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What do I lose if I turn of WBEM?

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Steve Kadish
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What do I lose if I turn of WBEM?


We use HP SIM only to monitor Proliant servers running Windows 2000, 2003, and NetWare. We are primarly interested in monitoring the Insight Agents for hardware problems, disk and CPU thresholds, and application exceptions. Not much else.

Given all that, what, if anything, will I lose if I disable WBEM?

Thanks much,
- Steve Kadish
Aravindh Rajaram
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Re: What do I lose if I turn of WBEM?

If you turn off WBEM, you can't see the link named "Properties" on the system page of the server which gives access to the most recent information (state of the services running, LAN properties etc)about the managed node. You also will not see some service(s) related data in the managed node's data collection report. Also, if you wish you receive WBEM indications from the managed node, enabling WBEM is a must.

WBEM is the key protocol for HPSIM if it has to manage storage devices, for HP VMM etc.

For the purpose that you have listed, turning off WBEM will not be a problem.
Steve Kadish
Trusted Contributor

Re: What do I lose if I turn of WBEM?

Thank you for the information!

- Steve