Note: MegaCLI is an LSI product not a Dell certified software. Installation and use on own risk.
We share our best practices with MegaCLI but do not support issues regarding this program.

For any further questions please check the MegaRAID® SAS Software User Guide.

Enable ssh service (you can use Vsphere client for that purpose, or directly on the VM Host with F2 -> Troubleshooting Options)

Download MegaCli

Copy attached VIB to ESXi host  using SCP Tool of your Choice to /tmp/


Install VIB with PUTTY using following command:

esxcli software vib install -v=/tmp/vmware-esx-MegaCli-8.07.06.vib --force --maintenance-mode --no-sig-check

!!!Attention, if possible set your host in Maintenance Mode and don't use the maintenance-mode switch!!!

After that you can use two ways to get your Controllerlog:

1. Switch with cd /opt/lsi/MegaCLI/ to the MegaCLI Folder and use this command to get your controllerlog:

./MegaCli -FwTermLog -Dsply –aALL

To Merge it in A .txt File use this:

./MegaCli -FwTermLog -Dsply –aALL > lsi.txt

The Logfile is now located in /opt/lsi/MegaCLI/

2. Use only that command after the installation of the Vib-file no matter from which folder:

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/lsi/MegaCLI/ /opt/lsi/MegaCLI/MegaCli -FwTermLog -Dsply –aALL  (Displays Output in Putty)

LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/lsi/MegaCLI/ /opt/lsi/MegaCLI/MegaCli -FwTermLog -Dsply –aALL > lsi.txt (to merge it into a .txt File)

All other commands like:

./MegaCli -AdpAllInfo -aAll > /tmp/adpinfo.log

./MegaCli -PDList -aAll > /tmp/pdlist.log

./MegaCli -LDInfo -aAll > /tmp/ldinfo.log

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