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


Article ID: 187453


Updated On:


DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM)


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


Release : 9.1.0



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