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Created: 22 Sep 2009 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 1 comment
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Does anyone know how to configure Monitor Solution 6 to alert when a specific server breaches a specific threshold?

We cant use Inventory Solution because the default applies to ALL pc's and not just 1 Server as in our case and also Inventory is collected once a day. We dont want Inventory running more than that.

I would have thought that this would have been such a common request with Monitor Solution but cant seem to find where to enable the rule.

The documentation is very basic.

P.S. Please dont say i must use Monitor Solution 7....that is not an option right now, although i'm sure it does it quite well.


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Joseph_Carson's picture

Hello Steve,

First you need to create a Performance Counter Metric in the Manage Metrics section to Monitor the Logical Disk Space % Free in which below is a sample screenshot on how to do this.

You can also choose which counter you want to measure, how frequent to poll for this data or which instance you want to monitor.


Once you have created the Performance Counter Metric you will now need to create the Rule to evaluate the data that it is collecting.  You will do this under Manage Monitor Packs, either create a New Pack and Category or use an existing one.  Once you have done this and are on the Rule section where you are adding a Rule you will need to add a Rule Definition using the Performance Counter Metric we just created.  A sample of this is shown below which is evaluating the Value being returned and if it is Less Than 20% Free.


Once you have created the Rule then you can add an Action which will allow you to change the Health/Severity status or create a Help desk Incident, Run a Free Disk Script or just simply send an email.

Of course this is a little easier done using version 7.0 but i understand that many users will still need to use version 6 for sometime now.  if you need further help you maybe able to request a Pack on the Monitor Community for v6 that may already be done by another customer.

Kind Regards,