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Disk Space Monitor Template

The Disk Space Monitor Template enables you to monitor free disk space on any Windows machine. This template is typically used by systems administrators that want to be notified when free disk space falls below a threshold (e.g. Free disk space is less than 10 GBs).

Server Manager includes two different Disk Space Monitor Templates:

TypeDescription
Disk Space MonitorUses WMI to scan logical disks on Windows machines.
Disk Space Monitor (Windows Shares)Uses Windows Shares to scan shares on network devices.

How to configure the Disk Space Monitor Template:

  • From the Menu Bar, select File | New. The Create New Object View displays.
  • From the Create New Object View, expand Templates | Windows Monitors then select Disk Space Monitor. The New Template Properties View displays.
  • The Template Properties view contains 4 tabs.

How to configure the Disk Space Monitor (Windows Shares) Template:

  • From the Menu Bar, select File | New. The Create New Object View displays.
  • From the Create New Object View, expand Templates | Windows Monitors then select Disk Space Monitor (Windows Shares). The New Template Properties View displays.
  • The Template Properties view contains 4 tabs.

The Options Tab

  • Use the Disks/Shares drop-down to select specific disks or shares to configure.
    This option is only available when explicitly assigning logical disks or Windows Shares from either the Logical Disks tab or the Windows Shares tab.
  • From either the Warning trigger or Critical trigger control groups:
    • Use the Free disk space falls below check box to enable the free disk space monitor then specify the threshold value and units. Optionally, if monitoring by percentage of free disk space, check the option to enable an additional And or Or rule to also check physical sizes.
    • Use the Used disk space changes by check box to monitor changes in disk space between each scan.
      This function uses the absolute value of the change in free disk space size enabling the template to trigger when free disk space increases as well as decreases.
    Disk Space Monitor Trigger Properties

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Windows Monitor Templates