3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 10, 2009 8:49 AM by Fodome

    Monitor IBM Server Temperature

      We are trying to monitor temperature on a x3650 server. Unlike Dell server, we are not able to get the SNMP working. I assume we do not have the required MIBs in our ipMonitor SNMP list? With Solarwinds consultants help I've now imported a pack of IBM MIBs into our ipMonitor. However, still no luck with monitoring the temperature. Other general items are fine, like CPU, Memory, SysUptime...

      I notice with IBM server, it usually use a hardware adapter for remote monitoring RSA. Do I need to have it installed in order to monitor the temperature? I notice its update files shipped with MIBs, do I need to import them into ipMonitor as well?

        • Re: Monitor IBM Server Temperature
          Fodome

          Hello tomking,

          At this time ipMonitor has the IBM OID for temperature built-in to the Temperature Monitor Scan.  Having that said, you do not need any additional MIBs within your install.  In fact, ipMonitor does not require any MIBs to monitor.  It has a long list of OIDs built-in for processors, memory, drive-space, temperature, fan speed, humidity, etc.  These are used by the resource Monitors within ipMonitor.  In the event that you wish to monitor a resource not covered by ipMonitor's wizards, you simply need to find the OID that  corresponds to the needed resource and use it within the Custom SNMP Monitor.

          Regarding your issue, a few things can explain the failure.

          1. Communication over port 161 (UDP) is blocked.
          2. Community name you are specifying is not valid.
          3. IBM system has a host-allow list which does not include the ipMonitor system.
          4. IBM system does not have the required SNMP agent installed to respond to the temperature OIDs.

          The first thing I recommend is testing SNMP connectivity by running a simple query.  The following article explains how:

          http://support.solarwinds.com/kbase/ProblemDetail.cfm?ID=1098

          Let me know the results of this.

          Also feel free to read the following Thwack article along the same subject.

          AS400 Monitoring?

          Sincerely,

          Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
          Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
          network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com

            • Re: Monitor IBM Server Temperature

              Thanks for the reply Chris. I should calrify this. We are able to monitor the IBM server via SNMP. CPU, Memory and HD space are all under ipMonitor monitoring. The only problem we are having is with the temperature. As you mentioned in item 4, an agent may need to be installed on the server. Could it be IBM Director? I notice the temperature sensor OID is available in one of the IBM Director MIBs.

                • Re: Monitor IBM Server Temperature
                  Fodome

                  Hello tomking,

                  Based on what I can find, the temperature for IBM systems is gathered using

                  1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.80.1.1.2

                  which translates to

                  iso.org.dod.internet.private.enterprises.ibm.ibmProd.director.

                  This leads me to believe that the IBM Director application does indeed install the SNMP agent which provices temperature.

                  Of course, IBM would be the best candidate to accurately answer that question.

                  Sincerely,

                  Chris Foley - SolarWinds - Support Specialist
                  Support:  866.530.8040  |  Fax: 512.857.0125
                  network management simplified  |  solarwinds.com