MegaCli and MegaCli64 are the LSI utility used for Dell Perc 5 and other adapters isn't well documented. Here's some commands:
MegaCli -AdpEventLog -GetEvents -f logfile -aALL
What it does: Dump all events from the adapters event log to a file named logfile
MegaCli -PDList -aAll | less
What it does: Dump information about all Phsyical Disks (hence the PD), paged with less
MegaCli -LDInfo -LAll -aAll | less
What it does: Dump information about all Logical Disks on all adapters, paged with less
MegaCli -LdPdInfo -aAll | less
What it does: Dump information of all logical and physical disks on all known adapters
Currently these can be obtained from LSI at http://www.lsi.com/DistributionSystem/AssetDocument/support/downloads/megaraid/miscellaneous/linux/1.01.39_Linux_Cli.zip
You don't need to actually install the packages, both the MegaCli and MegaCli64 (64 bit build) are statically linked within. In order to access them in a non RPM environment, you can extract the files with the following command:
rpm2cpio MegaCli-1.01.39-0.i386.rpm | cpio -idmv
This will extra the MegaCli and MegaCli64 executables.
Alternately, you can try to convert the rpm to a .deb via alien.