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How to configure "WMI HDD Health" Sensor?



How to configure "WMI HDD Health" Sensor:

If "Reallocated Sector Count">0, then change status to Alarm?

hdd-smart prtg reallocated-sector

Created on Jun 6, 2013 8:16:33 AM

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Basically the exact meaning of the various channels and their values is vendor specific. So please consult extern sources to be sure what the values mean exactly. The channel id is part of the channel name in PRTG, followed by a ":". After the ":" PRTG states the "typical meaning of the channel", but please be carefull, not all vendors stick to the "typical meaning" but define their own meaning!

Generally each channel reported by the WMI System to the HDD Health Sensor contains information on the state of the channel (e.g.."Might fail soon") . This information is processed by the sensor and PRTG sets the sensor automatically to warning state.

Created on Jun 6, 2013 1:59:57 PM by  Johannes Herrmann [Paessler Support] (1,360) 2 2



I have a doubt on this sensor, I agree with a device, but all the values ​​appear in 100 #, I don't see how to change them. Or are those values ​​already assigned?

Created on Sep 13, 2019 9:28:24 PM



Hi Felipe,

As this is a sensor with only dynamic channels and those are generated at the first scan with what values the scan returns. At the moment we can't distinguish the values that go in the channels so every channel is generated equally. (UnitKind = Custom and CustomUnit = '#')

You have the opportunity to work with limits which you can enter in the Settings of a sensor or channel.

If you want to have this option included in PRTG, you are welcome to open a Feature Request. Feature Requests are enhancements you desire for the future and are voted by the customers. This means that if your request gets many votes, this increases the prioritisation of our product owners.

Kind regards

Created on Sep 17, 2019 11:55:56 AM by  Marijan Horsky [Paessler Support]

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