Remote Monitoring & Management Help

Physical Disk Check

This check uses WMI to determine if any SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) disks are reporting errors to the Operating System and generates a failure where they are anything other than OK.

Add

  1. Select the device in the north pane of the Dashboard
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Click Add Check
  4. Choose Add DSC > Physical Disk Check
  5. Click Enable Physical Disk Check
  6. To run an Automated Task when the Check fails choose Assign a Task after creating the Check
  7. OK to save and apply
  8. Where Assign a Task after creating the Check is selected:
    1. Select the script
    2. Click Next to configure
  9. Enter the Command Line parameters (if required)
  10. Set a Script timeout in the range 1 - 3600 seconds (default 120 seconds)
  11. Click Finish to save and apply

Edit

  1. Select the device in the north pane of the Dashboard
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Select the target Physical Disk Check
  4. From the Check drop-down
  5. Click Edit Check (also available from the Check's right-click menu)
  6. Configure the settings
  7. Click OK to save and apply

Delete

  1. Select the device in the north pane of the Dashboard
  2. Go to the Checks tab
  3. Select the target Physical Disk Check
  4. From the Check drop-down
  5. Click Delete Check (also available from the Check's right-click menu)
  6. Enter the password you have logged into the Dashboard under to confirm removal
  7. Click OK to delete

If problems are experienced with this check, please consult the drive manufacturer to ensure the disk supports SMART capabilities.

Due to the way in which Microsoft views RAID configurations, as virtual rather than physical drives so will not report information for all disks, we suggest using the SNMP Checkto query the health status and of the RAID controller.

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