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Is snmp not running??

Rolly_1
Occasional Advisor

Is snmp not running??

Hi all,

I've installed VMware ESXi 3.5 U3 Installable with HP Management Components Version ESXi 3.5 Update 3 | 123629 - 11/17/08

Unfortunately when I try to run an Identify Systems on my HP SIM I get the following...

Starting identification process...
Checking for known running web servers.
Checking for System Management Home Page and other HP web agents.
The System Management Homepage is not supported on this system.
Checking for WBEM support on system.
Running WBEM rules based identification.
Cannot get ComputerSystem WBEM/WMI data from the system
Running VM Identification
The system is not a VMware ESX Host, or WBEM credentials may not be specified, skipping VM Identification
Running WS-Man identification.
The system did not respond to WS-Management, verify credentials.
Checking for SNMP support on system.
The system did not respond to SNMP, verify security settings and community strings.
Running SNMP base Cluster identification using common cluster MIB.
This was not a system with the common cluster MIBs supported.
Running HP ProLiant management agent identification
The system does not support SNMP.
Running HP NetServer identification.
The system does not support SNMP.
Running HP-UX SNMP identification.
The system does not support SNMP.
Running SNMP System Type Manager identification.
The system does not support SNMP.
Checking for DMI protocol support.
The system does not have Windows DMI support.
Running DMI System Type Manager identification.
The system does not have Windows DMI support.
Running HP-UX DMI identification.
The system does not have HP-UX DMI support.
Running HP/Compaq Desktop identification.
The system does not have Windows DMI support.
Running HP DMI Desktop identification.
The system does not have HP DMI Desktop support.
Running Generic DMI identification.
The system does not have Generic DMI support.
Checking for SSH protocol support.
The system supports SSH protocol
Running Storage identification.
Did not detect WBEM support on this system. Will not attempt storage identification. If this is a storage host, check WBEM credentials and make sure the providers and CIMOM are operational on the host.
Storage identification completed.
Running HP Service Guard Identification.
The system is not part of HP Service Guard cluster
Checking if this system is supported by Insight Power Manager.
Insight Power Manager is not supported.
Running VM identification.
VMM Integration is not enabled, skipping VM Identification
Building system relationships.
Running limited data collection for common attribute.
Done with limited data collection, checking retrieved data.
The SSH is not configured on this system
The system does not have SMH or SSO support.
Running node communication diagnosis
System identification done with this system.

So it looks like snmp isn't running.

Having a look it doesn't even seem like it's on the actual esx box.

Do I have to install that too??

Any help would be absoutely awesome :)
6 REPLIES
marsh_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Is snmp not running??

the vmware site says this :-

Using SNMP with ESX Server 3i
ESX Server 3i ships with an SNMP management agent different from that which runs in the service console of ESX Server 3. Currently, this SNMP agent supports only SNMP traps, not GETS. This agent is off by default. To use this agent, you must enable the SNMP service, specify at least one community, and configure a trap destination using the remote command-line command vicfg-snmp.
Table 5â 10 lists the command options and syntax for the vicfg-snmp command. You must target the vicfg-snmp command directly to the ESX Server 3i host. You cannot use this command with a VirtualCenter Server. For more information on installing and using the remote command-line interface, see the ESX Server 3i Configuration Guide.


so for example you would do :-

vicfg-snmp -c public -t 'hp_sim_server_name'/public (to set up community and trap recipient)

vicfg-snmp -E (to enable)

if you are using virtual centre you should be able to forward events as snmp traps in admin virtual centre server config.

hope this helps

Rolly_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Is snmp not running??

Hi Mark,

Firstly thanks heaps for pointing me in the right direction.

I think I've progressed further, well at least I think I've now enabled snmp ;)

But My HP SIM still doesn't see it.

I restarted the ESX box just to be sure.

I ran:

vicfg-snmp.pl --server ip_of_esx -s

and got

Enter username: *****
Enter password: *****
Current SNMP agent settings:
Enabled : 1
UDP port : 161

Communities :
public

Notification targets :
servername@41472/public

So that looks right, but if I run Identify I get the same thing again.

Is there some other way I can confirm it's all correct?

Where can I verify the notification in HP SIM for port 41472? That's one thing I'm not sure on.

Thanks again! :)

Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: Is snmp not running??

I've not played with snmp in a esxi yet, but snmp usually also needs to have servers added as an allowed host.
So although you've added the SIM server as a target (to receive traps) it also needs to be added as an allowed host.
But from what Mark says "gets" aren't included so it won't be able to id the server via snmp.
Not much help, but I'm not sure what mechanism HPSIM would use to id the server. keen to find out though as we'll be going to ESXi sooner or later.
Rolly_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Is snmp not running??

Thanks for that Rob.

Once I added that in the allowed host I did finally see the following finally when I re-ran the Identify tool

Checking for SNMP support on system.
The system responded to a SNMP request, it supports SNMP.

But as you stated I'm still not getting anything out of it and into HP SIM.

So anyone else out there in HP land running the version of ESX off the HP_Installer_Image-123629.iso ESX installer?

How do I get it to chat to my HP SIM?

My version is: Systems Insight Manager 5.2 with SP2 - Windows
Build version: C.05.02.02.00
Build date: 2008-07-04 10:23


Still thanks Mark and Rob for your help so far! :)
David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: Is snmp not running??

Check out "HP VMware ESXi Management Environment integration note" from http://www.hp.com/go/vmware which should answer your questions.
Rolly_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: Is snmp not running??

Thanks!

Long story short talk the boss into giving me some funds to get the USB Version.

Thanks all!

Rolly :)