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UIM CDM Probe - Monitoring for a disk format change from NTFS to RAW.

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Article ID: 187453

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)

Issue/Introduction

Customer requires clarification as to the possibility of monitoring via UIM CDM probe, the Disk RAW format as opposed to NTFS.

Environment

Release : 9.1.0

Component : UIM - CDM WITH IOSTAT

Resolution

The cdm probe does not monitor disk RAW format.

The cdm probe for Windows uses FindFirstVolume & GetVolumePathNamesForVolumeName API Calls. These API calls do not return Raw partitions.

Furthermore, for any change from NTFS to RAW, you could try using another method of monitoring a disk format 'change' from NTFS to RAW using the logmon probe.

You could run a list command using logmon to list the volumes and parse the output, and either store QOS data or generate an alarm or both.

DISKPART> list volume

Volume ### Ltr Label Fs Type Size Status Info
---------- --- ----------- ----- ---------- ------- --------- --------
Volume 0 C Windows NTFS Partition 471 GB Healthy Boot
Volume 1 BOOT FAT32 Partition 499 MB Healthy System

list volume command output under the 'Fs' column, would show RAW (in CAPS) for a raw volume.

Additional Information

Here are some helpful docs/articles on how to run a command using logmon

https://techdocs.broadcom.com/content/broadcom/techdocs/us/en/ca-enterprise-software/it-operations-management/unified-infrastructure-management/8-35/logmon-advanced-im-configuration.html

https://community.broadcom.com/communities/community-home/digestviewer/viewthread?MID=773287

https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleId=10691&_ga=2.160890237.1158472715.1584894644-415150117.1571869801