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SNMP DELL SERVER / RAID : Check Return Value



Hi all, I am just testing PRTG and quite happy. I am trying to monitor my DELL server with SNMP without any problem, except one, it does not interpret the return value. For example I am using the DELL Storage Management-MIB OID from PRTG SNMP Library Go to global Data / Agent Global System Status ( Monitor work and the return value showed by the sensor is correct except that the returned value is not interpreted, even if the value is warning, PTRG show the sensor as OK.

So I opened the integrated DELL Storage Management-MIB with Paessler MIB importer. Go to my data and llok at the Desciption Field. It indicate the following

The status is intended to give initiative to a snmp monitor to get further data when this status is abnormal. Possible values: 1: Other 2: Unknown 3: OK 4: Non-critical 5: Critical 6: Non-recoverable

My sensor return value 4 (normal my server has a problem), put PRTG says OK. So my question is, how do I tell PRTG that for snmp returned value, OK is value 1, and all others are Errors ?

Thank you for your help

dell monitoring perc raid return snmp value

Created on Nov 7, 2011 3:35:44 PM

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the returned value 3 is OK, all others are more or less critical.

Go to the channels tab of the sensor, select the sensor in question and enable limits

then enter your limits where the upper error limit might be 4 and the lower error limit is 2.

That way the sensor will be in an error state if the value is different from 3.

Created on Nov 7, 2011 3:46:49 PM by  Aurelio Lombardi [Paessler Support]

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