HP SIM best practice and deployment scenario ?


I'm now testing HP SIM v7.4 that is freely downloadable but so far I'm finding it hard to configure or start to configure it for consolidating the physical status hardware monitoring.

Can anyone here please share what and how did you deploy HP SIM and how do you configure it ?

My goal with HP SIM is:

1. To be able to centralize all email alert comes from HP SIM only rather than doubling from HP Proliant servers

2. Get instant alert for any hardware issue to be sent by email from HP SIM ?

3. proactive monitoring, be able to send email when warning or some hardware about to fail.

If anyone here can share the step by step guid in how to achieve the above request that'd be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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How has HPSIM been configured, for data collection SNMP, WMI?
Alerting is configured via the Options tab -> Automatic Event Handling -> Manage Tasks.

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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
@65td: the HP SIM was just installed new on the server, Discovery or subnets scan is done using DOMAIN\Administrator account.

For all of the HP Proliant Servers, I've done:

1. Enabled the SNMP feature
2. Installed HP WBEM providers
3. Installed HP Insight Management Agent (email alerting works when rebooting the server)
4. Installed HP System Management Homepage (SMH)

that's it I didn't configure the Proliant servers to send or anything about the new HP SIM server.
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Are the agents installed on the target servers.

These agents or SMH are configurable for reporting other HP issues such as network controller, storage and power supply failures.
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Yes I have installed the WBEM providers and also the Insight management agent as I run HP SPP .iso latest for all of my servers.

The only thing that I configure on the agent is the email server and recipient address, that's all I know.

So how to make it report to HP SIM or how does HP SIM server gathers this event for all servers and alert me ?
Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Hi 65td, the link that you sent above is not working:

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What's the title of the document ?
Document title is "HP Systems Insight Manager 7.2 Installation
and Configuration Guide for Microsoft
HP Systems Insight Manager 7.2 Installation
and Configuration Guide for Microsoft

Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
How did you find that manual man ?
there is updated version 7.5 now but somehow I cannot find it in ITRC forum ?
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