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VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

 
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VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Hi All,

To disable the Remote Insight Agents under Windows you just go into the HP Management Agents GUI and remove the Remote Insight Agent. This prevents the Major Error Reporting when you do not have the ILO Connected. Which we don't for a large number of Servers in the local computer room.

Is it possible to do the same for the VMWare ESX Management Agents?

TIA Rob.
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Rob, you should be able to uninstall the 'hprsm' RPM. On my system it's hprsm-7.4.0-50.vmware, so

rpm -e hprsm-7.4.0-50.vmware

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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

you can also
1) run service hpasm stop

2) edit /opt/compaq/cma.conf and add CPQCI to the exclusions list

3) run service hpasm start
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Thanks,
Certainly stopping the hprsm does what I want. And the option to add it to the exclusion list looks good. I'll give that a go.
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Scott's solution was the one I opted for and works as expected.
It will be interesting to see if the change gets lost during updates of the Agents.
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Hi, do you guys know how to do this with the new version of the agents 8.2.5 on vSphere 4 servers? thanks.
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Hi Scott

cma.conf is now in /opt/hp/hp-snmp-agents/

hpasm has been split into two components:
- hp-health
- hp-snmp-agents
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Thanks Michael! I had found the cma.conf file but what I need to know is exactly what to put under the exclusions list to diable getting notifications for ILO. On our windows servers we simply disable "remote insight information"... I dont want to disable "hp-snmp-agents" as a whole thought because I still want to get traps for bad RAM or disks, etc... does that make sense? thanks. To me it looks like "hp-snmp-agents" runs a whole bunch of stuff:

[root@esx2 825]# service hp-snmp-agents stop
Shutting down NIC Agent Daemon (cmanicd): [ OK ]

Shutting down Storage Event Logger (cmaeventd): [ OK ]
Shutting down FCA agent (cmafcad): [FAILED]
Shutting down SAS agent (cmasasd): [ OK ]
Shutting down IDA agent (cmaidad): [ OK ]
Shutting down IDE agent (cmaided): [ OK ]
Shutting down SCSI agent (cmascsid): [ OK ]
Shutting down Health agent (cmahealthd): [ OK ]
Shutting down Standard Equipment agent (cmastdeqd): [ OK ]
Shutting down Host agent (cmahostd): [ OK ]
Shutting down Threshold agent (cmathreshd): [ OK ]
Shutting down RIB agent (cmasm2d): [ OK ]
Shutting down Rack Infrastructure Info Srv (cpqriisd): [FAILED]
Shutting down Rack agent (cmarackd): [FAILED]
Shutting down Performance agent (cmaperfd): [ OK ]
Shutting down SNMP Peer (cmapeerd): [ OK ]
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

Sorry, I got it mixed up ;-)

hprsm has been renamed to hp-ilo.
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Re: VMWare ESX - disabling Remote Insight Agent

If you want to go the way described by Scott Robey, it would be:

1) run service hp-snmp-agents stop

2) edit /opt/hp/hp-snmp-agents/cma.conf and add cmasm2d to the exclusions list

3) run service hp-snmp-agents start