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I have a windows 2012 server with 3 storage spaces set up, each containing a mirrored pair of 2TB drives.

What is the best way to set up alerting so that i receive an alert when a physical disk fails?

Ideally i would like these alerts to be sent via email to a pre-defined address.

The current server set up is as follows:

  • Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache
  • Asrock H77 PRO4/MVP Socket 1155 VGA DVI HDMI 7.1 Channel Audio ATX Motherboard
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1 x 60GB SSD (OS)
  • 6 x 2TB SATA III 7200 HDD (DATA)
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What hardware is this server made up of? – t1nt1n Dec 11 '12 at 10:29
I have added the server specs to the question above. – Leo Dec 11 '12 at 10:52
THis is a custom build? Not a vendor? ALso RAID card? or no RAID card? – t1nt1n Dec 11 '12 at 11:09
yes custom build, no raid card. Just using windows storage spaces with disk mirroring – Leo Dec 11 '12 at 11:23
why not attach a task to an eventlog entry. – tony roth Dec 11 '12 at 14:41

I would set up a simple Nagios installation on another box on your network. It can be put on a small desktop computer running Ubuntu if no additional server hardware is available. Nagios can be configured to monitor just about anything.

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