You can do it as little or as much as you like. We have both SNMP and SSH script pulling data. We have even mapped our PowerVM stats to show what runs where. If you can think of it, you can likely do it.
Thanks for providing the suggestions.
Can you please confirm me on SNMP.
Like, In AIX we have native SNMP service and another way we can configure net-snmp on AIX server. which one you are using ?
is there any command to configure this on AIX server
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Native is fine, we use it on all our IBM instances. We use net-SNMP on all our Linux instances and its fine too. Just remember to configure it completely. Start simple, use the v2 community name and walk it locallay (SNMP command line tools - SNMPWALK, SNMPGET - Examples ) and then walk it from the Orion server (Run SolarWinds SNMPWALK - SolarWinds Worldwide, LLC. Help and Support). Once you get that to work if you need more security config SNMP v3. Functionally you get the same data.
If that works for you be sure to give him a thumbs up/helpful, its a great write up. If you still have issues, let me know what is tripping you up.
Thanks JM for your response
I will get back you in case face any challenge while configuring the same.
Hope you are doing good.
Just to confirm, do i need SSH/Telnet credentials too ? for AIX Monitoring?
While we tried to add AIX server to SAM using SSH credentials, credentials test are passed.
seems it tried to push agent on that and then it gt failed.
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In case you haven't see this already: https://support.solarwinds.com/Success_Center/Network_Performance_Monitor_(NPM)/Enable_SNMP_access_and_trap_forwarding_for_AIXEnable SNMP access and trap forwarding for AIX
This article describes how to enable SNMP access and trap forwarding on AIX. SNMP access and trap forwarding enable SNMP-based managers to poll the managed system and receive its alerts. If System Health Monitoring is also installed on the managed system, hardware alerts can be forwarded as SNMP traps.
All Orion Core versions
- With root authority, open the /etc/snmpdv3.conf file in a text editor.
- Create a community entry for the customized access view. You can create a new community entry or reuse the default community entry. For example: # communityName securityName securityLevel netAddr netMask storageType COMMUNITY myDirector myDirector noAuthNoPriv 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 -
- Define a security group that includes the community you defined. You can create a new group entry or reuse the default group entry. For example: # groupName securityModel securityName storageType VACM_GROUP mygroup_v1 SNMPv1 myDirector – VACM_GROUP mygroup_v2c SNMPv2c myDirector -Note: The security group name cannot begin with director_group.
- Define a view entry to include or exclude MIB objects. For example: # viewName viewSubtree viewMask viewType storageType VACM_VIEW director_View internet - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11 - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.191.1.6 - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.159 - included - # exclude snmpv3 related MIBs from the view VACM_VIEW director_View snmpModules - excluded - VACM_VIEW director_View 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.4 - included - VACM_VIEW director_View 18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.5 - included - # exclude aixmibd managed MIBs from the view VACM_VIEW director_View 126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.191 - excluded -
- Create an access entry to authorize the security group to the customized access view. For example: # groupName securityLevel securityModel readView notifyView VACM_ACCESS mygroup_v1 - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv1 director_View - director_View - VACM_ACCESS mygroup_v2c - - noAuthNoPriv SNMPv2c director_View - director_View -
- To configure SNMP traps, perform steps 7 and 8. Otherwise, go to step 9.
- Specify a target address value for each destination to which the IBM Director will send SNMP traps. For example: # targetAddrName tDomain tAddress tagList targetParams TARGET_ADDRESS Target1 UDP 184.108.40.206 traptag trapparms1 - - -
- Specify a trap community value. For example: # paramsName mpModel securityModel securityName securityLevel storageType TARGET_PARAMETERS trapparms1 SNMPv1 SNMPv1 myDirector noAuthNoPriv -
- Save and close the /etc/snmpdv3.conf file.
- Stop and restart the cimlistener daemon by typing the following commands and pressing Enter after each: /opt/freeware/cimom/pegasus/bin/cimlistener -s /opt/freeware/cimom/pegasus/bin/cimlistener
- Stop and restart the IBM Director AgentX subagent by typing the following commands and pressing Enter after each: /opt/ibm/icc/cimom/bin/icesnmp stop /opt/ibm/icc/cimom/bin/icesnmp start