poweredge hardware monitoring

Lewis Getschel lgetschel at denver.westerngeco.slb.com
Tue Mar 1 17:11:01 CST 2005

Hello All-
   I'm new to this list (I've been lurking a week or so now <smirk>)
   Another alternative for monitoring systems is a monitoring program 
called Nagios (www.nagios.org). (Although, if you only have a few 
systems, this could be overkill)
There is a pretty steep learning curve, but it is a great system. I'm 
using it to monitor a mixed environment of windows and linux. 512 
poweredge 1550's (yeah, they're old, but still work), 17 2650's, (the 
2650's each have 4 powervault 220s), 400+ linux boxes plus assorted 
switches,routers, printers etc. Short scripts called 'plugins' expand 
it's functionality. (I wrote one so that I can now monitor each of the 
individual drives in all the powervaults on my windows 2k servers (68 
vaults) , and get notified when one PV 'decides' to change a drive from 
'online' to 'ready' and rebuilds itself, I'm still working on a linux 
version though).
   Just my 2 cents.

pzero wrote:

> Hi,
> I have a few PowerEdge servers (1650, 1655MC, 1850, 2550, etc.) 
> running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and Windows 2000 Server.
> What would be the best way to monitor the hardware status (e.g. raid 
> array status, ecc.) and be automatically notified by email if there is 
> a problem?
> Thanks.
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