written by Ajith George of the Dell OpenManage Connections team
Monitoring Dell Servers in HP Systems Insight Manager
This post explains the details of managing Dell Servers with HP Systems Insight Manager(HPSIM) and enabling SNMP Traps support. The server MIB files “10892.mib” and “dcstorag.mib” can be used for monitoring the Dell Servers in an environment managed by HPSIM.
Managed Node Pre-Requisites
Installing the OpenManage Server Administrator
The Dell Server should be installed with the Server Administrator Software to enable the monitoring. The Server Administrator software comes with the installation DVD and the details for the installation and configuration of the OpenManage Server Administrator is available in support.dell.com manuals.
Configuring the SNMP Service
The SNMP Service needs to be configured in the Server to enable the SNMP communication between the Dell Server and HPSIM. To enable the traps to be forwarded to the HP SIM server the SNMP Trap destination needs to be configured properly with the HP SIM Server IP Address. The details for the SNMP configuration configuration is available in the Server Administrator documents in support.dell.com.
The current latest version can be downloaded from support.dell.com : @ http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/7.1/en/index.htm
Loading the Dell MIBs in HPSIM
The Dell Server MIB files are available with the Server Administrator DVD and also the MIBs can be downloaded from support.dell.com.
Uploading the MIBs is simply copying the MIBs from the downloaded folder to the \Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\mibs folder
Note - As HPSIM generates an error when a MIB has a filename that contains only numbers, rename “10892.mib” to “new10892.mib”, and for consistency also rename to “dcstorag.mib” to “newdcstorag.mib”.
The MIBs needs to be compiled to generate the intermediate .cfg file which can be used to register the MIBs in HP SIM.
Register the Server MIB files as follows:
HPSIM – System Type Manager
The System Type Manager is used to define the rules to identify the different systems in HP SIM. The steps used to configure the System Type Manager to recognize a Dell Server are as follows:
Dell Windows Server
Dell Linux Server
Discovering Dell Servers
Once the Dell Server system type has been configured in the HP SIM, the Dell Servers can be properly discovered in HP SIM.
The SNMP settings can be changed as follows:
i. Once the discovery rule is saved, Click on “Run Now” option to execute the discovery Rule. The Discovered Dell Server will be shown as
ii. The “Tools and Links” tab contains the link to launch the OpenManage Sever Administrator Console for Dell Servers.
iii. The Events tab will List the associated events with the corresponding Dell Server.
The Server Administrator SNMP Traps details are documented in the Message Reference guide and can be downloaded from support.dell.com.
Server Administrator Instrumentation MIB
The Server Administrator Instrumentation MIB provides
instrumentation data that allows you to monitor the health of a system with
SNMP management applications. It provides:
• Information about the status of temperatures, power supplies, voltages,
currents, fans, and memory at key points in the system
• Rapid access to detailed fault and performance information gathered by
industry standard systems management agents
• Version information for Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), firmware, and operating system
• A detailed account of every cost of ownership (COO) detail about your system
In addition, traps are sent to report a change in status of the health of critical components.
Server Administrator Storage Management MIB
The Server Administrator Storage Management MIB provides storage management data that allows you to monitor the health of storage resources with SNMP management applications.
If interested to know about Monitoring Dell Servers using HP Operations Manager for Windows, please refer to the Dell SPI white paper here