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bgf
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Graphs

Hello,

Is it possible to monitor hd usage, cpu usage or specific temperatures and show graphs of this measurements? (Like in Nagios if you know that)

Regards
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fred Passeron
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Re: Graphs

Hi

on the system management homepage, one can set thresholds on logical drive usage, cpu usage and memory usage. Therefore, one does not have to check them all the time, for an alert will be triggered when the threshold is passed.(being either minor, major or critical = these status are bieng setup by the user on the SMH)

These values are displayed only in the SMH(https://server name:2381). The SMH is part of the insight agents.

I attached a screen shot.

Regarding temperatures, values are available through the Ilo (integrated lights out technology).
more infos here :
http://h71028.www7.hp.com/enterprise/cache/98327-0-0-0-121.html

Using Insight Power Manager, a plug in to hp sim, one can view reports (including graphs, of the inlet air temperature :temperature of the air coming in the server, as well as cpu usage)for a dedicated server or a group of server.
more infos here :
http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/ipm/index.html

It is different from nagios and mrtg but the result is similar. You get an alert when a threshold is passed.

hope it helps
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov
bgf
Advisor

Re: Graphs

Thanks, I will check out this.

Is it also possible to monitor specific Services with HP SIM like DHCP Server, DNS Server, or SQL Server statistics?
Is it also possible to monitor in/out traffic of e.g. a router or firewall?

Regards
bgf
fred Passeron
Honored Contributor

Re: Graphs

hi again

to monitor services like dns, dhcp and other infrastructure service, I would advise you to check on the HP software side : a product like sitescope is probably what you are looking for...

https://h10078.www1.hp.com/cda/hpms/display/main/hpms_content.jsp?zn=bto&cp=1-11-15-25%5E849_4000_100__&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

hope it helps

fred
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov
bgf
Advisor

Re: Graphs

Hi, again!

We are looking for a comprehensive tool which is capable of monitoring hardware (cpu, harddrives, temperatures, power supply etc.) and the previous told services and some more. The proliant agents are deliving most data I need, other options would be SNMP or WMI.
There is no "single" solution from HP I suppose (I am thinking of other comprehensive monitoring tools like WhatsUpGold or anything similar)

Regards
fred Passeron
Honored Contributor

Re: Graphs

hi once more :-)

keep in mind that HP SIM is primarly an infrastructure monitoring tool. It manages servers (physical and virtual)and storage Hardware. It can also manage to a lesser extent desktops, printers, network devices...

When it comes down to services like dhcp or dns, the best hp sim can do is to tell you whether the process of this service (on a windows server only)is either started or stopped).It relies here on the insight agents to monitor these processes.

HP SIM has no knowledges of services like DNS or DHCP...Nothing prevents you from writing a mib to define if this service is up or not on a machine and to integrate it into HP SIM. HP SIM has not been designed to take care of this.

However and as I mentionned earlier, other tools in HP are providing this support. Sitescope can manage these kind of services and can forward snmp traps to HP SIM.

I understand your all in one wish but HP SIM is already an all in one solution for your infrastructure as far as Hardware monitoring is concerned.

hope it helps.

fred
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov
bgf
Advisor

Re: Graphs

Hi,

Is it possible to gather WMI information from windows hosts? I read about it but could not find sufficient information.

Regards

fred Passeron
Honored Contributor

Re: Graphs

Hi

yes, HP SIM gathers wmi info and present them in the system page of a server under the properties link.
see attached jpeg :

Besides, HP has developped wbem providers for their servers. These providers can eb used in place of the SNMP based Agents :

more infos here :
http://h18013.www1.hp.com/products/servers/management/wbem/index.html

hope it helps

fred
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov
bgf
Advisor

Re: Graphs

Thanks for your Information

Can you tell me how to get to the page displayed on the previous attached screenshot. I couldn't find the "Status" tab and the other tabs.

fred Passeron
Honored Contributor

Re: Graphs

hi

From the HP SIM web UI, click on a server's name. It should drive you to its system page from which you will be able to click on the properties link below the system management hompepage link.


Hope it helps

fred

“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov
bgf
Advisor

Re: Graphs

I tried this, but unfortunately there is no "Properties link".
I have attached a screenshot of my System page.
bgf
Advisor

Re: Graphs

I have another question:

The thresholds for cpu usage, file system usage etc. can only be configured via the host-specific System Management Homepages, or is there another way to set them via HP SIM?
fred Passeron
Honored Contributor

Re: Graphs

Hi

You can set it up on a device and then use the replicate agent settings tool to propagate the settings across your infrastructure. The tool is available under the configuration menu.

You can also set disk thresholds from the same menu.

Regards

fred
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov
bgf
Advisor

Re: Graphs

I couldn't find the properties link (see attached screenshot in my pre-previous post).

Maybe the agent doesn't support the feature or could it be a configuration problem?
I have no idea :(
fred Passeron
Honored Contributor

Re: Graphs

hi

The link should be there under the first tab of the system page (do not confuse with System management homepage !) System page is available when clicking the name of a server in the HP SIM UI (not by clicking on the HW link which drives to the System management Homepage)

Property Pages are unavailable for this managed system.

to be able to work, a proper wbem credentials must be configured in HP SIM for the system you want to access. The properties link uses os credentials to gather infos.


If the credentials are not set or if the OS is not supported, you would get such a message :
Cause: Property Pages may not be defined for this Operating System type or the system may be acting as a WBEM storage proxy and has not had the native CIMOM identified.

Resolution: Check the SIM release notes for supported operating systems. For systems running as a storage proxy, enter credentials for the native (non-proxy) WBEM
CIMOM on this managed system and re-identify the system.

hope it helps

fred
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.” Isaac Asimov