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ESXI Raid Degradation Alert in Event Log

Hello Experts,
I am running a home built ESXI 3.5 server with a RAID10 array, an Intel S5000VSA motherboard, and an LSI MegaRAID 8708ELP storage controller.  I have not been able to find a solution to by problem of a solution to send an alert if the raid array fails.

Does anyone know, If a raid array fails, will the VM's running on the box show an error in the "System" event log? If so, I could monitor that log with LogMeIn Pro2
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JohnnyD74
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DavidPresidentCommented:
No, the whole point of VMWare is to virtualize hardware and expose a "logical" machine.  Your VMs are blissfully unaware of the actual hardware health, and for that matter, the physical configuration.  
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vmwarun - ArunCommented:
If you are using ESXi 3.5 Update 2 or later, there is an inbuilt Hardware Status Tab which monitors your ESXi Host Hardware but if you want to configure alarms then vCenter is the only way to go.
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mastooCommented:
I'd be surprised if the hardware health tab shows the raid failure but if it does, you can enable SNMP on the host and then use one of the freebie health monitoring tools to catch the SNMP notice.  This would also buy you the whole gamut of SNMP monitoring of the host which can be handy.
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JohnnyD74Author Commented:
I found that with the free version of ESXI, SNMP is supported but only "Traps" not "Gets". Therefore, there is no way of monitoring hardware.
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