Can a HP Proliant Server email if drive has failed?

Hi All,

Just wondering if the iLO software can be set up to send a warning email if a drive failed ? If so what kind of license needed?

TIA,

Tom
tom_szaboAsked:
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pgm554Commented:
Well,yes.
But not directly.
You set up the Insight manager to send out an SNMP alert and the SNMP manager sends out the alert.

http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/hpsim/index.html?jumpid=go/hpsim

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gheistCommented:
iLO does not send mail
b- Onboard Administrator neither

You need tool proposed by pqm (which gives very integrated overview of blade infrastructure, driver patches, firmware)

BTW if one disk in RAID fails it is not a data loss and you can send sort of "daily status" so you know in the morgen what to do.

On the brighter side:
jetDirect and some UPS-es do send mail indeed.
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tom_szaboAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the reply.
I am still trying to come into terms with this. 3ware has this feature for many years now and I thought this would be something expectable from any good brand. It is so nice the way 3ware handles these things, you set up email details and any case of any event I receive an email with the details. With the stupid dumm HP controllers I guess I have to go to the DataCentre every fortnight and check if any drives are dead or not. That is not what I was hoping

Thanks again

Tom
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gheistCommented:
You are doing it wrong.
You need to install "Proliant Support Pack" on *all* servers.
VCRM(2GB) and SIM(.5GB) on monitoring server

And that's it - you see broke disks from central console or from a webpage on each server.
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