If you’re administering an Xserve RAID array, you’ll probably be interested in Apple’s
Xserve RAID Admin Tools v1.3, now available for download from Apple’s Web site. The updated software and its corresponding firmware update fix a number of issues to help improve overall reliability with Apple’s rack-mounted Xserve storage system add-on.
RAID Admin helps system administrators responsible for Xserves equipped with Apple-made RAID storage systems to setup and monitor the use of their storage volumes. It’s a Java-based application that provides features to create protected storage volumes, log events, manage preferences, and monitor storage hardware. It works over any networked computer using the TCP/IP protocol, providing info on arrays, drives, network, heat, power and much more.
The new version of RAID Admin solves issues that caused the fibre channel link LED to go off even when the link is up; addresses a problem that caused the management coprocessor not to respond to RAID Admin; prevents events that caused buzzer and e-mail notification; corrects situations that caused disks to show a red status LED after a controller restart; detects battery modules on systems with updated firmware; and addresses compatibility issues with Java 1.4.2.
System requirements for this update call for Mac OS X v10.2.8 or later.