nvidia nforce 680i SLI Raid driver under Server 2008 R2 core

geoff_austin used Ask the Experts™
I have three 500 GB sata drives defined as raid5 using the bios on my ASUS p5n32-e sli motherboard.
The PC has The Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition Core 64bit RC installed.
The system and Raid works ok.

I want to be alerted if one of the raid drives goes bad.
I have download a driver (15.35_nforce_win7_64bit_international_whql.exe) and run it from the comand prompt without error.

ON another system with Windows 7 and an intel controller, there is an application to view the raid and "apparently" when an erro occurs it starts a tray icon with messages and logs events via a monitor service that has been installed."

Does anybody know how to achieve notification when running core (no gui) installations using the 680i?


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this could help with a litle editing for windows 7 http://www.optimiz3.com/windows-xp-email-notifications-when-a-drive-fails/



Thanks computer techie, went to the vendors website, but the software doesnt work with hardware raid. Thanks for the idea though

I am not very familiar with NVidia boards but I suppose this link could help:
NVidia ships an application called MediaShield with the driver package that is used for setting up and monitoring RAID arrays. I suppose the user's guide found on this page may have some answers.
The essence of this question was how to see when a raid drive goes bad when running under Windows 2008 R2 CORE. There is no graphical interface with Core and therefore the nvidia tools which are accessed via the control panel are not much help. It seems as if there is no solution other than to use a non Core edition if I want to monitor raid.

Thanks for suggestions though.

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