Home Guides Glossary

How can I be notified immediately when a drive on my Windows server fails?

You can configure RAID to notify you immediately when a there is a problem with a drive on your Windows dedicated server. How you do this depends on which RAID driver your server has.

To Determine Your Server's RAID Driver

  1. Connect to your server using RDC. For more information, see Connect via Remote Desktop (RDC) to your Windows server.
  2. From the Start menu, select Control Panel.
  3. Double-click Device Manager.

Your RAID driver displays as one of the following:

  • Highpoint displays as RocketRAID (172x/152x) SATA Controller.
  • IMSM (Intel Matrix Storage Manager) displays as Intel® Desktop/Workstation/Server Express Chipset SATA RAID Controller.

RAID automatically sends server notifications to our Dedicated Hosting support team. We recommend that you continue to use this configuration and simply add yourself to the notification list. Any other changes to your RAID configuration could result in a hard drive failure going undetected.

Highpoint

To Add Your Email to the RAID Notification List

  1. Connect to your Windows Dedicated Server using Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. From the Start menu, select Programs > HighPoint RAID Management Software > Management Console.
  3. For your User Name, type RAID.
  4. For your Password, enter the original server administrator password you used created when you set up your dedicated server.
  5. From the menu at the top, select Operation > Add Recipient.
  6. Enter your email address and name in the appropriate fields.
  7. Select what types of notifications you want to receive about your server.
  8. Click OK.

IMSM

To Add Your Email to the RAID Notification List

  1. Connect to your Windows Dedicated Server using Remote Desktop Connection.
  2. From the Start menu, select Programs > Intel.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Enter the SMTP server, form address, and to address. For more information about your SMTP server, see Find your email relay server
  5. Select the event notifications you want to receive, and then click Save.

Domain Registration

Pay less for website domain names. Register your own .com, .net or .org for as low as $10.18 per year. We have everything you need to get online with your new domain.

Website Builder

For as little as $3.89 per month you can build your Website online with Website Builder using our easy to use professional templates. Play Video - Demo

Quick Shopping Cart

Build and run your own successful online store in minutes. You're just five easy steps away! Shopping Cart works with Google® and eBay® Play Video

Website Hosting

Everything needed to give your website the high-performance home it deserves.  Protect transactions and secure your customer's data with a SSL Certificate

Copyright © 2005 - 2017. All rights reserved. Privacy Policy