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How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

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Server-Support
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How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

People,

 

I'm still trialling HP SIM here as the means to centralized hardware monitoring for all HP products (Printers, HP Procurve Switches and HP Proliant servers).

 

But I'm still struggling to control how it works.

 

Which one is HP SIM behaviour:

 

pull (polling) on a scheduled interval

 

or

 

received the forwarded WBEM event alert sent by the agents thus emailing me just once

 

If anyone can share how do you set up the HP Sim in your environment that’d be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks.

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Andrew_Haak
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Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

Hello,

SIM uses pull actions to update status of objects already in SIM and for datacollection purposes. So no event should come from pulling unless it's a SIM alert that there was a time-out.

Push actions are always from a device in your network, agent, ILO or other devies that have SNMP or WBEM abilities.
Can you post a sample of an email you get when you do a pull job?
Kind regards,

Andrew
Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

Here's the sample:

 

Subject: PRODSVR2012R2-01: (SNMP) APC UPS: Communication failure: Server Critical Alerts

 

Event Identification and Details

Event Severity

 Critical

Cleared Status

Not cleared

Event Source

PRODSVR2012R2-01

Associated System

PRODSVR2012R2-01

Associated System Status

 Normal

Event Time

Thursday, 30/07/2015, 4:03 PM EST

Description

SEVERE: Communication to the UPS has been lost. Steps to reestablish communication are in progress.

Event Category

APC PowerNet Events

Assignee

 

Comments

 



Trap Details

Variable Description

Value

NO DATA

This OID allows APC traps to be sent with an octet string argument that my not be defined in the APC MIB. A get of this OID will return a NULL string.

Communication Lost

         


Mib Information
The associated MIB File Name for this trap is powernet.mib and the MIB identifier PowerNet-MIB

         

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

What is the object that had this event?
Kind regards,

Andrew
Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

Hi Andrew, the object is Production server with USB connection to the backend UPS.

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

And this server also gas no SNMP trap configured to the SIM server ?
Kind regards,

Andrew
Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

Andrew, no I have no experience in how to setup the snmp trap in HP SIM or in HP agent on any device.

So in all of my server deployments I trust HP SPP to install and update the latest software agents necessary and then I just put in email address in HP agent.

That's as far as I can configure the alerting in the devices. So do I need to do something on HP SIM server ?
Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

Please look at your other post, i've typed a short for setting the repair for a brunch or all of your servers.
Kind regards,

Andrew
Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

Thanks Andrew,

 

So yes, the option to centrally configure the bulk majority / selected servers SNMP to point / send the data to HP SIM server can be found in  the Configure or Repair Agents and then on the Step 3: Configure or Repair Settings  ?

 

is that correct ?

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: How does HP SIM works in Enterprise Data Center and multiple IP subnets ?

Hello Albert, On step 3: Create subscriptions to WBEM events Configure SNMP Trap Community string public. I would expect that the SNMP read was alreay set, if not also select that one. Deselect the Configure SSH if no Open SSH client is installed (it's not needed for monitoring). Set Trust Relationsship, if you like to pass trough from SIM to your remote SMH's.
Kind regards,

Andrew