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failed hard drive alert

we have hp proliant DL360G5 and G2/G3 some time to time one of the hard drive failed (shows amber light) and i have to replace it. Is there any way i can be alerted of this failure by email. Where do i configure this. Do i need seperate software for this etc.. Thanks
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d3ath5tarCommented:
Do you have iLo or the HP management software? You should be able to trap events and send email alerts...
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tech2010Author Commented:
we dont have ILO? but does ILO monitor storage controllers?

also what hp management software you are reffering?
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tech2010Author Commented:
Ah so it is basically HP Systems Insight Management (SIM) i need to use. Let me see if it is free or do we need to buy anything?
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d3ath5tarCommented:
I think they still do a free version (they used to anyway....)
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
You don't have to go the whole hog of using SIM for a single server, If the ProLiant support pack is installed look under Start/Programs/HP Management Agents/Event Notifier Config. Needs an SMTP relay to send through.
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madunixChief Information Security Officer Commented:
For my HP,IBM and Dell servers I use Cacti , MRTG and Nagios  for monitoring the health of servers/service and send sms/mail notification via qmail/sebdmail + smstoools. Nagios is been used for Alarms and Cacti for Trending/Graphs.

For performance monitoring, my favorite tools are net-snmp and cacti. Net-snmp is very extensible and you can hook all sorts of other things into it too.  The nice thing about monitoring with cacti/rrdtool is that you can not only look at a machines stats right now, but look for trends over longer periods.

http://exchange.nagios.org/
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6767
http://www.nagioswiki.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
http://m.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/LJ191_UsingSMSforNagios.pdf
http://www.net-snmp.org/
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tech2010Author Commented:
are these tools free? cacti / net-snmp?
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
How many servers do you have?
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tech2010Author Commented:
70 servers
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andyalderSaggar makers bottom knockerCommented:
Oh, definitely SIM (or 3rd party monitoring tool) rather than local event notification service then.
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madunixChief Information Security Officer Commented:
>>are these tools free? cacti / net-snmp?
Yes
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tech2010Author Commented:
let me see
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tech2010Author Commented:
let me see
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