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WBEM monitoring of ESXi 5.1U1

 
edonato
Occasional Visitor

WBEM monitoring of ESXi 5.1U1

I am looking for some help troubleshooting some problems I am having setting up some ESXi hosts to show their critical events in SIM.  

 

I have, on all systems, set up the root password and it shows in the options>security>credentials>system credentials "Credentials that are in use section" as WBEM/WMI Port 5989 and Sign-in.

 

All ESXi hosts are licensed.

 

All are registered in Configure>Virtual Machine>Register Virtual Machine Host...

 

All have been discovered

 

All are running the HP ESXi

 

All are DL380 G7 machines

 

I have additionally setup Insight Control for vSphere

 

I do get iLO alerts (in duplicate) when a machine is rebooted but alerts such as power supply not redundant never show up.

 

Additionally here is the result of a discovery on one of the hosts.

 

********* 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 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 
        * Checking for SNMPv3 protocol support on system...
Normal:   The system did not respond to SNMPv3. Verify security settings and 
          v3 credentials in Options->Security->Credentials->System 
          Credentials 
        * Running HP ProLiant management agent identification...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * Running SNMP base cluster identification using common cluster 
          MIB... 
Normal:   SNMP is not supported or globally disabled, skipping SNMP cluster 
          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 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 NetServer identification...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * Running HP-UX SNMP identification...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * 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 XMLReply Identifier which will discover systems in a 
          rack/enclosure if the automatic discovery option for the container 
          node is enabled... 
Normal:   A non-embedded operating system is detected so skipping the 
          Management processor 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 IPMI protocol identification...
Normal:   Skipping IPMI discovery in favor of WBEM/SNMP discovery.
        * Running SSH Protocol identification...
Minor:    The system(s) do not have Secure Shell (SSH) installed or it is not 
          running on the managed system(s). 
        * Running SSH Identification...
Normal:   SSH Protocol is not enabled so skipping SSH Identification.
        * Running WS-Man identification...
Normal:   A non-embedded operating system is detected so skipping the WS-MAN 
          identification. 
        * Running Monarch OA Identification...
Normal:   The system is not a monarch OA so skipping monarch OA 
          identification. 
        * 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. 
        * Running HP Serviceguard Identification...
Normal:   The system is not part of HP Serviceguard cluster.
        * Running SNMP System Type manager ...
Normal:   The system does not support SNMP.
        * Running SNMP subtypes identification...
        * Resolving DNS names...
Normal:   The fully qualified domain name was successfully resolved for the 
          system. 
        * Checking if the Node is a Virtual Center... 
Normal:   Skipping MxVirtualCenter Identifier.
        * Checking if this system is supported by Insight Control power 
          management... 
        * Insight Control power management is supported. 
        * Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in Identification...
        * Automatic discovery for VM Guest(s) is enabled at global level.
        * 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...
        * This system is licensed
        * System identification finished on system. 


                        

 

5 REPLIES
LGentile
Trusted Contributor

Re: WBEM monitoring of ESXi 5.1U1

Did you subscribe to WBEM events for this host?

Options - Events - Subscribe to WBEM Events i believe...

edonato
Occasional Visitor

Re: WBEM monitoring of ESXi 5.1U1

Yeah I did.  Something that may be related:

 

I had the VMware ESXi 5.1 Update 1 installed but then installed the HP ESXi 5.1 Update 1 as an upgrade.  It broadened the Hardware Status reporting in vCenter so everything seemed ok.  I noticed some talk about partial subscriptions if you ran a discovery before installing the offline bundle.  When I run my subscription though, I don't see any errors it just says subscribed successfully (or something similar).

LGentile
Trusted Contributor

Re: WBEM monitoring of ESXi 5.1U1

Thanks for the tip.  I have recently updated some of our ESXi 4.1 environments to update 3 + patches (also using offline bundle and VUM), so  I wonder if I need to re-subscribe as well.  Unfortunately there isn't a way to test traps in ESXi that I am aware of.  I will ask the guy that's been helping us with our SIM implementation (from HP).

 

Thanks!

jetstream44
Occasional Contributor

Re: WBEM monitoring of ESXi 5.1U1

Might be a good idea to get SNMP working as well. I have 2 ESXi 5 hosts and they seem to be working fine.

 

Use this KB article from VMware and see how you go:

 

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008065

 

Make sure you have the latest MIB's and hotfixes for HP SIM as I did have some issues with generic traps before I updated the MIB's to the latest.

 

Cheers!

LGentile
Trusted Contributor

Re: WBEM monitoring of ESXi 5.1U1

We do use/configure net-snmp on the ESXi hosts, but my understanding is that the events would not come over through SNMP and it generally "is not used".  This is from our HP contact, but I will ask again for clarification. 

 

Thanks for the link, i will review it.