Posted on 2009-02-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am wondering if the PSP w/ agents is required in order to monitor a server via SIM 5.X, or if you can simply configure it to communicate with the ILO port to collect SNMP traps?  All I am looking for is power supply and Hard Disk failure alerts.  Thanks.
Question by:tarkmyler
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    There is not really any reason not to install PSP on the servers, you will get full details about your servers. Serial numbers, hardware list, firmware etc. You will need that before you know it.

    Anyway, I know that SIM does detect also the ILO's for servers without PSP installed. So if you tell ILO to send its SNMP messages to SIM it should work just fine. I have not tried the latter though, so don't take my word as the reference.

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    The server runs ESXI.  I installed the wrong version.  The one without HP agents.  I am hoping that I can get basic alerts from the ILO port.  Anyone successfully configure this before?
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    There is an option in the iLO configuration to forward events. Simply configure a valid snmp trap receiver IP and everything should work fine.

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    NetPro70, Could you elaborate on this?
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    The answer NetPro70 gave is sufficient. tarkmyler need to set ILO on the servers to forward SNMP traps to his monitoring server (SIM). If he want to test that the solution works, why not try to disconnect one of the two power supplies and see if the error comes up in SIM.

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