3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 25, 2013 4:27 PM by Ballzo

    Monitoring physically HPProliant servers, snmp

    techux

      Hi guys.

       

      First, we have NPM.

       

      We are installing some centos, redhat and debian in proliants DL servers gen8 and  gen7..

       

      I have configured net-snmp in the OS and can monitor basic stuff like memory, cpus, disk space...

       

      But I would like to monitor physically the server, like fans, power supply, HDD..

       

      I know there is a hp-snmp-agent for hp and redhat.. but I think this could get in conflict with the net-snmp already installed, right? does this hp-snmp allow me to monitor what I want?

       

      in the other hand, debian 6.0.7 is not supported in the dl160g8 series.

       

      so how could I monitor these servers?

       

      thanks

        • Re: Monitoring physically HPProliant servers, snmp
          Ballzo

          We have some of our linux installs working now.

            • Re: Monitoring physically HPProliant servers, snmp
              techux

              good to know.

               

              how did you do that of monitoring fans, cpu, power supply, memory slot? I am not running SAM.

                • Re: Monitoring physically HPProliant servers, snmp
                  Ballzo

                  Without SAM, you would have to use custom pollers. Not as clean but doable. We've been using that method for a few years now.

                   

                  As far as whats needed on the linux systems, you need the hp agents installed and don't hold me to this because I just know enough linux to be dangerous. This is what I have in my notes from one of linux builds....Please verify this though. I'm still working on getting all of my linux hardware in there.

                   

                  Need the following RPM packages:

                  compat-32bit-9-200407011229.x86_64.rpm

                  hp-health-8.2.0-283.sles9.x86_64.rpm

                  hp-smh-templates-8.2.5-41.sles9.noarch.rpm

                  hp-snmp-agents-8.2.0-284.sles9.x86_64.rpm

                  hpacucli-8.0-14.noarch.rpm

                  hpsmh-7.0.0-24.sles9.x86_64.rpm

                  liblcms-32bit-9-200407011229.x86_64.rpm

                   

                  • Be sure to pick the right packages for the right version of Linux and its architecture!

                   

                   

                  Copy the packages to the /root directory on the server.

                   

                  Ballzo in Sacramento