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Dell Open Manage on a HP DL 385

Ravi Ramamoorthy_1
Occasional Contributor

Dell Open Manage on a HP DL 385

Hello All

We are just about to replace our Dell Servers with HP DL and BL's and we simply cannot dump all of our Market facing Dell servers with HP overnight and as you'll know this is going to take time and effort and the migration is going to be in stages.

My question to the group today is can we install either Dell Open Manage application or some form of a plugin from Dell on a HP DL385 server as part of HP SIM Manager.

Has anyone tried simply trying to install Dell Open Manage on a HP Server, we just would like to continue monitor our existing Dell Servers using the HP DL385 with the HP SIM software, or can we have SIM and Dell Open Manage running at the same time with of course different port numbers.

Any ideas.

Thanks

Ravi
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Doug de Werd
Honored Contributor

Re: Dell Open Manage on a HP DL 385

SIM can do basic monitoring of your Dell systems, so you could have just one management console. I'm not exactly sure if it will do auto-discovery on the Dell servers or if you have to compile the Dell server MIBs into SIM.

You might get some more info in these docs (look for "non-HP" to see about compiling MIBs), or you could just install SIM and see what happens.

ftp://ftp.compaq.com/pub/products/servers/management/cim7/CIM7TRG.pdf

http://docs.hp.com/en/5991-2833/index.html

http://h10018.www1.hp.com/wwsolutions/misc/hpsim-helpfiles/simsnmp.pdf

check page 84 here - I think you do it via the Discovery filters:
http://h10018.www1.hp.com/wwsolutions/misc/hpsim-helpfiles/sys-book_5.pdf

I am pretty sure that you will need to keep the Dell agents and HP agents separate (don't install the HP agents on your Dell servers). SIM can monitor non-HP hardware that supports SNMP, WBEM, WMI, HTTP, or DMI.

Hope this helps.

Doug
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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Dell Open Manage on a HP DL 385

Your best move would be to use HP SIM to manage all of your servers as Doug suggests. Dell has actually written a white paper on how to do this. Do a search for 'Systems Insight Manager' on the Dell website.
Ravi Ramamoorthy_1
Occasional Contributor

Re: Dell Open Manage on a HP DL 385

David

I have tried various searches on the Dell web site but so far have had no success with any white paper on SIM.

Thanks

Ravi