How To Install 3ware Tools on Debian Lenny


In order to manage the 3ware raid controller under Linux, an embedded web server needs to be installed. 3ware provides a download-able tarball on their site, however, the installation on Lenny is problematic. The following steps explain how to get the install and the configuration done.


  • Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following lines:
    # 3Ware
    deb lenny restricted
  • # wget -O - | apt-key add -
  • # apt-get update
  • # apt-cache search 3ware
  • # aptitude install 3ware-3dm2-binary 3ware-cli-binary
  • # cd /etc/3dm2
  • # cp 3dm2.conf 3dm2.conf-dist
  • Edit 3dm2.conf set :
    RemoteAccess 1
  • # /etc/init.d/3dm2 restart
  • Browse to https://yourhost:888/
  • Select 3DM 2 Settings and change the default password 3ware to something secure. If you lock yourself out, you can copy the original config file back in place as it has the default password.


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