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Monitor VMware ESX 5 HP server thru HP SIM

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xmekmekx
Occasional Contributor

Monitor VMware ESX 5 HP server thru HP SIM

Hi,

 

May i know VMware ESX 5 host are supported by HP SIM? I check hp website just have ESX4 and ESXi 5 but do not have HP ESX offline bundle for vmware ESX 5.0. I want to moniot my ESX 5 by HP SIM.

 

Thanks

 

 

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David_Schwartzs
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Re: Monitor VMware ESX 5 HP server thru HP SIM

In vSphere 5 and higher, ESXi is the exclusive version of the hypervisor. There in fact is no "ESX 5" If you're using version 5 or higher, the ESXi 5 software will do what you're looking to do.

Also note that if you have Insight Control licensed for your servers, you can install the Insight Control plugins to vCenter and monitor your hardware from VMWare's vCenter management console as well, which will probably give you an even better experience in regards to fine grained control of your virtual machines as well as hardware monitoring. There's no extra charge for these plugins, the right to use them is included with your Insight Control licenses for your servers.

Hope this helps!
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xmekmekx
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Re: Monitor VMware ESX 5 HP server thru HP SIM

Hi Daivid,

 

Just install HP ESXi Offine Bundle for VMware ESXi5.0, i have set the ESX login credential and run the discovery but it return below message. I can see the server appear on HP SIM list but when i check on the status find out it just show PING and do not have SNMP, i think this server only can ping and the SNMP it not working. there are not firewall between ESX host server and HP SIM server so I do not know what wrong with my setup.

 

 

 

********* Significant issues and overall target discovery/identification
          status:
Normal:   The system has valid hardware data (model, serial number, and
          unique identifier) and has been identified properly for SIM to
          manage.
Normal:   System(s) have been successfully identified.

********* Additional results (listed for information only):

        * Starting identification process...
        * Checking for known running web servers...
        * Checking for System Management Homepage and other HP web agents...
Normal:   The System Management Homepage is not installed on this system. It
          may not be supported.
        * Checking for SNMP protocol support on system...
Normal:   The system did not respond to SNMP. Verify security settings and
          community strings in Options->Security->Credentials->System
          Credentials
        * Running SNMP System Type manager ...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * Running SNMP base cluster identification using common cluster
          MIB...
Normal:   This system does not have the common cluster MIBs support.
        * Running IPMI protocol identification...
Normal:   IPMI protocol not detected so skipping IPMI Identification.
        * Checking for WBEM protocol support on system...
Normal:   This system has WBEM protocol support.
Normal:   The system support SLP.
Normal:   This system has at least one SMI-S CIMOM installed to serve as the
          storage proxy to discover storage systems.
Normal:   This system has a server CIMOM installed.
        * Running WBEM rules based identification...
Normal:   Got the system information from the WBEM / WMI providers and it has
          a valid WBEM credential.
        * Running Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM Host)
          Identification...
Normal:   The system is a Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM
          Host) and has (1) guests running on it.
        * Running WS-Man identification...
Normal:   A non-embedded operating system is detected so skipping the WS-MAN
          identification.
        * Running HP ProLiant management agent identification...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * Running HP NetServer identification...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * Running HP-UX SNMP identification...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * Running SSH Protocol identification...
Normal:   This system has SSH protocol support.
        * Running SSH Identification...
Minor:    The system cannot be logged in using SSH protocol; check
          credentials or check the settings in the SSH configuration file
        * Running Storage identification...
        * This system has some storage related information and additional
          storage systems may be added.
        * This system has some storage related information and additional
          storage systems may be added.
        * This system has some storage related information and additional
          storage systems may be added.
        * This system has some storage related information and additional
          storage systems may be added.
        * Storage identification completed.
        * Running HP Serviceguard Identification...
Normal:   The system is not part of HP Serviceguard cluster.
        * Running SNMP subtypes identification...
        * Running RackManager Identifier which will discover systems in a
          rack if the automatic rack discovery option for RackManager is
          enabled...
Normal:   A non-embedded operating system is detected so skipping the Rack
          Manager identification.
        * Running OA Identifier which will discover systems in an enclosure
          if the automatic enclosure discovery option for OA is enabled...
Normal:   A non-embedded operating system is detected so skipping the OA
          identification.
        * Running iLO Identifier which will discover the server if the
          automatic server discovery option for iLO is enabled...
Normal:   A non-embedded operating system is detected so skipping the ILO
          identification.
        * Running p-Class Identifier...
Normal:   The system is not a p-Class so skipping p-Class identification.
        * Running Monarch OA Identification...
Normal:   The system is not a monarch OA so skipping monarch OA
          identification.
        * Resolving DNS names...
Normal:   The fully qualified domain name was successfully resolved for the
          system.
        * Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in Identification...
Normal:   Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Integration is not enabled so
          skipping VMM VM Identification.
        * Building system relationships...
Minor:    The Secure Shell key-based access authentication is not configured
          on the system(s).
Minor:    System Management Homepage (SMH) is not installed or is not
          responding on the system(s).
        * Running system Manage Communication diagnosis...
        * System identification finished on system.


                       

LGentile
Trusted Contributor

Re: Monitor VMware ESX 5 HP server thru HP SIM

After you do this, subscribe to WBEM events, then force a hardware poll and see if the hardware status will populate properly after this. It looks like it being discovered properly, which is good.

I created an automatic event to subscribe to WBEM events every time a server is added to an ESXi collection.
xmekmekx
Occasional Contributor

Re: Monitor VMware ESX 5 HP server thru HP SIM

Hi LGentile,

 

Thank for the help.

 

I had try to create and subscribe the  WBEM event, and it run completed. Below is the message

 

Create Subscription for:

server.XXX.Com

Indication subscription successfully created.

 

 

If i'm click into my client under SIM and check system status,->Health Status,  it still show me PING only.

If i run the data report collection, it can show me the hardware spec but not hardware status.

You have mention to force a hardware poll, may i know which tab under SIM can do this?

 

 

 

LGentile
Trusted Contributor
Solution

Re: Monitor VMware ESX 5 HP server thru HP SIM

It is under Options - Status Polling - Hardware Polling..

Does the hardware status show up in the "Hardware Status" tab of the ESXi host itself or in vCenter?