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ESXi, SATA Disks, NO Raid: Disk monitoring

Berkson Wein
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I'm working on an non-optimal rollout of ESXi 4.1.  No budget, Poweredge SC1425 servers, SATA drives via the onboard ports without RAID = multiple single points of failure.

With the SC1425 and ESXi, is there any FREE way to monitor disk status, fan speeds and general system health and automatically alert via email if there's a problem detected?  

If there's nothing free, what about commercial solutions that don't require a full vCenter Server?

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