 11:16:04 H/W MONITOR Raid Powered On
 2012-08-07 11:15:12 ARC-1200-VOL#00 Create Volume
 2012-08-07 11:15:12 Raid Set # 00 Create RaidSet
 2012-08-07 11:14:54 RS232 Terminal VT100 Log In
 2012-08-07 11:14:05 H/W MONITOR Raid Powered On
 ===============================================================================
 GuiErrMsg: Success.
 [root@localhost ~]#

What disks are connected to my Areca Controller?

You can query the controller for information on the connected disks using the cli64 utility.

 [root@localhost ~]# cli64 disk info
 # Ch# ModelName Capacity Usage
 ===============================================================================
 1 1 INTEL SSDSC2CW120A3 120.0GB Raid Set # 00
 2 2 INTEL SSDSC2CW120A3 120.0GB Raid Set # 00
 ===============================================================================
 GuiErrMsg: Success.
 [root@localhost ~]#

Is detailed controller information available?

You can use the cli64 tool to pull information from the controller such as firmware versions and serial numbers.

 [root@localhost ~]# cli64 sys info
 The System Information
 ===========================================
 Main Processor : 400MHz
 CPU ICache Size : 32KB
 CPU DCache Size : 32KB
 CPU SCache Size : 0KB
 System Memory : 128MB/400MHz
 Firmware Version : V1.49 2010-12-02
 BOOT ROM Version : V1.49 2010-12-02
 Serial Number : Q137CABMAR101598
 Controller Name : ARC-1200
 ===========================================
 GuiErrMsg: Success.
 [root@localhost ~]#

You can also get additional detail using the ‘sys showcfg’ options

 [root@localhost ~]# cli64 sys showcfg
 The System Configuration
 =====================================================
 System Beeper Setting : Enabled
 Background Task Priority : Low(20%)
 JBOD/RAID Configuration : RAID
 Max SATA Mode Supported : SATA300+NCQ
 HDD Read Ahead Cache : Enabled
 Volume Data Read Ahead : Normal
 Stagger Power On Control : 0.7
 Spin Down Idle HDD (Minutes) : Disabled
 HDD SMART Status Polling : Disabled
 Empty HDD Slot LED : ON
 Auto Activate Incomplete Raid : Disabled
 Disk Write Cache Mode : Auto
 Disk Capacity Truncation Mode : Multiples Of 10G
 =====================================================
 GuiErrMsg: Success.
 [root@localhost ~]#
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