Monitor hardware on WIndows servers using Nagios.

I have several servers and I would like to be able to monitor their hardware health using Nagios. The servers are different brands (Dell, HP, IBM) and run WIndows 2003 and Windows 2008.   I already have Nagios and NSClient++ communicating and reporting the status of different services and the disk space usage, but I need to be able to monitor CPU temperatures, RAID status, hard drive temperatures, UPS status, etc.  Is there a guide on how I can monitor the hardware components of my servers with Nagios?
Do I need to install Dell OpenManage or the HP equivelant on every single server I wish to monitor?
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mustang83Commented:
Ive read that hpasm can use hp insight management tools for its data logger.


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mustang83Commented:
you can use these plugins in nagios for HP.

http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/Hardware/Server-Hardware/HP-(Compaq)

here is a plugin for Dell openmanage (install openmanage on your dells.)

http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/Hardware/Server-Hardware/Dell/check_openmanage/details


If you have got NSClient++ working then i should think with these plugins you should be able to successfully monitor you servers hardware.
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OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsAuthor Commented:
So I need to use another set of software with Nagios to monitor hardware?  Is there a step by step guide on getting these programs set up and working with Nagios?
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mustang83Commented:
not in particular.

I've used this guide to install plugins.

http://wmunguiam.blogspot.com/2009/07/howto-install-nagios-plugins-ubuntu.html

I installed an as400 plugin into ours before I replaced nagios with zenoss. it's monitors our hp servers using snmp.
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OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsAuthor Commented:
Is it possible to monitor servers over the internet using Nagios and SNMP?  Without opening a huge security hole by forwarding SNMP ports to the servers?

Thanks
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OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsAuthor Commented:
I was able to get the check_openmanage plugin to work on my dell servers, but I still need a solution for my HP servers.  I don't think I can use SNMP since the servers are out across the internet.  Is there a local-running Windows plugin I can run from the HP servers to check the hardware and report status through NRPE?

Thank you
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mustang83Commented:
here is a plug in called check_hpasm.

read the instruction on this page to install.

http://labs.consol.de/lang/en/nagios/check_hpasm/

It does what you asked and can be run locally on the hp servers and gather the information before passing its information through to nagios or locally on nagios querying the servers through snmp.
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OAC TechnologyProfessional NerdsAuthor Commented:
As far as I know, hpasm is linux-only and won't work on Windows.  It will work if you can use SNMP from the nagios server, but that's not an option.  
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