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VMware Hypervisor hard drive degraded alert


The details shown below are based on the default settings. Editing this alert has no restrictions. The trigger and clear conditions can be changed to suit your needs.


Primary purpose: To alert when a hard drive is being reported as degraded by a VMware hypervisor hardware sensor.

Possible cause for this alert includes: 

  • The hardware sensor and/or RAID controller is reporting a degraded status for a specific drive.

Alert severity


Repetitive alert pause condition

After 10 occurrences within 2 hours against a specific entity, pause the alert for 2 hours

Alert trigger condition

The hypervisor drive is equal to Degraded.

Alert clear condition

The hypervisor drive is no longer equal to Degraded.

Action(s) to be taken

Replace the degraded hard drive. You’ll need to schedule a maintenance window for the physical swap. If the drives are in a RAID array, account for time for data replication to occur on the new drive.


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