How to install 3dm and 3ware on centos!
what is 3ware
3ware provides a good web based GUI for monitoring their cards. You can use it to send email alerts if a drive fails and do other admin tasks.
Installing on centos 5.3:
# cd /tmp
# wget http://www.3ware.com/download/Escalade9690SA-Series/18.104.22.168/3DM2_CLI-Linux-x86-22.214.171.124.tgz
# wget http://www.sra.net.au/3dm2
# tar -zxvf 3DM2_CLI-Linux-x86-126.96.36.199.tgz
# ./setupLinux_x86.bin -console
follow through the installer accept all defaults
# mv 3dm2 /etc/init.d
# chmod 755 /etc/init.d/3dm2
now let us see if it is running, this should show you it has a PID
# /etc/init.d/3dm2 status
now lets set 3dm2 to start on boot
# chkconfig –levels 2345 3dm2 on
now it is time to log in to the web interface
okay well i hope that it all worked for you.
Note :You can edit the 3dm2.conf file to change the 3DM2 system configuration you can find it here :