Adaptec Storage Manager

This article describes the installation of Adaptec Storage Manager on a system with a RAID 3405 card but may be applicable to many of Adaptec's RAID cards.

Should work in all Ubuntu releases. Tested from 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) on Ubuntu Server 64-bit.

sudo apt-get install alien

Log on, download and convert the RPM file to a DEB package:

tar xvf asm_linux_x64_v6_50_18579.tgz
alien --script manager/StorMan-6.50.x86_64.rpm

Become root, install and start the package:

sudo -s
dpkg -i storman_6.50-18580_amd64.deb
service stor_agent start

For full read/write access to all the Storage Manager options, you must log in with the root account. Other user accounts will give view only access. On a standard Ubuntu installation the root account is disabled for security purposes. Therefore before launching Storage Manager, set a password for root with:

sudo passwd root

Once you have made the necessary changes to your RAID controller, remember to disable the account again with:

sudo passwd -dl root

To start Storage Manager on a machine with a local X server:

sudo /usr/StorMan/

From a remote desktop to a headless server:

ssh -X <hostname>
sudo /usr/StorMan/

Where <hostname> is the name of the server upon which you installed ASM.