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 manged by HPSIM.
Installing the OpenManage Server Administrator in Dell Servers
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 @ http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/7.1/en/index.htm
Loading the Dell MIBs in HPSIM
Uploading the MIBs is simply copying the MIBs from the downloaded folder to the \Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\mibs folder
1. Copy “10892.mib” to \Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\mibs
2. Copy “dcstorag.mib” to \Program Files\HP\Systems Insight Manager\mibs
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 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 OpenMange Sever Administrator Console for Dell Servers.
iii. The Events tab will List the associated events with the corresponding Dell Server.
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.