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How do I know if disk fails on ESXI?

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Hi Folks,

 

I am using the all-standard config at home (N54L + Hotswap Mod + ESXI + DSM 5.0 + RDM Passthrough + SHR w/ 3 disks). We all know that RDM does not pass the S.M.A.R.T. data to DSM, so I installed the great PHP-workaround from here: http://www.xpenology.nl/smart-data-voor ... ugh-disks/ to monitor the status.

 

Nevertheless, I am still worried I could miss when an hdd fails. On a regular diskstation, I get a push notification on my mobile if DSM detects a SMART-error. and I can also check the status be the LED's on the front.

 

My questions are:

- What happens right now if a disk fails? Will ESXI know and shut down the VM? What should I do by then?

- Is there any possibility to be notified instantly?

 

Cheers

h4rm

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Hi,

 

even though I'm not using this tool (and I've never had any knowledge about it), I guess notifications should be triggered from this php script using synology tool.

(thus php script should be able to detect failures).

 

e.g :

/usr/syno/bin/synodsmnotify -c  -t |@ ""

 

I'm planning to implement this in my own solution.

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Hi

 

You could run an snmp monitoring package like paessler.com prtg, checking both the esxi hypervisor and dsm. the free version now has 30 sensors which should be enough for the setup you have

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