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Disk Free Space Alert RRS feed

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  • Hi, 

    We configured alert email to send out when disk free space less than 50%. But the problem we are having now is that we have servers with different disk size. For example, serverA has two disks C:50GB, and E:300GB, serverB has C:500GB, and E:2TB. If we set alert email for disk free space less than 50%, that less 50% free space means totally different for ServerA and ServerB, like ServerA C: has 25GB free space, but ServerB C: still has 250GB.

    Is there anyway we can group servers by disk size, and send out alert email when they are less than certain percentage? For example, all disks have 1TB in one group, 2TB in another group, and so on. Please help and thanks!

    Thursday, August 23, 2018 9:31 PM

Answers

  • Recommend approach
    1) create group with containg hard disk with difference hard disk size

      below is the sample group definition which contains server HDs with HD size less than or equal to 60GB

    2) you may apply different disk free space threshold for different group, created in steps one
    3) configure email alert

    Roger

    Friday, August 24, 2018 2:35 AM
  • Hi,

    As far as I know, the free space monitor not only proble the percentage, but also the remaining megabytes. So, we may create an overrides and tweak the % and MB to better suit for our environment. We can set different criteria for system volume and non-system volumes. Personally, 50% is not a good value.



    Hope the above information helps.

    Regards,

    Alex Zhu
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    Friday, August 24, 2018 2:41 AM

All replies

  • Recommend approach
    1) create group with containg hard disk with difference hard disk size

      below is the sample group definition which contains server HDs with HD size less than or equal to 60GB

    2) you may apply different disk free space threshold for different group, created in steps one
    3) configure email alert

    Roger

    Friday, August 24, 2018 2:35 AM
  • Hi,

    As far as I know, the free space monitor not only proble the percentage, but also the remaining megabytes. So, we may create an overrides and tweak the % and MB to better suit for our environment. We can set different criteria for system volume and non-system volumes. Personally, 50% is not a good value.



    Hope the above information helps.

    Regards,

    Alex Zhu
    -----------------------------------------------
    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.
    Friday, August 24, 2018 2:41 AM