DELL’s PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) is a special LSI Logic SAS/SATA RAID Controller and thus the LSI management utility called MegaCli also works for this controller. For older controllers like PERC4 and PERC3 please refer to http://linux.dell.com/storage.shtml (keyword DellMgr).
Inside the ZIP file you’ll find an RPM archive which contains the MegaCli and MegaCli64 binaries (will be installed to /opt/MegaRAID/MegaCli).
Adapter parameter -aN
The parameter -aN (where N is a number starting with zero or the string ALL) specifies the PERC5/i adapter ID. If you have only one controller it’s safe to use ALL instead of a specific ID, but you’re encouraged to use the ID for everything that makes changes to your RAID configuration.
Physical drive parameter -PhysDrv [E:S]
For commands that operate on one or more pysical drives, the -PhysDrv [E:S] parameter is used, where E is the enclosure device ID in which the drive resides and S the slot number (starting with zero). You can get the enclosure device ID using „MegaCli -EncInfo -aALL“. The E:S syntax is also used for specifying the physical drives when creating a new RAID virtual drive (see 5).
Virtual drive parameter -Lx
The parameter -Lx is used for specifying the virtual drive (where x is a number starting with zero or the string all).