In response to Richard's request for a utility to monitor enclosure SES data ...
> From: Richard Scobie
> Subject: SES monitoring
> Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 4:45 pm
> Are there any utilities around to monitor enclosure ses data?
> I have found safte-monitor for SAF-TE enabled enclosures, but this does
> not apply to the enclosures in use here:
> scsi 8:0:16:0: Enclosure AIC ED16-53C-01A2 114H PQ: 0
> ANSI: 5
> scsi 8:0:16:0: Attached scsi generic sg18 type 13
> ses 8:0:16:0: Attached Enclosure device
Check out santools software. The SCSI Enclosure Services functionality not only lets you monitor and enumerate the various elements such as alarms & LEDs, but it gives you full control of them ... (Great if you have a JBOD array and the alarm has been going off continuously for days 'cause you can't bring it down for maintenance work).
Since this particular post is about an AIC autochanger, the software will also monitor the "SMART" equivalent for tape drives called TapeAlert -- so you get predictive failure and warnings about tape mechanism.
Link to info http://storagesecrets.org/category/enclosures/ses/ or manual at http://www.santools.com/smart/unix/manual