How do other admins monitor random RAID controllers?
Posted on 2011-02-15
I inherited one serious hodge-podge network with a dozen different brands, models and ages of servers. Many of these have built in RAID controllers but there is no central monitoring utility. Most don't even have email notification should a drive fail (kind of defeats the purpose, no?). I was wondering what other people were doing in this scenario. Is there some sort of central SMART montioring software that could give me a clue? Is it common for a RAID controller to put anything in the SMART data to indicate a drive had failed? Ultimately I'd like to configure Ops View (nagios NSClient++ based monitoring software) to be able to report on it but for now I'd simply settle for the warm fuzzy of knowing an email would be sent to me should I lose a disk somewhere. Constructive Thoughts? Comments?