hardware monitoring and notification

Brian E. Seppanen seppy at chartermi.net
Mon Apr 12 07:47:00 CDT 2004

On Sun, 11 Apr 2004, pzero wrote:

> Hi all,
> I've a few Dell PowerEdge 1655MC (Blade servers) running Red Hat 
> Enterprise Linux 3 ES.
> Last week one of the servers crashed: one of the two hard drives failed, 
> they are running in mirroring mode (RAID 1).
> I've figured out the failed HD problem by reading the SCSI errors in the 
> file /var/log/messages.
> Is there any good way to get notified by email about the hardware 
> problems for a Dell server?
> Is there any centralized way (e.g. Dell IT Assistant) to monitor 
> hardware status for a few servers and get notifications when a problem 
> arise?

Install OpenManage Server Administrator, and use the variety of tools it 
provides to configure alerts or traps, either via command line or web 
interface.   You're running RedHat which means it's pretty trivial to 

Brian Seppanen
seppy at chartermi.net
906-475-0107 ext 1040

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