<%NUMBERING1%>.<%NUMBERING2%>.<%NUMBERING3%> PRTG Manual: SNMP HPE ProLiant Physical Disk Sensor

The SNMP HPE ProLiant Physical Disk sensor monitors a physical disk in an HPE server via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

SNMP HPE ProLiant Physical Disk Sensor

SNMP HPE ProLiant Physical Disk Sensor

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

Sensor in Other Languages

  • Dutch: SNMP HPE ProLiant Fysieke Schijf
  • French: HPE ProLiant disque physique (SNMP)
  • German: SNMP HPE ProLiant Physikalischer Datenträger
  • Japanese: SNMP HPE ProLiant 物理ディスク
  • Portuguese: Disco físico HPE ProLiant (SNMP)
  • Russian: Физический диск HPE ProLiant по SNMP
  • Simplified Chinese: SNMP HPE ProLiant 物理磁盘
  • Spanish: Disco físico HPE ProLiant (SNMP)


Consider the following remarks and requirements for this sensor:



HPE system management tools

  • For Gen10 servers: This sensor requires HPE Agentless Management and the HPE Agentless Management Service on the target system.
  • For Gen10 servers: Use the HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) interface as the parent device.
  • For Gen9 servers or earlier: This sensor requires HPE Insight Management Agents and HPE Insight Management WBEM Providers on the target system.
  • For Gen9 servers or earlier, this sensor requires a specific HPE system management tool to be installed on the target system to report data via SNMP: HPE Insight Management Agents. To receive SNMP data from redundant array of independent disks (RAID) controllers, the sensor also requires HPE Insight Management Agents. For Gen10 servers, this sensor no longer requires HPE system management tools.
  • Instead, the sensor requires the HPE Agentless Management Service to be installed on the target system.

i_square_cyanFor more information and download links, see the Knowledge Base: Monitor HP ProLiant via SNMP?

i_round_blueFor Gen9 servers or earlier, some of the HPE object identifiers (OID) that this sensor uses are only accessible via the iLO interface. If this sensor throws an error that it cannot find "such device types", create a device that points to the address of the HPE iLO interface (if available) and add the sensor to this device. We recommend that you use the Agentless Management feature with configured SNMP. You can set this up in the iLO configuration interface under Administration | Management | SNMP Settings. For Gen10 servers, use the HPE iLO interface as parent device for this sensor.

iLO versions

  • This sensor supports iLO as of iLO 3. We recommend that you use at least iLO 4.


  • This sensor supports IPv6.

Performance impact

  • This sensor has a low performance impact.


  • This sensor uses lookups to determine the status values of one or more channels.

"Limited Monitoring" mode

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

  • hpe
  • physicaldisk
  • snmphpe
  • snmphpephysicaldisksensor

i_square_cyanFor more information about basic sensor settings, see section Sensor Settings.

HPE ProLiant Physical Disk Settings

HPE ProLiant Physical Disk Settings

HPE ProLiant Physical Disk Settings




The ID of the physical disk that this sensor monitors.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display



Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, PRTG displays the last value of the primary channel below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how this sensor shows different channels:

  • Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.
  • Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
    i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you select Stack channels on top of each other above.

Select a unit from the list. PRTG stacks all channels with this unit on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.



Corrected Read Errors

The corrected read errors

Corrected Write Errors

The corrected write errors

Disk Status

The disk status

  • Up status: OK
  • Warning status: Erase Done, Erase Queued, Erasing, Not Authenticated, Predictive Failure
  • Down status: Failed, SSD Wear Out
  • Unknown status: Other

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.


In the channel table on the Overview tab, this channel never shows any values. PRTG uses this channel in graphs and reports to show the amount of time in which the sensor was in the Down status

Drive Condition

The drive condition

  • Up status: OK
  • Warning status: Degraded
  • Down status: Failed
  • Unknown status: Other

Hard Read Errors

The number of hard read errors

Hard Write Errors

The number of hard write errors

S.M.A.R.T. Status

The S.M.A.R.T. status

  • Up status: OK
  • Warning status: Replace Drive
  • Unknown status: Other

Sectors Read

The number of sectors read

Sectors Written

The number of sectors written

Threshold Passed

If the threshold is passed

  • Up status: No
  • Down status: Yes


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