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Monitor Temperature and Physical Disk Status of Servers

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Hi! Can anyone assist me on how am I going to search for mib file/oid of a device in case I can't find it using the Mib Walk Tool from Solarwinds? I need to monitor temperature status of cisco routers and servers and physical disk status of servers.

 

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Sure, sorry about taking so long --

You will need to download Dell's OpenManage Managed Node software package.  This is required so the Dell server can send specific SNMP information to Orion.  Without this package, you can't find these OIDs.  Also, once you install the package, there are several documents that list over OIDs.  These below are the ones I frequently use.  If you need more, I can post more.  If you don't find the link, I'll try to dig it up and post it. 

I have arrayDiskState as 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.130.4.1.4.x
where x is the array such as 1, 2, 3, etc. 

coolingDeviceReading as 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1.700.12.1.6.1.x
where x is the cooling device such as 1, 2, 3, etc.

temperatureProbeReading as 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1.700.20.1.6
this is returned in celsius*10.  If you want fahrenheit, you will need to build a transform

like this--

Use formula - CtoF({temperatureProbeReading}/10)

Let me know if this helps.

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I am able to monitor physical disk status and temperature status of my Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers.  If you have the same type, just reply and I will walk you through how I did it. 

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Hello. Could you please help me out on the monitoring of the physical disk status? All of our servers are Dell PowerEdge 2950 and our requirement is to monitor the physical disk status itself. Thanks in advance

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you have to create an own Universal Device Poller...

Try the OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.130.4.1.4

Possible states:

0: Unknown

1: Ready

2: Failed

3: Online

4: Offline

6: Degraded

7: Recovering

11: Removed

15: Resynching

24: Rebuild

25: No Media - CD-ROM

26: Formatting

28: Diagnosting

34: Predictive failure

35: Initializing

39: Foreign

40: Clear

 

Try this and give feedback...

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you have to create an own Universal Device Poller...

Try the OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.130.4.1.4

Possible states:

0: Unknown

1: Ready

2: Failed

3: Online

4: Offline

6: Degraded

7: Recovering

11: Removed

15: Resynching

24: Rebuild

25: No Media - CD-ROM

26: Formatting

28: Diagnosting

34: Predictive failure

35: Initializing

39: Foreign

40: Clear

 

Try this and give feedback...

 

 

 



 

You hit this very well. Thanks to this information. This is a valid physical disk status OID but some of the Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers with installed Dell OpenManage Program still doesn't recognize it. Just a quick question though, how did you obtain the said OID?

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I got this Information from Dell...

But if you have installed Dell OpenManage you could configure the server to send warnings and errors as snmp traps and then you could catch them on solarwinds side with an advanced alert...

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I'm trying to create an advance alert using the "arrayDiskState" parameter, which I recently added to Universal Device Poller since this is not being monitored by default, but i'm having difficulty on finding that parameter to simple/complex condition. Is it possible to create an advance alert using the said parameter? And how can I reflect that parameter under Simple/Advance alerts if it is possible? Thanks in advance

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it is quite simple:

 

Create a new advanced Alert with...

 

Trigger Alert when all of the following apply

      Poller Name is equal to [name of your own universal device poller]

      Status is equal to [for example offline]

 

That's it

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There you go. I really appreciate this kind of information so thanks again. I will execute your recommendations and will get back to this post for the updates on my side.

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Can someone please help me monitor these details for a server that has ESXi installed on it. If this still isnt possible can you tell us if you are working on supporting this and if so when you will support this!

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Hi there

I am interested how you did the Dell 2950's. Is it via the Dell DRAC information as I know it monitors those items. - Disks, temp etc...

I would like to be able to poll these.

Thanks

Ken

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Right now, I am monitoring the following:

  1. Physical Disk State of each of my 6 SAS disks
  2. Fan speed of each of my cooling fans
  3. Status of each of my cooling fans
  4. Temperature Probe reading

All I did was enable Windows SNMP on my Dell 2950 and install the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node.  It's a free download from Dell.  Once those two are installed, you can be able to pull a lot of Dell related information.  Plus the OpenManage package gives you a list of all OIDs. 

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i can't seem to find this for windows on the Dell site. I am trying to monitor the same things you are monitoring

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@afarmer

could you please discribe how you implemented these Dell MIB's to solarwinds?

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Sure, sorry about taking so long --

You will need to download Dell's OpenManage Managed Node software package.  This is required so the Dell server can send specific SNMP information to Orion.  Without this package, you can't find these OIDs.  Also, once you install the package, there are several documents that list over OIDs.  These below are the ones I frequently use.  If you need more, I can post more.  If you don't find the link, I'll try to dig it up and post it. 

I have arrayDiskState as 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10893.1.20.130.4.1.4.x
where x is the array such as 1, 2, 3, etc. 

coolingDeviceReading as 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1.700.12.1.6.1.x
where x is the cooling device such as 1, 2, 3, etc.

temperatureProbeReading as 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1.700.20.1.6
this is returned in celsius*10.  If you want fahrenheit, you will need to build a transform

like this--

Use formula - CtoF({temperatureProbeReading}/10)

Let me know if this helps.

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thanks for your help!

now I have everithing I need. 🙂

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@afarmer

could you please discribe how you implemented these Dell MIB's to solarwinds?



As far as "implementing the MIB's" is concerned, they are likely already in there as SolarWinds uses one file that contains pretty much all the MIB's out there.  If you do find one they don't have let them know and they will add it.

To use those MIB's to monitor things all you need to do is use the UnDP (Universal Device Poller) as Questionario suggested above.  If you havne't done this before there is a section in the manual that explains it and I am pretty sure there is a video on how to use it on the SolarWinds website.

Hope this helps!

thanks for your help!

I found out that I have to use the SolarWinds "Universal Device Poller" program to bring in hardware MIB's to SolarWinds.

disk array, power supply and global system state infos are working fine now.

It's just a bit tricky to find the correct OID's 😉

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It's just a bit tricky to find the correct OID's 😉

If you have a copy of the SolarWinds Engineers Toolset installed on your primary core polling system (or any other system that has SNMP access to your nodes) you can do a full SNMP Walk on the device that will basically give you a report or SNMP Profile of your system that can be exported to MS Excel.  You can use that to see what data points can be monitored and what their OID's are.

Hope this helps.

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I think you just need to enter the OID into the universal device poller, thats all...

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