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SuperMicro Hardware Monitoring

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Hi,

Is there anything on SuperMicro servers similar to the Dell OMSA functions on Dell servers?  We have a SuperMicro server but I'm not sure how to tell if the hard drives are going bad or not.

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By the looks of this, http://www.neteye-blog.it/?p=289

It looks like you should buy their gold contract. Support is the best reasons to get a server. I am sure you can do some monitoring. Ok. I can tell you there is a BMC, so you do have the ability to monitoring. However, I am wondering if they have stateside support! It doesnt look like it.

http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/other/Embedded_BMC_IPMI.pdf

Here is the proof the functionality is there. I would contact them directly.

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The supermicro BMC won't drill into the RAID controllers that are embedded on many of their motherboards.  It actually, wont do anything to monitor disk health even if it wasn't a RAID controller.

You'll need to go with some third-party software, but even that depends on the make/model of controller(s), as well as operating system, of course.

If you want something relatively inexpensive, check out smartmon-ux at santools.com
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Thanks for all the information, sorry I didn't close this sooner.
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