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  • 1.  REQ: Additional hard drive metric

    Posted Jan 08, 2008 04:50 PM
    Hi,

    Sorry if this is not the correct place to enter this. Just a suggestions to add the Disk Q Length as a Filesystem metric. I find it to be one of the single best signs of hard drive congestion on Windows servers. Since different servers and even arrays within them will have differing performance levels the existing Disk Read/Write metrics don't provide a quick (and reliable alert source) metric of hard-disk to load performance, Disk Q Length does.
    Any chance of implementing something like this in the future?

    Cheers.


  • 2.  RE: REQ: Additional hard drive metric

    Posted Jan 09, 2008 07:29 PM
    Hi,

    in /pdk/examples/ of your HQ-Agent directory you will find a plugin io-device-all-plugin.xml which perfectly fits your needs. It's based on iostat and is able to print out various various hard drive metrics. Do you know how to deploy it ?

    Cheers,
    Mirko


  • 3.  RE: REQ: Additional hard drive metric

    Posted Jan 09, 2008 09:21 PM
    That sounds interesting. However, I believe that iostat is a Linux/Unix utility. Would this work on Windows as well? I would guess that it would have to work very differently in a Windows environment.

    Brian


  • 4.  RE: REQ: Additional hard drive metric

    Posted Jan 10, 2008 12:03 AM
    Thanks for the replies guys. I'll have a look at the XML file tomorrow (though I have a feeling Bclark is correct).