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How do I Monitor Hard Drive SMART Events?

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I had a RAID fail because of multiple drive failures. Problem was reported via SMART but nothing in the OS or PRTG picked it up.

What is the best way to monitor for Hard Drive SMART events?

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Created on Feb 8, 2011 5:21:23 PM by  ROBERT Johnston (0) 1



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I would like to know this as well. It seems that it is only possible to use the HDD Health sensor on probe devices. I was wondering if it is an option to install the probe software on each server or if that is not wise.

Created on Mar 15, 2011 8:52:02 AM by  Jeroen Huurman (60) 2 1



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Technically you can of course install a remote probe on all the Windows machines on those you want to monitor the HDD-Health with this sensor. The only thing you might have to bear in mind, that the probes can't be grouped in the moment in the webinterface of PRTG.

Created on Mar 15, 2011 2:55:18 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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I keep trying to "thumbs up" things on here but it says I need "at least 15 reputation".

So consider this my thumbs up - I'd like to know this as well

Created on Feb 26, 2013 5:25:24 PM by  Brian Long (10) 1



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Just to let you know, since my last reply here in 2011, we've implemented the WMI HDD Health-Sensor which works on all Windows Targets, that are able to gather SMART-Information via WMI, without the need to install a Probe on each one.

Created on Feb 26, 2013 5:46:11 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]



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