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  • WHat is thew best way to view/report the current state of the Hard drive/storage space on all of my managed servers using SCE2007?  I love the summary email which says how many servers have under 20% left, but I would like to be able to see a history on the servers as well.

     

    If I can see a single report that shows me where each server is current (total compared to used/free), it would be great.  Even better would be if I could see the history of the storage on that server.  I would like to see what my growth rate is so I can preemptively plan/estimate how I am doing.

     

    Thoughts?

     

    Thanks!

    Monday, July 30, 2007 4:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi abillz,

     

    It is possible for us to receive an e-mail alert when the disk free space cross over a threshold. The detailed steps are as below:

     

    A.  Steps to configure the Logical Disk Space monitoring:

     

    1. In the SCE console, navigate to Authoring pane -> Management Pack Objects -> Monitors.

     

    2. Choose Scope "Windows Server 2003 Logical Disk", and in the right pane, expand to Target: Windows Server 2003 Logical Disk -> Entity Health -> Availability -> Logical Disk Availability & Logical Disk Free Space. You can verify the properties.

     

    3. Right-click on Logical Disk Free Space and choose Overrides -> Overrides the monitor -> For all objects for type: Windows Server 2003 Logical Disk.

     

    4. Override the corresponding parameters to the value you want. For example, you can modify the Error % Threshold for System Drivers from 10 to 20.

     

    5. Click Apply and OK.

     

    Note:  These steps use Windows Server 2003 Operating System as an example. You should also repeat the steps for other Operating Systems, such as Windows XP, Windows 2000 server and etc, if you are supervising these machines.

     

     

     

    B.  Steps to configure the E-mail Server:

     

    1. Open the SCE Console and navigate to the Administration --> Settings node;

     

    2. In the right panel, expand "Type: General" and right-click on Notification and select Properties

     

    3. On the E-mail tab, select the Enable email notification check box.

     

    4. Click Add to display the Add SMTP server dialog box. Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server, type the port number, select the authentication method, and then click OK.

     

    5. Enter the return address: <name@domain.com> and other parameters you want to specified.

     

    6. Click Apply and OK.

     

    Note:  These steps assume that the SMTP specified as the e-mail server, has been configured and is functioning normally. The SMTP server must also be able to locate and send to a valid mailbox on a mail server.

     

    For additional information about SMTP server, please click the link below.

     

    How to configure an Internet Information Services SMTP virtual server to archive or to remove messages in an Exchange Server 2003 test environment

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837851

      

     

     

    C.  Steps to add you e-mail address as a recipient:

     

    1. Open the SCE Console and navigate to the Administration --> Notifications node.

     

    2. Right-click Recipients and choose New Notification Recipient.

     

    3. On the general tab, input the Notification recipient display name.

     

    4. On the Notification Devices, start the Create Notification Device Wizard by clicking the Add button.

     

    5. Expand the Notification channel drop-down list, and then click E-mail.

     

    6. In the Delivery address for the selected channel box, type an e-mail address that receives the notification recipients. Click next to continue.

     

    9. On the Schedule page, you can leave the default schedule and then click Next.

     

    10. On the General page, type a name for this notification device, and then click Finish.

     

    11. Click Add to define another notification device. Otherwise click OK.

     

    12. The new recipient displays in the Recipients pane.

     

     

    Hope it helps, thanks!

     

                                     

    Sincerely,

    Yog Li

    Microsoft Online Community Support

     

     

    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 12:20 PM

All replies

  • You cannot make customized reports with SCE only the pre-configured reports are available. There may be specific hardware reports included with any server vendor MPs that you may have imported (Dell, HP, etc) though, as some MPs have additional reports not included with the default SCE install.

    HTH,

    Tim

    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 3:32 AM
  • Hi abillz,

     

    It is possible for us to receive an e-mail alert when the disk free space cross over a threshold. The detailed steps are as below:

     

    A.  Steps to configure the Logical Disk Space monitoring:

     

    1. In the SCE console, navigate to Authoring pane -> Management Pack Objects -> Monitors.

     

    2. Choose Scope "Windows Server 2003 Logical Disk", and in the right pane, expand to Target: Windows Server 2003 Logical Disk -> Entity Health -> Availability -> Logical Disk Availability & Logical Disk Free Space. You can verify the properties.

     

    3. Right-click on Logical Disk Free Space and choose Overrides -> Overrides the monitor -> For all objects for type: Windows Server 2003 Logical Disk.

     

    4. Override the corresponding parameters to the value you want. For example, you can modify the Error % Threshold for System Drivers from 10 to 20.

     

    5. Click Apply and OK.

     

    Note:  These steps use Windows Server 2003 Operating System as an example. You should also repeat the steps for other Operating Systems, such as Windows XP, Windows 2000 server and etc, if you are supervising these machines.

     

     

     

    B.  Steps to configure the E-mail Server:

     

    1. Open the SCE Console and navigate to the Administration --> Settings node;

     

    2. In the right panel, expand "Type: General" and right-click on Notification and select Properties

     

    3. On the E-mail tab, select the Enable email notification check box.

     

    4. Click Add to display the Add SMTP server dialog box. Type the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server, type the port number, select the authentication method, and then click OK.

     

    5. Enter the return address: <name@domain.com> and other parameters you want to specified.

     

    6. Click Apply and OK.

     

    Note:  These steps assume that the SMTP specified as the e-mail server, has been configured and is functioning normally. The SMTP server must also be able to locate and send to a valid mailbox on a mail server.

     

    For additional information about SMTP server, please click the link below.

     

    How to configure an Internet Information Services SMTP virtual server to archive or to remove messages in an Exchange Server 2003 test environment

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;837851

      

     

     

    C.  Steps to add you e-mail address as a recipient:

     

    1. Open the SCE Console and navigate to the Administration --> Notifications node.

     

    2. Right-click Recipients and choose New Notification Recipient.

     

    3. On the general tab, input the Notification recipient display name.

     

    4. On the Notification Devices, start the Create Notification Device Wizard by clicking the Add button.

     

    5. Expand the Notification channel drop-down list, and then click E-mail.

     

    6. In the Delivery address for the selected channel box, type an e-mail address that receives the notification recipients. Click next to continue.

     

    9. On the Schedule page, you can leave the default schedule and then click Next.

     

    10. On the General page, type a name for this notification device, and then click Finish.

     

    11. Click Add to define another notification device. Otherwise click OK.

     

    12. The new recipient displays in the Recipients pane.

     

     

    Hope it helps, thanks!

     

                                     

    Sincerely,

    Yog Li

    Microsoft Online Community Support

     

     

    Wednesday, August 1, 2007 12:20 PM
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