n40lmicroserverI have been working on reinstalling Windows Home Server 2011 back on my HP Microserver N40L after some issues with the first install.  Part of the process was to install the WHS Drobo Status Beta 2 Add-in from Ross Dargan that can be found over at the Home Server Show Forums.

http://homeservershow.com/forums/index.php?/files/category/7-whs-drobo-status/

The Add-in was part of a contest that we ran over at http://homeservershow.com.  Ross answered the call and produced not only an initial beta, but now a second one as of January 15 2012.  Here is what it looks like on my system.  I actually have two Drobos.  The first Drobo S (5 Bay) is attached to the WHS 2011 box via USB 3.0 and the second is networked attached via Gigabit Ethernet on the LAN.  With his add-in, I can view the status of both Drobos from my WHS Dashboard. 

 

WHSDroboStatus002

 

WHSDroboStatus001

I am now off to load up the Drobos with all kinds of fresh data!  I will post some updated pics when I have them completed loaded!