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Monitor and alert for Dell and HP server hard disk failures through ipMonitor

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


All ipMonitor versions


  1. Go to the Devices tab and select the Dell Device you wish to monitor.
  2. Click Add > Add New Monitor.
  3. On the left-hand side, click SNMP.
  4. On the right-hand side, click Custom SNMP (Wizard).
  5. Verify that the address and SNMP community are correct and replace the OID with one of the following:
    Disk State:
      Expected value: Online(3)

      Expected Value: Online(3)

    Controller State:
      Expected value: Ready(1)

    Array Manager Global Status: 
      Expected value: Normal(3)

  6. Click Select next to the resource you wish to Monitor.
  7. Set the criteria accordingly.  See Expected value in Step 5.
  8. Click Create.
    Note: To monitor RAID on a DELL system, the following requirements must be met:
  • Verify that that Dell OpenManage is installed on the target server where the storage management component installed.
  • SNMP Agent must be restarted (if recently installed)


For Compaq or HP servers use one of the following OIDs: - system status - raid status - RAID accelerator status - drive condition

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