Using the ServeRAID Manager agent
The ServeRAID Manager agent includes the following components:
- Notification Manager
- Email Notification Manager
- Task Manager
- General settings
Because the agent runs as a background process, it uses less memory resources
than the ServeRAID Manager console. However, the ServeRAID Manager agent is
useful in the following situations:
- The agent can relay events to any ServeRAID Manager console installed on
the local system or a managed system. As events occur, the agent sends the
events to each managed system. Use the Notification Manager
from the agent console to add systems to the agent destination list.
- The agent can notify users by email when events occur on the local system.
Use the Email Notification Manager to add recipients
to the email notification list.
- The agent can run maintenance tasks on a regular basis, such as a logical
drive migration or synchronization. Use the
Task Manager to manage scheduled tasks.
- The agent can log events to the operating system event log, sound an alarm
when an event occurs, and broadcast critical or fatal events to users. Use
the General settings from the agent console to configure
Note: ServeRAID Manager also logs events to a log file. Each component of the agent (except
for the Task Manager) has its own log file.
The ServeRAID Manager agent monitors and generates events for critical or fatal
problems in the ServeRAID Manager configuration every 5 seconds. These changes include,
but are not limited to:
- defunct drives
- PFA drives
- Failed battery
- Offline or critical logical drives
- Failed controllers
- Enclosure problems
- Non-warranted drives. An event is sent at startup, console connection, and
every 30 days