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  • We're trying to force an alert for non system drive free space (D drive) on a Windows 2003 server. This drive is 165 gb in capacity. I have overridden the warning threshold percent free for non system drives to 95% and free GB to 164 MB. Current free space is 116 so I know my overrides should trigger a warning if I'm doing it correctly. This drive does not carry the operating system, which is why I overrode for "non system drives." Is that the correct approach? We're trying to trigger an alert to ensure it works and look at the alert properites for subscription reasons.
    Thanks!

    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 12:57 PM

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  • You can set the monitor to alert when it goes to a warning state, yes. But when the monitor goes from warning to critical, another alert wont be generated.
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    • Marked as answer by StuartR Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:06 PM
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:07 PM

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  • The problem being, of course, that I can't get the monitor to change state. No relevant errors in ops manager event log that I can see on host system, restarted ops mgr health service to try and push the overrides.
    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 1:23 PM
  • Hi msteitz.


    The monitors for the diskspace runs only once every hour. I have blogged about it: http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/2009/04/logical-disk-free-space-monitor-three.html
    Best regards, Marnix Wolf (http://thoughtsonopsmgr.blogspot.com/)
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:18 AM
  • This drive does not carry the operating system, which is why I overrode for "non system drives." 
    Is "non-system drives" a group you created?  Is the D: drive for the server in question a member of the group?
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 3:26 PM
  • I would suggest looking at the mp I created to monitor free disk space by percentage, which has the ability to on the fly set different thresholds on different disks by using a text file on the physical drive you would like to change the thresholds on. the monitor runs every 15 minutes so that should give you an idea of whats going on. there is a document on how to use the mp in the zip file. its available here: http://www.systemcentercentral.com/PackCatalog/PackCatalogDetails/tabid/145/IndexID/12579/Default.aspx

    hope this helps!
    Scott Moss President - System Center Virtual Users Group Vice President - Southeast Management Users Group (SMUG)
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 3:50 PM
  • hi

    If you are trying to trigger an alert on a warning you will be waiting a while .... the monitor isn't configured to do this.

    If you look at the disk state (in the disk state view) it should be yellow but if you want to have an alert on warning state then you'll need to set an override enable on the monitor to generate an alert on warning state. Just be aware that if you do this then you won't get a second alert when state changes from warning to critical .... you pays your money and takes your choice ;-)

    Cheers

    Graham
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 4:03 PM
  • Another tidbit - both of the thresholds need to be tripped for the disk space monitoring to fire any alert. 
    Microsoft Corporation
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 5:27 PM
  • If you look at the disk state (in the disk state view) it should be yellow but if you want to have an alert on warning state then you'll need to set an override enable on the monitor to generate an alert on warning state. Just be aware that if you do this then you won't get a second alert when state changes from warning to critical
    Can't you set Alert on State to "The monitor is in a critical or warning health state" and thus get alerts whether it is critical or warning?
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 10:45 PM
  • You can set the monitor to alert when it goes to a warning state, yes. But when the monitor goes from warning to critical, another alert wont be generated.
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. Use of included script samples are subject to the terms specified at http://www.microsoft.com/info/cpyright.htm
    • Marked as answer by StuartR Thursday, August 27, 2009 7:06 PM
    Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:07 PM