<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk Sensor

The SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk sensor monitors a physical disk in a Dell PowerEdge server via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk Sensor

SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk Sensor

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

Sensor in Other Languages

  • Dutch: SNMP-Dell PowerEdge Fysieke Schijf
  • French: Dell PowerEdge disque physique (SNMP)
  • German: SNMP Dell PowerEdge Physikalischer Datenträger
  • Japanese: SNMP Dell PowerEdge 物理ディスク
  • Portuguese: Disco físico Dell PowerEdge (SNMP)
  • Russian: Физический диск Dell PowerEdge по SNMP
  • Simplified Chinese: SNMP Dell PowerEdge 物理磁盘
  • Spanish: Disco físico Dell PowerEdge (SNMP)


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



Dell OpenManage Server Administrator or iDRAC 7

  • This sensor requires Integrated Dell Remote Access Controller (iDRAC) 7 or the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) on the target system.
  • Make sure that you enable SNMP in the OMSA.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see the Knowledge Base: What do I need to monitor Dell servers?

i_round_blueYou can also monitor Dell PowerEdge servers with this sensor via iDRAC 7.


  • This sensor supports IPv6.

Performance impact

  • This sensor has a low performance impact.


  • This sensor uses lookups to determine the status values of one or more channels.

Knowledge Base

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

  • dell
  • physicaldisk
  • snmpdell
  • snmpdellphysicaldisksensor

i_square_cyanFor more information about basic sensor settings, see section Sensor Settings.

Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk Settings

Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk Settings

Dell PowerEdge Physical Disk Settings




The physical disk that this sensor monitors.

Data Source

The interface that PRTG uses to get monitoring data. This is either Dell OMSA or iDRAC.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display



Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, PRTG displays the last value of the primary channel below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how this sensor shows different channels:

  • Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.
  • Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
    i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you select Stack channels on top of each other above.

Select a unit from the list. PRTG stacks all channels with this unit on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.



Component Status

The component status

  • Up status: OK
  • Warning status: Non Critical
  • Down status: Critical, Non Recoverable, Other, Unknown

Disk State

The disk status

  • Up status: Non-Raid, Online, Ready
  • Warning status: Foreign
  • Down status: Blocked, Critical, Failed, Non Recoverable, Other, Removed, Unknown

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.


In the channel table on the Overview tab, this channel never shows any values. PRTG uses this channel in graphs and reports to show the amount of time in which the sensor was in the Down status

Roll Up Status

The roll up status

  • Up status: OK
  • Warning status: Non Critical
  • Down status: Critical, Non Recoverable, Other, Unknown

i_round_redThis channel requires that Dell OMSA is installed on the target system.

S.M.A.R.T. Warning

The S.M.A.R.T. warning status

  • Up status: No
  • Down status: Yes


i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

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