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Tamerz
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Be alerted to disk errors

Hello, I did some searching but with no luck. We are running ESX 3.0.2 on a Dell server with all local storage. With Windows, we would get an error in the event log if there was a disk error/failure. Our software would email us when this occured. With ESX, we are collecting all syslog events, but when I pulled a disk to test, no message ever showed up. How are you all being alerted to this? Thanks.

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http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_admin_guide.pdf (page 74)

Dell OpenManage 5.1 Agents for VMware - http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.1_ISM_A00.ISO

Dell OpenManage 5.2 Agents for VMware - http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.2.0_ISM_A00.ISO

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Since you are using DELL you need the openmanage software on the ESX host for this to work. Then you can get notified about ANY error from the openmanage console (if you are monitoring your servers from the IT system admin).

That's the only way you can get notifications about hardware issues on the host.

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Install the Dell OpenManage agents for VMware on the ESX Server. Then you would need to configure SNMP to send traps to a SNMP receiver. I think the Admin guide has information on how to set SNMP up on the ESX server.

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http://vmware.com/pdf/vi3_301_201_admin_guide.pdf (page 74)

Dell OpenManage 5.1 Agents for VMware - http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.1_ISM_A00.ISO

Dell OpenManage 5.2 Agents for VMware - http://ftp.us.dell.com/sysman/OM_5.2.0_ISM_A00.ISO

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Execellent. Thanks for all the quick replies. I didn't realize they had one for ESX.

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No problem, don't forget to award points for helpful answers using the Helpful/Correct buttons....thanks

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