My file server just went belly up and I can't seem to figure out why. Perhaps I'm naive but when these things happen I can typically look through my System, Application or Security Event Viewer log and find the culprit - but no luck this time.
While I was out of the office I received an Icinga notification stating that the E:\ drive on my server was warning that it no information was available for that drive.
I logged onto the server to see the E:\ drive was there, but there was no "storage graph" located under it like there normally is, and clicking on it hung the OS. I then tried to reboot the server and the hanging continued. I issued a
stop-computer server -Force command, which seemed like it was starting to work however the screen hung stating "Please wait for the System Event Notification Service". I had to do a hard shutdown on the server, which is never a good thing.
My question is if there are no diagnostics in the event viewer, is there anywhere I can go post-incident that can show me what caused the crash? I've never had a server lock up on me in the fashion this one did so I'd like to know what the root problem was.