Solution to monitor ESXI disk array health

Posted on 2009-12-25
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
Hello Experts,
Is there a good solution for remotely monitoring the status of an ESXI disk RAID array? Does anyone know if one would see a "Disk" error on the event log if a disk in an array was failing? If could use an aleting tool such as GFI or LogMeIn IT reach to monitor for "Disk" event log errors. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Question by:JohnnyD74
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    What hardware platform are you using?
    If it is one of the big three (Dell, HP, IBM) you can download and install agents on the ESX server that will then monitor and alert on these events (hard disk failure, etc). They all have instructions on how to install them onto the service console (ESX only)
    If you are using ESXi then you can get a custom ESXi image from the vendor in question that has the agents integrated into it, which then do the same things.
    We use ESX + HP Management Agents installed on them and for our ESXi boxes, we use the HP 'ESXi Image' ... Both solutions works really well
     Example of HP ESXi

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