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montoring IBM servers with HPSIM 6.1

 
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montoring IBM servers with HPSIM 6.1

Hi Guys,
I am trying to monitor IBM servers with HPSIM 6.1 for the last 2 weeks.
So far, Sim was able to identify the server model, name and IP addresses.

I want to use SIM in order to monitor IBM's hardware. I did it rather easily with Dell's servers (due to dell's documetation) , but I can't find anything to help me out with IBM.

Do i need to install some kind of agent or the IBM's counterpart of HP IM that will be able to show me the hardware status. I do not want to install IBM Director on every server. It is huge and take a lot of resources from the server. Does anyone know if there is a smaller software that does the job, like HP's Insight Manager or Dell's OpenManage Server Administrator?

With thanks,

Itamar
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Re: montoring IBM servers with HPSIM 6.1

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Re: montoring IBM servers with HPSIM 6.1

Hi David,
From what I understand I need to work with HP Vulnerability and Patch Management and install it on my sim server. Afterwords I need to install the agent on the IBM server. The problem is that the agents are not freeware, and i can use IBM director to monitor HP servers freely.

Anyway, I think I'm about to give up. Maybe it will be better off to use ibm director to monitor HP servers instead of using sim to monitor IBM servers.

I have opened a ticket with HP, let us see what do they have to tell about this.

10x

Itamar
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Re: montoring IBM servers with HPSIM 6.1

Huh? Vulnerability and Patch has nothing to do with monitoring server health. Read the documentation at the link above. Put the IBM Director agent--the same agent you would need if you were going to use IBM Director--on your IBM servers and HP SIM will be able to manage them (to the extent documented in the paper). No royalty/license issues.

HP SIM does a much better job of managing IBM servers than IBM Director is able to do managing ProLiant servers.