Getting HD Sentinal Linux to report to HDS Enterprise?

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Getting HD Sentinal Linux to report to HDS Enterprise?

Postby jdb2 » 2019.05.12. 17:11

I would post this to the Linux sub-forum, but it seems to be dead. I have a Windows 10 64-bit Enterprise machine and another machine that's running Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon 64-bit. I'd like to know if HD Sentinel for Linux can predict drive failures based on a statistical analysis of polled S.M.A.R.T. data like the Windows version can. Is there some kind of cron job that I should run if it can't? Also, perhaps if I upgrade to HD Sentinel Enterprise ( I have the Pro edition ) it could perhaps interoperate with the Linux version and analyze the S.M.A.R.T. statistics?

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Re: Getting HD Sentinal Linux to report to HDS Enterprise?

Postby hdsentinel » 2019.05.13. 10:13

The easiest way to monitor one single Linux system is to monitor like a NAS: configure the Linux version of Hard Disk Sentinel (yes, with cron) to create periodic reports which you can load in Hard Disk Sentinel Pro version.
This discussed at

https://www.hdsentinel.com/how_to_monitor_network_attached_storage_nas_status.php

and the solution would work with non-NAS devices too if you use the Linux version.


Hard Disk Sentinel Enterprise designed to monitor multiple systems (from 10). For that, there is a different Linux client available which runs in the background and provides status information to the Enterprise Server. This is a completely different approach (and this does not use the public Linux client).

The Linux sub-forum is not "dead". Just because of the less interest and because we had no sponsors to support the development of Linux area, that part can only advance (much...) slower.
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Re: Getting HD Sentinal Linux to report to HDS Enterprise?

Postby jdb2 » 2019.05.13. 18:22

hdsentinel wrote:The easiest way to monitor one single Linux system is to monitor like a NAS: configure the Linux version of Hard Disk Sentinel (yes, with cron) to create periodic reports which you can load in Hard Disk Sentinel Pro version.
This discussed at

https://www.hdsentinel.com/how_to_monitor_network_attached_storage_nas_status.php

and the solution would work with non-NAS devices too if you use the Linux version.


Thanks a lot! :D This is exactly what I was looking for :)

Hard Disk Sentinel Enterprise designed to monitor multiple systems (from 10). For that, there is a different Linux client available which runs in the background and provides status information to the Enterprise Server. This is a completely different approach (and this does not use the public Linux client).


Thanks for the info :) I think I'm going to buy the Enterprise version -- I own a 5-seat license for the Pro version.

The Linux sub-forum is not "dead". Just because of the less interest and because we had no sponsors to support the development of Linux area, that part can only advance (much...) slower.


I didn't mean to seem negative. It's just that the forum contained hardly any posts, with the last one being almost a year old. It's a shame that you haven't received enough help to develop the Linux version further. It's strange since most large NAS setups run Linux. One would think there'd be more interest.

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Re: Getting HD Sentinal Linux to report to HDS Enterprise?

Postby hdsentinel » 2019.05.14. 12:03

> It's strange since most large NAS setups run Linux. One would think there'd be more interest.

There is great interest from users as it is a real requirement today to monitor disk status.

Personally I'm surprised that NAS manufacturers show no interest. Offered help and cooperation for them to provide out-of-the-box option/functionality for users but never received any response. Hopefully this may change in the future.
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