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Intel Raid Web Console 3 / LSI Storage Authority Software on Ubuntu / Debian

Intel calls their rebranded LSI Storage Authority Software simply Raid Web Console 3, as if it was a newer version of the previous Raid Web Console 2, aka LSI MegaRAID Storage Manger MSM, but as a matter of fact it is so much more. Finally the Raid WEB console is web based, Web Console 2 was a pretty ugly java gui.

Unfortunately though, they still only support SLES and RHEL and certainly not Ubuntu or Debian, so here is how you can install the Raid Web Consoel 3 or LSI Storage Authority Software on an Ubuntu (16.04 at the time of this writing) machine:

Install Intel Raid Web Console 3 in Ubuntu

  1. Download Raid Web Console 3 from http://downloadcenter.intel.com, search for “Raid Web Console 3” and download the latest version
  2. unzip on your ubuntu machine
  3. cd to the extracted directory
  4. run whatever commands you see here as root, or add sudo if you really like typing :)
  5. apt install alien
    alien --scripts *.rpm
    dpkg -i *.deb
    mkdir -p /usr/local/var
    ln -s /var/log /usr/local/var/log
    sed -e 's/#!\/bin\/sh/#!\/bin\/bash/' RunRPM.sh | sed -e 's/install_rpms//' > RunDEB.sh
    chmod 755 RunDEB.sh
    echo "standalone" > /opt/lsi/LSIStorageAuthority/installtype
    ./RunDEB.sh
  6. accept default ports

optionally, to secure your server from external access to the raid web console:

sed -i 's/        listen       \([0-9]\+\) default_server;/        listen       127.0.0.1:\1 default_server;/' /opt/lsi/LSIStorageAuthority/server/conf/nginx.conf
  1. take some other measures to lmimit access to port 9000 which seems to be some kind of backend which is listening on 0.0.0.0:9000, for example block access via iptables:
    iptables -A INPUT -p tcp ! -s 127.0.0.1 --dport 9000 -j DROP
    iptables -A INPUT -p tcp ! -s 127.0.0.1 --dport 427 -j DROP
    apt-get install iptables-persistent
    netfilter-persistent save
    netfilter-persistent reload