Physical Drive (VMware) service
The Physical Drive (VMware) service monitors the overall status of a physical drive on an ESXi server.
SolarWinds N-central uses the Common Information Model (CIM) services and ports for monitoring.
If your ESX/ESXi server is operating on either Dell or HP hardware, it is strongly recommended that you install the Dell or HP Offline Bundle before the Windows probe discovers the ESX/ESXi server.
|Instances on a Device||1|
ESX or ESXi 4.x, 5.x and later
ESXi 3.5 is not supported.
|Device Class||Server - ESXi|
|Monitored By||Windows probes|
|Scan Interval||5 minutes|
|Physical Drive ID||The unique identifier of the physical drive being monitored.|
This service cannot use Self Healing.
To access information about the physical drives on your ESXi server, use a browser to access the following URL:
Note that the Managed Object Browser (MOB) by default may be disabled and you may need to enable this feature.
The physical drive status is mapped as:
Describes the status of the physical drive:
|Enabled State||Indicates whether the physical drive has been enabled or disabled.|
|Enabled State Description||N/A|