RAID-1 Mirror Failed Redundancy - Automatic Notification

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Joseph.Renzi, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Joseph.Renzi

    Joseph.Renzi Guest

    I have installed RAID-1 Mirror on my server (using software RAID built into
    the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server).

    It is working fine, but I would like to know how can I be notified if any of
    the disks fails?

    For example, I tried to test the set-up by disconnecting one of the drives
    and I expected the operating system to provide me with some type of a
    warning/notification that the drive had failed.

    I could manually look in the Disk Management section of Computer Mangement
    to see that the drive was reported as "Failed Redundancy", however, I would
    like to know if there is a way of automatically receiving an error message
    (or some type of notification/warning) if a drive fails?
     
    Joseph.Renzi, Apr 5, 2005
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  2. Hi Joseph,

    Thanks for using the SBS newsgroup.

    According to your description, I understand that you want to know how to
    get a automatically notification if your software Raid disk encountered
    some error. If it is not your concerns, please let me know.

    Based on my research, I am afraid we can not send the disk failure as a
    notification to the email address, the best way for you to monitor the
    software Raid is through the event view. You can check the event view to
    see if there are some error messages related to the software Raid, as your
    convenience I would like to offer you some KB articles related to the error
    event when the software Raid failed:

    840165 Event ID 8 appears in the system event log after you break a mirrored
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=840165

    The event 12 or event 14 may also have added entries into the event view.

    In addition, please also monitor the event error message related with disk
    failure, there might also related with software Raid.

    I appreciate your understanding, if you have any further issue, please do
    not hesitate to let me know. I am standing by to help you.


    Best regards,

    Charles Yang (MSFT)

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Apr 6, 2005
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  3. Joseph.Renzi

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    Is there a program that can monitor the event view for you and then notify
    you when a certain event (e.g. drive failure) happens?
     
    joseph.renzi, Apr 6, 2005
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  4. Hi Joseph,

    As you want to change the email notification for some certain event, I
    suggest you follow the steps below:

    1. Run the eventvwr, create a new log files filter the event you want to
    monitor.
    2. Save the new log files.
    3. In the Monitoring and Reporting snap in, choose "Server status reports"
    4. Choose "Server Performance Report" and click Edit.
    5. In the content Tab, click "add", choose the log files you just create.
    6. Choose appropriate Email address you want to send "Report to".

    Hope the above information helpful. Any further updates would be
    appreciate.

    Best regards,

    Charles Yang (MSFT)

    Microsoft CSS Online Newsgroup Support

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Apr 7, 2005
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