You will need somekind of software loaded on the machine that monitors that and responds to SNMP polling or traps.
In our case we use HP servers and have the HP Insight software running on them that allows us to monitor the Hardware status via SNMP.
I haven't tried it myself yet, but according to HP health monitor using snmp you can monitor one or two SNMP OIDs that give the overall health state of your server. The OIDs for HP and Dell servers are listed. If your server has any health issue, including drive failure, then your monitor will alert you.
This answer is confusing. Can you provide further details on how to do this? I scoured he IPMonitor inerface attempting to set up and SNMP to monitor hard drive failure in our Dell PE Servers only to find nothing. Any and all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
- From the ipMonitor web interface, go to the "Devices" tab.
- Click "All Managed Devices".
- Select the Device that represents the system you wish to monitor disk failure on.
- Click "Add -> Add New Monitor" above.
- On the left-hand side, click "SNMP"
- On the right-hand side, click "Custom SNMP (Wizard)".
- Ensure that the address and SNMP Community are correct and enter the needed OID depending on the make (Dell, Compaq, HP...) of the remote system:
- For Dell
- 18.104.22.168.4.1.674.10822.214.171.124.13.0 (agentGlobalSystemStatus)
- For HP/Compaq
- 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.1.3.0 (system status)
- 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.6 (raid status)
- For Dell
- Click "Next"
- From here, select the resource, click "Next", set the criteria and click "Create".
That should be all that is needed.
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Install OMSA and/or configure a DRAC card. In DRAC you can configure it to send SNMP traps (to ipmonitor) or just an email when a critical failure is occuring, it also detects "imminent failure" of HD's.