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How do I monitor the Storage Spaces event log?



I'd like monitor the following event log of my Windows Server 2019 box running Storage Spaces, but I can't see how to access it with either of the standard event log sensors:

Microsoft-Windows-StorageSpaces-Driver/Operational %SystemRoot%\System32\Winevt\Logs\Microsoft-Windows-StorageSpaces-Driver%4Operational.evtx

Can you tell me how this can be done?

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Created on May 8, 2019 6:29:01 PM

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Hello Ferd,

Right, the WMI and API sensors simply cannot get the data as it is not provided by the regarding sources. There is a custom script that should be able to achieve this.

Check also the comments in this thread, there is also being discussed how to retrieve events from a particular evtx and how to identify the necessary parameters.

Kind regards,


Created on May 9, 2019 10:53:15 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



Well, thanks but not really helpful.

Here's the real answer:

1. Create a key under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog" called the name of the event log to monitor, in my example call it "Microsoft-Windows-StorageSpaces-Driver/Operational"

2. Use the PRTG WMI Eventlog sensor and it will show up

Hopefully this helps out anyone else looking to do the same.

Created on May 9, 2019 1:00:58 PM



Awesome, Ferd, you're the best.

Kind regards,


Created on May 9, 2019 1:51:15 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 9, 2019 1:51:23 PM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]

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