Provide a Graphical User Interface to query into S.M.A.R.T data and varying other pieces of data relating to the hard drive of a SharePoint server in order to heighten disaster recovery and mitigate risks of data loss.
- SharePoint Server Administrators
- Systems Administrators
- Server Custodians
- Developers (maintaining test / development / staging environments)
- Usage Analysts
S.M.A.R.T (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) was the result of the collaboration of several hard drive manufactures in order to increase the reliability of hard drives and increase the range of predictability that there would be for hard drive failures. The primary purpose of S.M.A.R.T technology is to allow advanced diagnostics into hard drives at such a level that data loss and other information disasters can be prevented.
Most modern hard drives are equipped with S..M.A.R.T technology which allows to query the status of a hard drives at a very granular level. Using these methods, an organization can avoid hard drive loss for up to 70% (according to current S.M.A.R.T) statistics.
S.M.A.R.T SharePoint is a program to provide insight to SharePoint servers hard drive status. S.M.A.R.T SharePoint leverages available S.M.A.R.T methods so that you can monitor your SharePoint hard drives so that data disasters can be prevented, mitigating risk for your SharePoint environment. Before any of your critical SharePoint data gets lost, S.M.A.R.T SharePoint will alert you to any problems.
The primary interface of S.M.A.R.T SharePoint will bring you to a general management and information scene. The first group will display the
The secondary tabulated form will show a variety of information about the current state of the SharePoint server disk hard drives. The first tab is SharePoint Server Disk Info which will show all of the relevant information regarding the architecture of the queried hard drives.
On the second screen, you will drill into the actual queried S.M.A.R.T information from your SharePoint server harddrives. The information you can get it here is
- Raw Read Error Rate
- Throughput Performance
- Spin Up Time
- Start / Stop Count
- Reallocated Sector
- Seek Error Rate
- Seek Time Performace
- Power On Hours
- Spin Retry Count
- Power Cycle Count
- Power-Off Retract Cycle
- Load/Unload Cycle Count
- Reallocated Events Count
- Current Pending Sector Count
- Offline Stats
- Write Error Count
The last screen will allow you to set a few preferences for the application to ease its use. The first option will allow you to boot the application when the machine starts, as opposed to manually starting it. The second option will allow you to enable hibernation if your hard drive trips a threshold that might indicate future data failure. You can set the temperature warning level on the third option, and the pop up notifications are related to this as well as other hard rives events.