3DM2 (3ware raid management tool) on Ubuntu

2 minute read Published:

Ran into a problem installing the 3DM2 (3ware raid management tool) on Ubuntu today.

Got an “” error when trying to run the install script.

After a bit of debugging, I figured out that the failing variable was in the “check architecture” section of the script… In my case, I simply stripped out the logic and put in the following text to just set variables to my specific setup:

## Check release.
## Get architecture
set arch = `uname -m`
set arch = "x86"
set supported = "yes"

After that it worked fine… but once installed, the service wouldn’t start… due to the following error “Failed to create SSL context”.

At this point, I went back to researching and found a .deb package installer for debain (the distro ubuntu is based on). { pkg, ref }

I got that, installed it, went through the config script did a slight configuration change, and it actually worked this time. I think the problem was the “3dm2.pem” file (SSL cert).

wget http://ftp.debian-unofficial.org/debian/pool/restricted/3/3ware-3dm2-binary-i386/3ware-3dm2-binary_9.3.0.4-1duo1_i386.debdpkg -i 3ware-3dm2-binary_9.3.0.4-1duo1_i386.deb

Note: the default password is “3ware”

Much thanks to the following page for getting me going at several stopping points:

Random Garbage Generator :: Hardware RAID management from the web :: February :: 2007

also here’s a link to all my 3ware driver files/sources/etc in one place

Published by in geek using 218 words.