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System Type "Unknown" in SIM

Donnie Hill
Occasional Advisor

System Type "Unknown" in SIM

Fresh install of SIM 5.2 sp2. Having multiple issues when adding servers. After running the discovery process, servers rarely if ever show up properly in SIM. I have been going through the configure and repair agents process then deleting and re-adding the server to get it to show up. This works about 80% of the time. However there are many servers that never change their status from System Type "Unknown". How can I get them to show up properly?
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David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: System Type "Unknown" in SIM

"Unknown" means that HP SIM was able to communicate with the device using a management protocol (SNMP, WBEM/WMI) but was unable to classify it by an existing rule based on the information it was able to collect.

What server + OS + agents are involved?
Donnie Hill
Occasional Advisor

Re: System Type "Unknown" in SIM

Hardware is a mix of dl380, 360, 580, 585, c & p class blades. Os is w2k, w2k3, w2k8. We run sum against all of our servers out of the chute and install all agents.
Ben Short
Frequent Advisor

Re: System Type "Unknown" in SIM

I am going to make the assumption that all the servers that you are discovering have the Proliant Support Pack installed on them.

One thing that may be worth doing is restarting the System Management Homepage and Foundation Agents services. I've seen in a few cases where these services get "stuck" and the servers will then correctly identify when you restart the services.
PNair
Frequent Advisor

Re: System Type "Unknown" in SIM


Unknown is usually a credential/communication problem.

Couple of things to check are:
Correct WBEM credential or SNMP community string in HP SIM CMS?

If your credentials are correct, check the WMI mapper proxy configuration.

You might want to also check the Identification task results for some clues to why it is not identifying it correctly.


David Claypool
Honored Contributor

Re: System Type "Unknown" in SIM

PNair: No, credential/communication problems result in 'unmanaged.'