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
Component : UIM - CDM WITH IOSTAT
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.