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Beginner's Question

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TYP
Occasional Advisor

Beginner's Question

I'm new to HP SIM and want to know if it has any use with other systems other than HP? I'm under the impression that it can send alerts and such if any system is no longer available on the network, but will I be able to use packs like the Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack with non-HP systems? Is this a good tool for use in a server room containing 3 HP Systems and 24 non-HP systems?
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Steve Weeks_1
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Re: Beginner's Question

Assuming HP have an 'agennt' or the vendor have a HP agent for it, and you can configure SNMP to send alerts to the HPSIM server, then it should indeed do what you need it to.
Rob Buxton
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Re: Beginner's Question

The answer is "it depends".
Mainly on what you expect it to do and the OS and devices involved.

HPSIM can keep an eye on any pingable device. It can gather some information and identify devices based on SNMP information.

In addition you can use WBEM, that can gather further info of non-HP systems.

But, a number of the extensions to HPSIM use agents on target servers that also expect the base HP management infrastructure to be there.

I've tried VPM but stayed with WSUS here as we're mostly MS and WSUS is also free and easily set up. I'm not too sure how that would work with non-HP servers.
You'd also miss things like threshold management.