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How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

User_Feo
Occasional Visitor

How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hello!

 

I am having a heck of a time configuring  the Version Control Repository Manager.  Can some one please point in the right direction?

 

Thanks,

Alberto

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Bart_Heungens
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hi,

 

Where do you have a problem with the configuration?

 

First you have to logon to the VCRM console

Then you have to upload at least on PSP Proliant Support Pack in it via the Upload functionality

And that is it... Shouldn't be too hard...

Afterwards you have to connect to the VCA Version Control Agent on a remote server and configure it so that it connects to the VCRM server.

One important thing there to know is that you must enter a username and password to connect to the VCRM server. And this account can't be the administrator account of that server, for security purposes...

So you should create a local account on the server where VCRM is running (or use a domain account) for use inside the VCA...

 

 

Kr,

Bart

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User_Feo
Occasional Visitor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Thanks Bart, potentially my challenge is your first suggestion ....  How do I login into the VCRM console?  Since, i do not see an opition after the installation was completed.

I have installed the VCRM app, which I've downloaded from HP and created a repository.  I installed the VCRM on the same server as SIM, is that a best practice?

 

Thnaks,

 

Alberto

Bart_Heungens
Honored Contributor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

That is already a good start. Yes VCRM is mostly installed on the SIM server since it is not taking that much resources...

 

You can access the VCRM console via the SMH System Management Homepage via the green icon on your desktop or via https://servername:2381. You have to logon with OS credentials and then you will find a shortcut to the VCRM pages...

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dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hello Bart,

 

I need also a little bit help with VCRM.

 

Some information about the HW and SW. Its a VM with SLES11 on that we installed HP SIM 7.2.

 

Once i get lucky and VCRM work it, but now i got some erros they drive me crazy!

 

Inside the log of VCRM I got this Error:

 

Entry Details 
Severity  Error  
Date / Time  
Message The Linux Version Control Repository Manager could not process the HTTP request because it contained invalid data. 
Additional Data 
HTTP_ACCEPT:text/html, application/xhtml+xml, */*
HTTP_ACCEPT_ENCODING:gzip, deflate
HTTP_ACCEPT_LANGUAGE:de-DE
HTTP_APPNAME:vcrepository
HTTP_CONNECTION:Keep-Alive
HTTP_COOKIE:JSESSIONID=91C0C9D7429030F75B432101D500E936; Compaq-HMMD=0001-f02807e3-723c-4e12-a21e-4643e7b1d697-1364887317351759; mx-time-zone=Africa/Ceuta; HPSMH-browser-check=done for this session; curlocation-root=?chppath=Home%3A%3AVersion%20Control&chppage=HP%20Linux%20Version%20Control%20Repository%20Manager&chpurl=/cgi-bin/vcrepository/cgi&chptarget=undefined
HTTP_HOST:192.168.10.105:2381
HTTP_HPSMH_AUTHLEVEL:4
HTTP_HPSMH_SESSIONDIR:/opt/hp/hpsmh/session/0001
HTTP_HPSMH_USER:root
HTTP_HPSMH_USERTYPE:osuser
HTTP_LOGLEVEL:0
HTTP_REFERER:https://192.168.10.105:2381/cgi-bin/vcrepository/cgi
HTTP_USERLEVEL:4
HTTP_USERNAME:root
HTTP_USER_AGENT:Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0)
HTTP_VCREPOSITORY_PROP::11;READ_ONLY:11;:11;OPER_READ_WRITE:11;:11;

/cgi-bin/vcrepository/cgi 

 

Also on the VCA i got this message:

 

Software Status  

Overall Software Status:    Status cannot be calculated because a Version Control Repository Manager has not been named. Click on change settings to specify a Version Control Repository Manager. 

 

Is this configuration ok?

 

 

vca setting.JPG 

 

I think a made configuration mistake at the beginning.... but where?

 

Its just exasperating...

 

Yours and anybodys else help is really appreciated. Thank you!

 

Sorry for my grammar.

 

 

Regards

 

 

 

dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hello again,

 

I made a new custime Basline with HP SUM and VCRM show´s me now all that pretty stuff. Unfortunately there is another Problem. When i go to

 

Deploy > Software/Firmware Baseline > Manager SW FW Basline

 

there wase nothing, so I go to "Select Default Version Control Repository" and see this:

 

baseline 1.JPG

 

 

on "configure" I set by Name and put it the server name hp-sim-suse11 thats the host name of this maschine.

 

If i want to assign a server to this Basline it says now baseline... logical because at >>

 

Deploy > Software/Firmware Baseline > Manager SW FW Basline

 

there is also no baseline.

 

What i am missing here?

 

Also the VCA Problem still exists, here some SS:

 

vca problem 1.JPG

vca problem 2.JPG

 

Thank you very much!

dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Ok, got it also :D

 

I was changing the Setting on the VCA and by Computername i type hp-sim-suse11, Unfortunately i just can login as root although i got a normal user but it didn not work... Maybe i need to create one on hp sim not just on the linux maschine.

 

Whatever, now i got this 

 

vca problem 3.JPG

 

SNMP and WBEM are installed on this maschine, under ps aux | grep snmp i got 

 

hp-sim-suse11:/opt/hp/vcagent/etc # ps aux|grep snmp
root      2758  0.0  0.1  24976  7956 ?        Sl   09:14   0:04 /usr/sbin/snmpd -r -A -LF i /var/log/net-snmpd.log -p /var/run/snmpd.pid
root     32166  0.0  0.0   2408   472 pts/0    S+   12:53   0:00 grep snmp

 

dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

anyone?

xismsou
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hi,

 

This problem seem occur because the vca cannot collect info from the snmp-agent

due certainly acces right

Verify your snmpd.conf file and add entry view systemview included .1 80

You also can read this

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=120&prodSeriesId=3927988&prodTypeId=18964&objectID=c02260387&printver=true

 

Regards

dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hi xismsou, thanks for your answer!

 

I changed the snmpd.conf to this:

 

but it still don't work... I restarted the snmp service, also the hp smh, but with no effects..

 

maybe I got some unnecessary packets installed? Screenings below

 

###########################################################################
#
# snmpd.conf
#
#   - created by the snmpconf configuration program
#
###########################################################################
# SECTION: System Information Setup
#
#   This section defines some of the information reported in
#   the "system" mib group in the mibII tree.

# syslocation: The [typically physical] location of the system.
#   Note that setting this value here means that when trying to
#   perform an snmp SET operation to the sysLocation.0 variable will make
#   the agent return the "notWritable" error code.  IE, including
#   this token in the snmpd.conf file will disable write access to
#   the variable.
#   arguments:  location_string

syslocation  aaa

# syscontact: The contact information for the administrator
#   Note that setting this value here means that when trying to
#   perform an snmp SET operation to the sysContact.0 variable will make
#   the agent return the "notWritable" error code.  IE, including
#   this token in the snmpd.conf file will disable write access to
#   the variable.
#   arguments:  contact_string

syscontact  "aaa"

# sysservices: The proper value for the sysServices object.
#   arguments:  sysservices_number

sysservices 76

###########################################################################
# SECTION: Access Control Setup
#
#   This section defines who is allowed to talk to your running
#   snmp agent.

# rouser: a SNMPv3 read-only user
#   arguments:  user [noauth|auth|priv] [restriction_oid]

rouser  noauth noauth 

# rocommunity: a SNMPv1/SNMPv2c read-only access community name
#   arguments:  community [default|hostname|network/bits] [oid]

rocommunity  public  

trapsess 192.168.10.105 public

trap2sink 192.168.10.105 public

view systemview included .1 80

##########################################################################
# SECTION: Monitor Various Aspects of the Running Host
#
#   The following check up on various aspects of a host.

# proc: Check for processes that should be running.
#     proc NAME [MAX=0] [MIN=0]
#   
#     NAME:  the name of the process to check for.  It must match
#            exactly (ie, http will not find httpd processes).
#     MAX:   the maximum number allowed to be running.  Defaults to 0.
#     MIN:   the minimum number to be running.  Defaults to 0.
#   
#   The results are reported in the prTable section of the UCD-SNMP-MIB tree
#   Special Case:  When the min and max numbers are both 0, it assumes
#   you want a max of infinity and a min of 1.

proc  snmpd 1 1

# disk: Check for disk space usage of a partition.
#   The agent can check the amount of available disk space, and make
#   sure it is above a set limit.  
#   
#    disk PATH [MIN=100000]
#   
#    PATH:  mount path to the disk in question.
#    MIN:   Disks with space below this value will have the Mib's errorFlag set.
#           Can be a raw byte value or a percentage followed by the %
#           symbol.  Default value = 100000.
#   
#   The results are reported in the dskTable section of the UCD-SNMP-MIB tree

disk  / 100000

# load: Check for unreasonable load average values.
#   Watch the load average levels on the machine.
#   
#    load [1MAX=12.0] [5MAX=12.0] [15MAX=12.0]
#   
#    1MAX:   If the 1 minute load average is above this limit at query
#            time, the errorFlag will be set.
#    5MAX:   Similar, but for 5 min average.
#    15MAX:  Similar, but for 15 min average.
#   
#   The results are reported in the laTable section of the UCD-SNMP-MIB tree

load  30 60 90

master agentx

 

snmp pakete.JPG

 

vca problem 4.JPG

xismsou
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hi,

 

In accordance with our snmpd.conf test file (on redhat server 5.8)

you can try :

rocommunity public 127.0.0.1

view all included .1

 

after you have to restart net-snmp and hp-snmp-agents (and hp-health eventually)

 

Regards

 

PS : We haven't any suse linux but i thing your reference support pack isn't good. Have you any proliant support pack for suse linux server xx  in your vcrm ? (no interaction with your probleme)

dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hi,

I edited the /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf and restarted the snmp service fine,

but when I look at the /etc/init.d/hp-agents-snmp status they were all unused!

By trying to start them I get this

 

hp-sim-suse11:~ # /etc/init.d/hp-snmp-agents start
  Trying to identify the Product Name.../etc/init.d/hp-health: line 454: [: : in                      teger expression expected

  ERROR: This server is NOT supported!
  Error: No supported management controller found

/etc/init.d/hp-health: failed to start! Please review log file for details.
The log file locations are documented in the hp-health(4) man page.

 also:

 

hp-sim-suse11:~ # /etc/init.d/hp-health status
  Trying to identify the Product Name.../etc/init.d/hp-health: line 454: [: : integer expression expected

  ERROR: This server is NOT supported!
  Error: No supported management controller found

 

this makes me a little bit nervous, I will not hope that somebody turns the corner and says "ahem hp sim don't work on a vm!"

The Repository should be ok, here a screenshot. What I don't understand is the fact that I deselect the Red Hat Packets, but still got them in the Repository.

 

VCRM catalog.JPG

dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Hi again,

 

I found out today that my bigges problem is my Kernel! Got a 3.x.x Kernel and that is not supported... So I´am gonna to install SLES11 with SP1 Kernel 2.6.x and hopefully everything works fine.

 

 

dajdza
Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Il setup a new VM with SLES11 SP1 Kernel 2.6.32.12-0.7-pae and got the some Error...........

 

hpsim:~ # /etc/init.d/hp-health start
ERROR: This Server is NOT Supported!
Error: No supported management controller found

 In the logs of hp-health I got the same error.

 

There´s no sense... for me

J McCulloch
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to configure Version Control Repository Manager.

Would you mind posting how you solved the first error:

 

The Linux Version Control Repository Manager could not process the HTTP request because it contained invalid data.

 

Regards,

John