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How can I exclude 2 NICs of a Proliant Server from monitoring ?

sim_newbie
Occasional Contributor

How can I exclude 2 NICs of a Proliant Server from monitoring ?

Dear All,
when I check the status of our Proliant Server on the System Mgmt Homepage - it always shows 2 of the 6 existing network interface cards as failed (amber).
These 2 NICs are simply not is use and not connected - which is wanted as such. We therefore would like to suppress this alert but don't know how to put only these 2 NICs into kind of a maintenance mode ? Any hint greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Tom
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Markus M.
Trusted Contributor

Re: How can I exclude 2 NICs of a Proliant Server from monitoring ?


Hi Tom,

disable them in the server bios, or plug in some kind of "terminator".

Did not find another way either...

kind regards
Markus
Pete2010
Frequent Advisor

Re: How can I exclude 2 NICs of a Proliant Server from monitoring ?

Disable them in device manager.

Markus M.
Trusted Contributor

Re: How can I exclude 2 NICs of a Proliant Server from monitoring ?


Cannot find the device manager on my ESXi ;-)
sim_newbie
Occasional Contributor

Re: How can I exclude 2 NICs of a Proliant Server from monitoring ?

Hello Markus & Pete,
thanks for your hints. This led me to the solution which is:

The command ifconfig vmnicx down on the ESX CLI works.

You can add this command in the boot script (/etc/rc.local file) because on the next boot it will be up again.

Now HP SIM is happy and shows the ESX server as up with no failed devices.
Thanks2all for your help.
City_Blue
Super Advisor

Re: How can I exclude 2 NICs of a Proliant Server from monitoring ?

how do you exclude nic's that are connected but are not need to be monitored