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HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Giuseppe81
Advisor

HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Hello,

we have a fresh 7.4 installation and I wonder why half of our Blades are not discovered with the right hostname.
All of them are ESXi Installations.
All iLOs are disovered with the correct names.

 

I can't find a difference in configuration...they're exactly the same.

 

Does anybody have the same Problem?

 

Another question I have: Do I have to use "mxnode -mf bla.xml" on the SIM Server itself or can I copy the binary on the Server I want to put in Maintenance Mode and start the script/command there?

 

Thanks in advance

Giuseppe 

8 REPLIES
Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Hello there,

 

Do both servers have ESX discovered as an OS? Can you attach discovery logs for both servers? Could be a discovery issue when not all WBEM information is discovered. Do both servers have an IP adress?

 

I've seen that servernames and ip  info get deleted when the discovery is unable to discover all info. 

Kind regards,

Andrew
Giuseppe81
Advisor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Hi Andrew,

 

here's the Disovery Log of one Blade. Its a BL490c G7 with vSphere 5.5 U2 installed.

I tried to discover it over the OA and the Host itself...but same result.

The thing is that the ESX Hosts are all in Lockdown mode...but I set the option in "configure general settings" to

 

"Automatically discover Vmware ESX host server in lockdown enabled mode".

 

I dont know how SIM will do that in lockdown mode, but I tried it allthough.

 

----------------------


********* 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...
Minor: Global SNMPv3 Identification is disabled.
* 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...
Minor: This system does not have any SMI-S CIMOMs installed. No storage
systems will be found on this system.
Minor: The Central Management System (CMS) cannot communicate with the
CIMOM locally installed on the managed system using the WBEM
protocol, Identification will try to identify Windows systems using
the WMI Mapper as proxy; for Linux and HP-UX systems, check
credentials by going to Options->Security->Credentials->System
Credentials. For Linux systems also check if the HP WBEM provider
is installed.
* Running WBEM rules based identification...
Minor: Identification cannot get computer system hardware data from the
WBEM / WMI providers.
* Running Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM Host)
Identification...
Normal: The system is not a VM Host (non HP Integrity VM Host), or WBEM
credentials may not be specified so skipping VM Identification.
* Running Storage identification...
* Did not detect the WBEM protocol support on this system. SMI
storage identification will be skipped.
* 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: The system is not an Onboard Administrator, skipping automatic
discovery of systems in the enclosure.
* Running XMLReply Identifier which will discover systems in a
rack/enclosure if the automatic discovery option for the container
node is enabled...
* Running iLO Identifier which will discover the server if the
automatic server discovery option for iLO is enabled...
Minor: The system responds to the HTTP request but cannot get the XML
output. It is normal for servers not to get the XML data.
Minor: If the http communication from CMS to target is working, but if it
is found to be slow then try increasing the Default connection
timeout parameter for http in global protocol settings.
* Running p-Class Identifier...
Normal: The system is not a p-Class so skipping p-Class identification.
* Running IPMI protocol identification...
Minor: Running an ipmiutil command failed and the IPMI protocol is not
supported.
* 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...
Minor: The system did not respond to WS-Management (WS-Man) request.
* 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 is not a server, storage or desktop. Skipping the check
for System Management Homepage.
* Running HP Serviceguard Identification...
* 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
* Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in Identification...
* System did not pass the discovery filter and will not be added.

----------------------

 

Thanks and Regards

Giuseppe

Giuseppe81
Advisor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Hi again,

 

here is another log after trying to discover over OA and resolving some DNS issues ;)

 

---------------

********* Significant issues and overall target discovery/identification
status:
Major: The system cannot be identified properly for HP SIM to manage;
unable to get one or more of the following: model, serial number or
unique identifier (UUID). For management processors, verify the
system is running the latest firmware. For Linux based operating
systems, you must have dmidecode installed, enable the
PermitRootLogin and PasswordAuthentication in sshd, and use root
sign-in credential. For HP-UX, verify the sign-in credential. For
Windows, check if WMIMapper is configured correctly on the CMS and
verify the sign-in credential.
Normal: MiniCRA has started to run as part of the discovery task, the
situation may remedy itself later. To view the task result for the
MiniCRA task, go to Tasks&Logs -> View Task Results, and click on
the Job Id [8573].
Major: HP SIM cannot communicate with the SNMP service on the system(s).

********* 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...
Minor: Global SNMPv3 Identification is disabled.
* 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...
Minor: This system does not have any SMI-S CIMOMs installed. No storage
systems will be found on this system.
Minor: The Central Management System (CMS) cannot communicate with the
CIMOM locally installed on the managed system using the WBEM
protocol, Identification will try to identify Windows systems using
the WMI Mapper as proxy; for Linux and HP-UX systems, check
credentials by going to Options->Security->Credentials->System
Credentials. For Linux systems also check if the HP WBEM provider
is installed.
* Running WBEM rules based identification...
Minor: Identification cannot get computer system hardware data from the
WBEM / WMI providers.
* Running Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM Host)
Identification...
Normal: The system is not a VM Host (non HP Integrity VM Host), or WBEM
credentials may not be specified so skipping VM Identification.
* Running Storage identification...
* Did not detect the WBEM protocol support on this system. SMI
storage identification will be skipped.
* 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: The system is not an Onboard Administrator, skipping automatic
discovery of systems in the enclosure.
* Running XMLReply Identifier which will discover systems in a
rack/enclosure if the automatic discovery option for the container
node is enabled...
* Running iLO Identifier which will discover the server if the
automatic server discovery option for iLO is enabled...
Minor: The system responds to the HTTP request but cannot get the XML
output. It is normal for servers not to get the XML data.
Minor: If the http communication from CMS to target is working, but if it
is found to be slow then try increasing the Default connection
timeout parameter for http in global protocol settings.
* Running p-Class Identifier...
Normal: The system is not a p-Class so skipping p-Class identification.
* Running IPMI protocol identification...
Minor: Running an ipmiutil command failed and the IPMI protocol is not
supported.
* Running SSH Protocol identification...
Normal: This system has SSH protocol support.
* Running SSH Identification...
Normal: The system can be logged in using SSH protocol; has a valid SSH
credential.
* Running WS-Man identification...
Minor: The system did not respond to WS-Management (WS-Man) request.
* 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 is not a server, storage or desktop. Skipping the check
for System Management Homepage.
* 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.
* Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in 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.

---------------

 

Where do you think does that major error come from?

Any ideas?

 

Thanks in advance

Giuseppe

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Did you setup credentials for the discovery in either the discovery job or in the global credentials like SSH, WBEM or SNMP ?

Kind regards,

Andrew
Giuseppe81
Advisor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Hi there,

 

here's another try:

1. I discover a ESXi Server named esx01 on a BL490c G7 Blade

2. I attached screenshots with my discovery settings

3. I set credentials in discovery job and globally with the ESXi root user

4. Discovery always skipps the machine

5. Its VMWare ESXi 5.5 U2 installed with the HP Custom Image (Image Profile: (Updated HP-ESXi-5.5.0-Update2-iso-5.76.36)

6. And here you have a actual Discovery Log:

 

********* 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...
Minor: Global SNMPv3 Identification is disabled.
* 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...
Minor: This system does not have any SMI-S CIMOMs installed. No storage
systems will be found on this system.
Minor: The Central Management System (CMS) cannot communicate with the
CIMOM locally installed on the managed system using the WBEM
protocol, Identification will try to identify Windows systems using
the WMI Mapper as proxy; for Linux and HP-UX systems, check
credentials by going to Options->Security->Credentials->System
Credentials. For Linux systems also check if the HP WBEM provider
is installed.
Critical: There are no valid WBEM / WMI credentials for the system(s).
* Running WBEM rules based identification...
Minor: Identification cannot get computer system hardware data from the
WBEM / WMI providers.
* Running Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM Host)
Identification...
Normal: The system is not a VM Host (non HP Integrity VM Host), or WBEM
credentials may not be specified so skipping VM Identification.
* Running Storage identification...
* Did not detect the WBEM protocol support on this system. SMI
storage identification will be skipped.
* 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: The system is not an Onboard Administrator, skipping automatic
discovery of systems in the enclosure.
* Running XMLReply Identifier which will discover systems in a
rack/enclosure if the automatic discovery option for the container
node is enabled...
* Running iLO Identifier which will discover the server if the
automatic server discovery option for iLO is enabled...
Minor: The system responds to the HTTP request but cannot get the XML
output. It is normal for servers not to get the XML data.
Minor: If the http communication from CMS to target is working, but if it
is found to be slow then try increasing the Default connection
timeout parameter for http in global protocol settings.
* Running p-Class Identifier...
Normal: The system is not a p-Class so skipping p-Class identification.
* Running IPMI protocol identification...
Minor: Running an ipmiutil command failed and the IPMI protocol is not
supported.
* Running SSH Protocol identification...
Major: Using SSH Protocol in discovery is disabled on the Central
Management Server (CMS).
* Running SSH Identification...
Major: Using SSH Protocol in discovery is disabled on the Central
Management Server (CMS).
* Running WS-Man identification...
Minor: The system did not respond to WS-Management (WS-Man) request.
* 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 is not a server, storage or desktop. Skipping the check
for System Management Homepage.
* Running HP Serviceguard Identification...
* 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
* Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in Identification...
* System did not pass the discovery filter and will not be added.

 

 

Any ideas? hints?  

 

Thanks ain advance!

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

If i look at the credentials i only see sign-in. If you look at the moet right option and click on it more options come available. One of these options is WBEM. SIgn-in is only for ssh access...

Kind regards,

Andrew
Giuseppe81
Advisor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Holy s..., I never noticed that tiny little b...!

 

Anyway:

 

I entered root credentials for the ESXi Server on tab WBEM, but it skipps again:

 

********* 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...
Minor: Global SNMPv3 Identification is disabled.
* 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...
Minor: This system does not have any SMI-S CIMOMs installed. No storage
systems will be found on this system.
Minor: The Central Management System (CMS) cannot communicate with the
CIMOM locally installed on the managed system using the WBEM
protocol, Identification will try to identify Windows systems using
the WMI Mapper as proxy; for Linux and HP-UX systems, check
credentials by going to Options->Security->Credentials->System
Credentials. For Linux systems also check if the HP WBEM provider
is installed.
Critical: There are no valid WBEM / WMI credentials for the system(s).
* Running WBEM rules based identification...
Minor: Identification cannot get computer system hardware data from the
WBEM / WMI providers.
* Running Virtual Machine (VM) Host (non HP Integrity VM Host)
Identification...
Normal: The system is not a VM Host (non HP Integrity VM Host), or WBEM
credentials may not be specified so skipping VM Identification.
* Running Storage identification...
* Did not detect the WBEM protocol support on this system. SMI
storage identification will be skipped.
* 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: The system is not an Onboard Administrator, skipping automatic
discovery of systems in the enclosure.
* Running XMLReply Identifier which will discover systems in a
rack/enclosure if the automatic discovery option for the container
node is enabled...
* Running iLO Identifier which will discover the server if the
automatic server discovery option for iLO is enabled...
Minor: The system responds to the HTTP request but cannot get the XML
output. It is normal for servers not to get the XML data.
Minor: If the http communication from CMS to target is working, but if it
is found to be slow then try increasing the Default connection
timeout parameter for http in global protocol settings.
* Running p-Class Identifier...
Normal: The system is not a p-Class so skipping p-Class identification.
* Running IPMI protocol identification...
Minor: Running an ipmiutil command failed and the IPMI protocol is not
supported.
* Running SSH Protocol identification...
Major: Using SSH Protocol in discovery is disabled on the Central
Management Server (CMS).
* Running SSH Identification...
Major: Using SSH Protocol in discovery is disabled on the Central
Management Server (CMS).
* Running WS-Man identification...
Minor: The system did not respond to WS-Management (WS-Man) request.
* 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 is not a server, storage or desktop. Skipping the check
for System Management Homepage.
* Running HP Serviceguard Identification...
* 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
* Running Virtual Machine Management (VMM) Plug-in Identification...
* System did not pass the discovery filter and will not be added.

 

Do I have to configure anything on the ESX?

 

Any other ideas?

 

Thanks a lot!

Andrew_Haak
Honored Contributor

Re: HP SIM 7.4 and many Blades with SerialNumber as Preferred System Name

Is the root user root on the OS and ESX ? I would think it still is a rights issue

Kind regards,

Andrew