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SNMP and  HP ML350 Servers.... How can I set this up?

Hi there,

I am setting up hound dog to monitor a number of servers... most of them HP ML350's. Many of these do not have insight installed and looking at this it seems to be well over a gig in size. This is too big an install, considering all these servers are busy running various tasks.

Is there another solution? A smaller agent that will query the raid, internal temps etc and drop the info to the SNMP trap?

Many Thanks
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Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/Virtualization

Commented:
You can install SNMP and monitor with HP SIM 6.0 without having to install the agents.

But, the agents are not too big and the overhead is minimal.
Top Expert 2009

Commented:
Nope. You don't install SIM on every server. Instead, you install SIM on one server and all other servers connect to that SIM via SNMP for firmware and drivers update. That SIM server will have a repository and download update from HP SIM web site regularly; whereas other servers can just pull the updates manually when log on to Server Management and Version Control Agent.

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All these servers are in different customer sites so Inkevin's suggestion is unworkable. I have SNMP installed on the servers but get invalid OID when I query it. I'm assuming I need an agent to query the raid, system temps etcetc but don't want a 1.5 gig install of SIM

Are there any other ways around this?
Justin DurrantSr. Engineer - Windows Server/Virtualization

Commented:
You will need to install the agents (couple hundred MBs) to properly receive alerts (not SIM). Once the agents are installed you can setup email notifications right from the local agents without install SIM.  
Top Expert 2009
Commented:
OK if you just want to use SNMP to pull out some info from a monitor software, you need to set up community name and trap destination in SNMP. Check this article:
http://www.windowsreference.com/networking/configure-snmp-agent-in-windows-2000xp2003/

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