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1. Card information

The FusionMPT SAS is a low-end card from LSI.
It only supports RAID0 and RAID1 an can usually be found in many 1U rackmount servers which have only two disks drives.
Even it's not full of features theses card appear to work fine and are supported by an opensource Linux driver.
An opensource monitoring software exists, however there is no known management tool, even proprietary.

2. Linux kernel drivers

Driver Supported cards
mptsas LSI FusionMPT SAS cards
mptctl Driver to handle monitoring IOCTLs

There are many more mpt* drivers in Linux kernel.
Somes seems to be required dependencies. Others looks like being real driver but we haven't used them yet.

mptsas has been part of the mainstream Linux kernel for a while and should be available in all current Linux distributions.

Some lspci -nn' output examples:

  • 02:08.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068 PCI-X Fusion-MPT SAS ![1000:0054] (rev 01)
  • 07:00.0 SCSI storage controller [0100]: LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SAS1068E PCI-Express Fusion-MPT SAS ![1000:0058] (rev 08)

3. Management and reporting tools

There are no management tool. LSI doesn't provide any proprietary utility for FusionMPT's cards.
However an opensource reporting tool named mpt-status has been developped.

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