Does anyone have a favorite system for being notified of hardware failure? I notice that some systems provide notification say when a hard drive fails or whatnot. I was just wondering what methods there are for this and how effective people find it to be. Thanks!
Sorry about the "deleted" prior post. When I wrote it last night I realized I screwed up so I deleted the contents. I would have deleted the whole message, but WHT wouldn't let me. What I mean is that lets say the cpu starts to get hot, it would be nice if I could get an email or pager notifying me of this. Or I saw someone complaining that they were getting emails about their S.M.A.R.T. hard drive reporting problems and to replace it. After all, if I have say a 4 drive RAID 5 setup, how else am I to know that one of the drives failed and that if I lose another drive, the ability to restore the data will be lost?
I am curious as to how these things are monitored. Someone earlier said to use SNMP to detect this. While I looked around and saw that devices can use SNMP, I don't know what programs that utilize these features or where to get the MIBs for this to work.