Monitoring Hp servers for failures?

Posted on 2013-02-06
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Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I wanted to know how I can monitor a Hp server for failures - any kind of failure. Specifically hardware .

I was advised to install something called Hp sim , but don't you have to buy that? And then you also need a server somewhere - maybe in data centre which monitors all client servers.

All I need is the server to send me an email , anybody have step by step instructions for this please?
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SIM is free but as you point out it's a central management tool designed for many servers. If you only have one or two you can configure email notifications instead.

Configure the event notifier with a SMTP relay under Start/Programs/HP Management Agents/Event Notifier and then in control panel you can select wnat to monitor. You'll need the ProLiant Support Pack (now renamed Service Pack for ProLiant - SPP) and SNMP needs to be enabled since it uses that to communicate internally.
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Use ProLiant Support Pack for Microsoft Windows Server 2003 then which is on that page, SPP is for later machines and OSs. It may already be installed if it was a SmartStart install initially.

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i followed the instructions here.


i setup everything now how do I test it by doing something semi malicious NOT using the test email function in HP management agents
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Pulling a power supply or cable out if they're redundant and all have green lights is one way, or slipping the lid off and pulling a redundant fan out would work; also pulling a NIC cable if teamed but I've seen many mis-configured teams that look good but aren't so that could upset client access.

I don't recommend pulling a disk, if there's a bad block developed recently on another one and you pull its parity disk out you'll have a hole in your data although if you've got a spare you could put that in and create a junk volume on that and break it. Pulling a hot spare may not create an event since they're "warm" in as much as they're spun down most of the time.

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