What are the minimum tools needed to manage and monitor a proliant ML 350
Posted on 2011-02-13
HP Proliant ML 350 G5
When you only have one single server in your environment, what are the tools you need installed on the server (Windows 2003) in order to monitor and maintain that server? There are so many tools that SmartStart installs.
I want to be able to:
1) Monitor the health of the server, including the RAID controller and drives
- Events are best sent to the Event Logs in Windows rather than SNMP
2) Keep the server up to date with the latest drivers and firmware
3) Set up ILO
I want to be sure i"m using the proper tools, and also that I don't have MORE installed than I need.
HP's site is WAY too convoluted to find a simple answer :)