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The importance of good hardware monitoring software ..

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rbjtech

So I just had a fan stop working today in one of my disk enclosures - luckily, my HDD Monitoring software (HDD Sentinel) picked it up as a warning disk overheat before any damage was done and I received the Alert via email, but it would have been nice to pickup the fan failure itself (rather than the consequential overheat..) and get a txt or whatapp'd for the event.

 

What do you guys use for hardware monitoring ? HDD Sentinel is nice but it can't sent txt and any push notifications and can only do HDD's  ..  :(

 

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Alerted @ 17:51 - Fixed by 17:59 - Whew ...

 

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sooty234

Does PRTG provide that kind of monitoring?

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mastrmind11

Netdata for system wide monitoring.  Or you can roll your own w/ hddtemp and pushover in a pretty simple cron/bash script if all you care about is hard drive info.

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Spaceboy

PRTG can send emails based on that sort of failure

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pir8radio

Splunk, PRTG, this one might still be free, pretty basic but sends alerts: https://www.hwinfo.com/about-software/

 

Also some hardware (servers) have built in hardware to monitor hardware...  For example, my server has an on-board IPMI that gives some basic info/alerting/logging:

 

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rbjtech

I'm going to take a look at some of these.   I have a basic syslog server receiving alerts on all my devices now, so I may expand on that to make it do something with the alerts rather than just log them .. haha.

 

The failure made me realise that a £5 fan is cooling £800 worth of disk (!) so need to also think about cooling redundancy … it never ends  :D

 

Thanks all !

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Sammy

I've been using CPUID's Hardware Monitor for a couple of decades now. I never even thought to look elsewhere. HWInfo looks pretty good..

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