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SIM5sp5 SMP

Miika T
Valued Contributor

SIM5sp5 SMP

I tried to run Server migration pack P2V task from IBM/w2k3 server to virtual server 2005. When I try to launch the P2V task from SIM, I got an error:

No, SMP Agent is not running on the system

Then I tried to install SMP agent, which resulted with error:

No, is not WINNT version greater than or equal to 4.0 : wrong Operating System Name.

even though the server is w2k3.

If I try to install openssh the same manner, I will get the same error message.

-Miika
8 REPLIES
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

Has HPSIM identified the OS on the physical Server? The OS should display in HPSIM.
If not you may need to enabled WBEM and enable the correct identification of the server and OS.
Miika T
Valued Contributor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

I installed the HP System management homepage, but I still get the same error. From another SIM server the SMP agent installs fine, but when I try to lauch the P2V task, I get an error:

Step 1: Verify Source Physical Machine
Valid hosts are not available.

-Miika
Neal Bowman
Respected Contributor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

Miika,

Have you installed SNMP on the IBM server and configured the settings for the SIM server to communicate with the IBM server?

Neal
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

Miika,
The OS on the physical server will need to be recognised and show up in HPSIM.
As Neal has said, SNMP can give this information if configured correctly. The SMH probably wont, but I've not tried it so can't be sure.
Miika T
Valued Contributor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

The source server is in different AD domain than the SIM server, I hope this doesn't cause the identify problems. Anyway, I've installed SMH and configure SNMP to communicate with SIM, but SIM still hasn't recognized the server. If I click on the hosts, I can see that it gets some info about the source server:

System Type Unknown
Hardware Description Hardware: x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 6 AT/AT COMPATIBLE - Software: Windows Version 5.2 (Build 3790 Uniprocessor Free)
Management Protocols HTTP:, SMH:2.0, SNMP:1.0

But in the P2V stage, the OS type is blank.

Any ideas about this?

-Miika
Neal Bowman
Respected Contributor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

Miika,

It should not matter for this server being in a different AD domain than the SIM server. My setup recognizes all Proliant servers in workgroups, out of the box. In order to recognize the IBM as an IBM, you will need to add & compile the MIBs for that particular model of server to be recognized and managed by SIM.

Make sure you have enabled the WBEM protocol for this server, and put in the credentials as a user that has permissions on this server from the other domain. This may help SIM enable the server for the P2V process.

Neal
Miika T
Valued Contributor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

Is something else required to install WBEM other than HPSMH? The sim server is actally installed on another IBM xSeries server and SIM recognized system type and os version fine, and no IBM specific mibs is being installed.

-Miika
MarcD
Occasional Visitor

Re: SIM5sp5 SMP

Miika,

Check under Options->Settings->Global Protocol settings: and ensure you've entered usernames and passwords for the WBEM protocol. These need to be at least members of the local admins on those targets.

After that, run Identify Systems under Options.

WBEM talks thru WMI (Windows' implementation of WBEM.)

To see what protocols are being recognized by SIM, click on the System Name link and expand Properties and have a look at "Management Protocols"

-Marc