Thanks to the implementation of a new centralised logging solution, I started to notice some of our virtual machines running Debian 6->8 in a VMware environment had the following message repeating within their syslog’s:
Feb 11 10:26:40 host mpt-statusd: detected non-optimal RAID status
I found that when Debian is installed within a VMware environment it assumes that disks are in a RAID configuration, and so the RAID verification service is installed as part of a default setup.
I don’t like noisy logs, so I fixed it by performing the following:
# stop mpt-statusd root@syslog-ng1:~$ /etc/init.d/mpt-statusd stop Stopping mpt-status monitor: mpt-statusd. # remove from bootup root@syslog-ng1:~$ update-rc.d -f mpt-statusd remove update-rc.d: using dependency based boot sequencing # optional uninstall root@syslog-ng1:~$ apt-get remove mpt-status
I haven’t observed this issue within Ubuntu server or similar Debian based operating systems, though plain old Debian appears to make some assumptions which in this case appear to be false. It’s a minor issue I know, though it bugged me enough to investigate.