2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2015 8:04 AM by cwhitmore88

    Possible to monitor disk space remaining?

    cwhitmore88

      I'm currently using EventSentry to alert me if drives on Windows 2008/2012 virtual machines are running below 5% available space. Can I use LEM to replace EventSentry?

        • Re: Possible to monitor disk space remaining?
          HolyGuacamole

          It is possible to make Windows log a disk space alert which LEM can then normalize ( I haven't checked this for Windows 2012)

           

          Window 2003 and 2008 including R2: You will have to create 2 DWORDs. DiskSpaceThreshold and LowDiskSpaceMinimum. These DWORDs do not exist by default, and will require a reboot to take effect.

          DiskSpaceThreshold refers to the free space threshold (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc786996(v=ws.10).aspx)

          LowDiskSpaceMinimum refers to the threshold in MB below which the alert (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc784049(v=ws.10).aspx)

           

          Both conditions will be evaluated unless LowDiskSpaceMinimum is set to 0. They DWORDs must be added under this registry key

          HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

          \SYSTEM

          \CurrentControlSet

          \Services

          \LanmanServer

          \Parameters

          • The disk space is checked every 5 minutes and an Event ID 2013 is generated in the System log if the conditions are met
          • The Event is not generated multiple times if the free space continues to fall. A fresh event is generated only when the condition is remediated, and the thresholds are breached again

           

          In LEM, the Event will appear as a ServiceWarning event with a ProviderSID of srv 2013.

           

          What else do you currently monitor in EventSentry?