Your question definitely still stands and I would like an answer to that to
It's grand to have the chassis, but would be nice to see the blades as well in a more joined up way.
I really hope this gets solved soon, regards of how, custom MIB, something, I would think Solarwinds would have an interest in this since there is quite a few of these out there now. I would be surprised if the HP blades and other blade systems don't work similar, but i know for our UCS, we have the same problem as above.
Maybe it is a lack of understanding on my part and if so I'd happily take a good set of instructions.
The reason I say that is the oriondemo site and this resouce:
And it works, the blades are linked and take you to the node (Blade or fabric switch). Try it
PavelSuchy comment on the 10.1 product blog was "FI and blades must be properly configured on the UCS to support this."
So now my question is how do you properly configure the blades / switch?
cobrien and stevenwhunt this is what I'm trying to accomplish - I just need to know what SolarWinds did to get this working in a lab. Is it a combination of having the Operating System on the blade under WMI/SNMP monitoring + the SNMP monitoring of the chassis or is it more to do with the SNMP configuration? I'm imagining that the lab doesn't have everything labeled as "chassis-1", "blade-1" and so on, so it feels like an SNMP configuration thing?
Appears that I have this working and I believe it's been working for some time now. NPM version is 12.0.1. UCS version is 2.2(5b)
If I remember correctly, all that was needed was to insert the UCS credentials when adding UCS Manager as a node.
You can add each blade as a separate node and status gets linked onto your UCS Overview Page.
Go back to same page UCS Overview, left mouse click on blade-1 and add it to monitoring(/manage) on your Solarwinds. Then refresh your UCS Overview page and check if you can see the status of the blade (after you add it as a node to solarwinds).
Follow the same for rest of the blades.
You might not like this, but yes it works.
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