SNMP output or Event log outputs

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GodofWAR
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SNMP output or Event log outputs

Post by GodofWAR »

Hello, How are you.

I have couple of servers well actually many of them. We are testing HD Sentinel on one of them with an actual drive failure which we are going to replace. The Major problems we are seeing is most of the Intel RSTe raid controllers do not have SNMP or any SNMP outputs to report drive failures. We use a MSP software like Syncro and NAble on our servers for 24/7 monitoring for our clients. We are trying to get SNMP reports to work with our MSP software for monitoring. Or if we could get HD Sentinel to write something in the event logs that would work too.

Just wonder if there would be something like this in future releases and would make life so much easier then having to log into each server once a day to check health status of drives in Intel on board raid controllers.

Please let me know.
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Re: SNMP output or Event log outputs

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Hard Disk Sentinel already has option to use the Windows Event Log: when a drive triggers an alert, the information could be saved to the Windows Event Log.

Please check Configuration -> Message Settings page, where you can enable what should happen on an alert (for example e-mail should be sent, message should be displayed on screen, add details to Windows Event Log, launch external application etc.)
For example, you can disable the default e-mail alert (or can have enabled, if you prefer e-mail alert too) and enable the Add to Windows Event Log option.

On Configuration -> Alerts page, you can enable WHAT should trigger an alert: under the Send/display message column, you can enable
- when the disk drive temperature is high (by adjustable thresholds)
- when the disk Health % drops (by adjustable thresholds)
- when a disk drive failure predicted
- when a disk drive has a new problem and recorded to the Log page in Hard Disk Sentinel
and so.


> Just wonder if there would be something like this in future releases and would make life so much
> easier then having to log into each server once a day to check health status of drives in Intel on board raid controllers.

Generally this is the purpose exactly of Hard Disk Sentinel: instead of manual checking each systems one-by-one, it can
- alert about any problem
- send daily status report (optionally)
- and give details / overview about your systems

With the Enterprise version it is possible to monitor the disk drive status of multiple systems remotely in a central monitoring console, so you can check the details of many drives/systems easily.

Generally the solution is exactly to monitor the drive status, NOT the RAID controller / array itself.
When the array degraded - usually it is late: then the drive already reported too many errors.

RAID controllers (especially onboard RAID controllers) have serious limitations and happily ignore many conditions (eg. overheat, end-of-life situations etc.) which is important to know - and could be detected, reported long before the RAID controller would detect problems (when we'd see a degraded array).

There are lots of options where you can also check the status from Hard Disk Sentinel, so you may even have custom app/script which can process the details in any ways preferred.
For more details, please check:
https://www.hdsentinel.com/how_to_integrate_wmi.php
https://www.hdsentinel.com/how_to_integrate_xml_export.php
and the https://www.hdsentinel.com/add-ons.php page also gives examples.
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