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ML350 G6, VMware ESXi, RAID5

 
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Mario N.
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ML350 G6, VMware ESXi, RAID5

I installed VMware ESXi on an ML350 G6 by downloading the "VMware ESXi 3.5 U4 Installable with HP Management Agents and Customizations Version 3.5 Update 4" CD image.
Everything works fine.
The ML350 G6 server has 6 300 GB disks configured as a RAID5.
I made a test unplugging one disk and the server goes on working.
However, I got no error message or notification either on the console and in the "VMware Infrastructure Client" I use to manage the ESXi server.
Is it the standard behavior?
How can the administrator be alerted in case of a real disk failure?
Is there any additional component I should install?
Regards
Marius
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Patrick Terlisten
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Re: ML350 G6, VMware ESXi, RAID5

Hello,

AFAIK is this normal. While ESXi is an reduced version of ESX (no service console) you are not able to install any additional agents to support automatic notification in case of a failure. Only if ESXi detects the failure itself.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
WFHC-WI
Honored Contributor

Re: ML350 G6, VMware ESXi, RAID5

Hi Marius,

We use nWorks in our environment for this sort of monitoring. Check it out here:
http://www.nworks.com/vmware/

Good luck!