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Monitor Dell and HP server hard disk failures using ipMonitor

Updated September 28, 2018


This article describes how to monitor the state of your RAID Controller Card, a disk in an array, or the global status of the array environment.


All ipMonitor versions


  1. Log in to the ipMonitor web interface.
  2. Click the Devices tab and select the Dell Device you wish to monitor.
  3. Click Add > Add New Monitor.
  4. On the left-hand side, click SNMP.
  5. On the right-hand side, click Custom SNMP (Wizard).
  6. Verify that the address and SNMP community are correct and replace the OID with one of the following:
    • Disk State: 
      Expected value: Online(3)
    • : ArrayDiskState 
      Expected Value: Online(3)
    • Controller State: 
      Expected value: Ready(1)
    • Array Manager Global Status: 
      Expected value: Normal(3)
  7. Click Select next to the resource you wish to Monitor.
  8. Set the criteria accordingly. 
    See Expected value in step 6.
  9. Click Create.

To monitor RAID on a DELL system, verify that Dell OpenManage is installed on the target server where the storage management component installed. Also, restart the SNMP Agent (if recently installed)

Compaq and HP servers

For Compaq or HP servers use one of the following OIDs:

  • (System status)
  • (RAID status)
  • (RAID accelerator status)
  • (Drive condition)
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