Collect SMART hard drive status in ConfigMgr inventory

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Recently while working through preflight checks for Windows 10 (W10) Redstone 1607  deployment we realized there were some spinning platter drive failures.  To help identify potentially failing machines we were looking for the Hard Drive Smart status field.  Turns out it is not gathered by default in SCCM.  The following walks you through it.

WIN32_DiskDrive contains this info under the status field.  It does not appear to be enabled by default (might just be the environment I am looking at)

I would suggest ensuring that the following are enabled
• Caption
• Status
• Capabilities (Optional to see if bit 10 is set – SMART enabled)

PowerShell example

$wmi = gwmi -class win32_diskdrive
foreach($drive in $wmi){$drive.caption + “: ” + $drive.status}

WMIC Example

WMIC DiskDrive GET Caption,status

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) Current Branch (CB)

This status field is NOT collected by default in SCCM.  To have the Hardware Inventory Gather this information in your environment you must enable this class in Client Settings

  1. Open SCCM Console
  2. Select Administrator node (bottom Left)
  3. Select Client Settings (middle left)
  4. Select the Client Settings you want to modify.
    1. Best Practice is to create a policy and not use the Default Client Settings.  As this is my lab I did use Default Client Settings
    2. If you create a new one than you need Hardware Inventory
  5. Select Set Classes
  6. usmt-estimate-step
  7. Filter on Win32_DiskDrive
  8. Expand out the class then select Status field
  9. Ok
  10. Ok

If you changed the Default Client Setting it will automatically be sent out to every client in the environment.  The v_GS_Win32_DiskDrive view will be updated with the Status Field.  Use the Reference section below to understand what these values mean.  I also found this field is not being read but not sure where it is ConfigManagerErrorCode

Reference

Win32_DiskDrive class

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa394132(v=vs.85).aspx

Status

Data type: string
Access type: Read-only
Qualifiers: MaxLen (10), DisplayName (“Status”)

Current status of the object. Various operational and nonoperational statuses can be defined. Operational statuses include: “OK”, “Degraded”, and “Pred Fail” (an element, such as a SMART-enabled hard disk drive, may be functioning properly but predicting a failure in the near future). Nonoperational statuses include: “Error”, “Starting”, “Stopping”, and “Service”. The latter, “Service”, could apply during mirror-resilvering of a disk, reload of a user permissions list, or other administrative work. Not all such work is online, yet the managed element is neither “OK” nor in one of the other states.

This property is inherited from CIM_ManagedSystemElement.

Values are:

OK (“OK”)

Error (“Error”)

Degraded (“Degraded”)

Unknown (“Unknown”)

Pred Fail (“Pred Fail”)

Starting (“Starting”)

Stopping (“Stopping”)

Service (“Service”)

Stressed (“Stressed”)

NonRecover (“NonRecover”)

No Contact (“No Contact”)

Lost Comm (“Lost Comm”)

 

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Author: shauncassells

Shaun Cassells, Senior Solutions Engineer, 1E Shaun is a Microsoft MVP Windows Insider MVP and executive at Central Texas Systems Management User Group (CTSMUG). Shaun is a frequent speaker at conferences like MMS, Gartner, TechEd Europe, TechEd North America, IT Dev Connections, System Center Rallies, and Systems Management User Groups (SMUGs). Shaun is an award winning blogger syndicated from www.shauncassells.com. Shaun specializes in analysis, optimization, and design of Tactical Solutions to Strategic Business Goals. Prior to joining 1E in 2010, he worked for a Global 100 company as the Configuration Manager Service Owner and Architect. Recently as a Principle Consultant at 1E, he accomplished design, review, and improvements to a variety of Configuration Manager environments from the very small to sites with a half million seats. He provided leadership that created a patented automated application rationalization and usage based OSD mapping solution in use by multiple fortune 500 companies. These days you can find Shaun traveling to help discover, review, and improve business productivity across the world.

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