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Requirements for Managed Systems

Managed System (Local Monitoring)

In a traditional distributed architecture, each managed system is monitored with an agent installed locally on the system itself. In this scenario, the BMC PATROL Agent must be installed and configured, its version should be at least 3.8. In most cases, Hardware Sentry will require a specific instrumentation agent or system management tools to be present on the managed system in order to collect hardware information.

Collection Agent (Remote Monitoring)

In a centralized monitoring architecture, one agent monitors several remote systems. In this scenario, the BMC PATROL Agent must be installed and configured on the central collection system. Its version should be at least 3.8. In most cases, Hardware Sentry will require a specific instrumentation agent or system management tools to be present on the remote monitored systems.

Servers

Typical Platform

Operating System

Instrumentation Prerequisites

Technology Used

Cisco UCS B-Series, C-Series

Windows

None

IPMI, WMI

Cisco UCS B-Series, C-Series

Linux

ipmitool

IPMI, command lines

Cisco UCS B-Series, C-Series

ESX

None

WBEM

Dell PowerEdge

Windows

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator

SNMP

Dell PowerEdge

Linux

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator

SNMP

Dell PowerEdge

ESX

None

WBEM

Fujitsu PRIMEPOWER Servers (sun4us) -

Solaris

None

Command lines

Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY

ESX

Fujitsu Serverview WBEM agent

WBEM

Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY

Windows

Fujitsu-Siemens Serverview

Fujitsu-Siemens ServerView RAID Agent / Promise FastTrack SNMP Agent / LSI GAM Server / LSI MegaRAID SAS SNMP Agent / LSI MegaRAID PowerConsole / Mylex GAM Server (depending on the server, follow Fujitsu-Siemens recommendations)

SNMP

Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY

Linux

Fujitsu-Siemens Serverview

Fujitsu-Siemens ServerView RAID Agent / Promise FastTrack SNMP Agent / LSI GAM Server / LSI MegaRAID SAS SNMP Agent / LSI MegaRAID PowerConsole / Mylex GAM Server (depending on the server, follow Fujitsu-Siemens recommendations)

SNMP

Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY

Linux

Fujitsu-Siemens Serveview WBEM Agent

WBEM

Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY

Windows

Fujitsu-Siemens Serveview WBEM Agent

WMI

Fujitsu-Siemens PRIMERGY

ESX

None

WBEM

HP 9000

HP-UX

HP-UX Support Tools Manager (STM) or HP-UX WBEM Provider

Command lines or WBEM

HP AlphaServer

Tru64

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP AlphaServer

OpenVMS

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP Integrity

Windows

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP Integrity

Linux

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP Integrity

HP-UX

HP-UX Support Tools Manager (STM) or HP-UX WBEM Provider

Command lines or WBEM

HP NetServer

Windows

HP TopTools

SNMP, WMI

HP ProLiant

Windows

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP or WMI

HP ProLiant

Linux

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP ProLiant

Solaris

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP ProLiant

ESX

HP Insight Management Agent

WBEM

HP SuperDome (Itanium)

Windows

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP SuperDome (Itanium)

Linux

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

HP SuperDome (Itanium)

HP-UX

MP/GSP card

Command lines

HP SuperDome (PA-RISC)

HP-UX

GSP card

Command lines

Huawei Servers

All

Management Card

SNMP

IBM pSeries, IBM eServer

IBM AIX

None

Command lines

IBM xSeries, IBM Netfinity

Windows

IBM Director Agent

WMI

IBM xSeries, IBM Netfinity

Linux

IBM Director Agent

WBEM, command lines

IBM xSeries, IBM Netfinity

ESX

None

WBEM

IBM VIO Server

IBM AIX

None

SSH

Lenovo IMM

Windows

Integrated Management Module

SNMP

NEC Express5800

Windows

NEC ESMPRO Agent

SNMP

NEC Express5800

Linux

NEC ESMPRO Agent

SNMP

Oracle (Sun) SPARC/x86 T Series, X Series

Solaris

Oracle Hardware Management Agent

SNMP

Sun Fire (X64)

Solaris

ipmitool, lsiutil

Command lines

Sun Fire (X64)

Linux

ipmitool, lsiutil

Command lines

Sun Fire (X64)

Windows

lsiutil

IPMI (WMI), command lines

Sun Fire F12K, F15K, F20K, F25K

Solaris

Access to the SMS utilities installed on the System Controller (SC)

SSH to the System Controller

Sun Fire Mx000

Solaris

Access to the eXtended System Control Facility (XSCF)

SSH to the XSCF

Cross-Platform Technology

Technology

Operating System

Instrumentation Prerequisites

Technology Used

Emulex HBA

Windows

None

WMI

Emulex HBA

Linux

hbacmd

Command lines

Emulex HBA

Solaris

hbacmd

Command lines

QLogic HBA

Windows

None

WMI

QLogic HBA

Linux

scli

Command lines

QLogic HBA

Solaris

scli

Command lines

Blade Chassis

Chassis

Instrumentation Prerequisites

Technology Used

Cisco UCS Interconnect Chassis

Cisco UCS Manager on the Cisco UCS Interconnect Switch

XML API (HTTP)

Dell Modular Chassis (blades)

DRAC/MC

Telnet/SSH

Fujitsu-Siemens BX Blade Chassis

Fujitsu-Siemens Management Blade

SNMP

HP c-Class BladeSystem

HP BladeSystem On-Board Administrator

SNMP

HP p-Class BladeSystem

HP Insight Management Agent

SNMP

Hitachi BladeSymphony

Hitachi BladeSymphony Management Module

SNMP

IBM BladeCenter

IBM BladeCenter Management Module

SNMP

IBM PureFlex Chassis

IBM BladeCenter Management Module

SNMP

Sun Blade Modular Chassis

Access to the Chassis Management Module (CMM)

SNMP

Storage Devices and Other Devices

Typical Platform

Instrumentation Prerequisites

Technology Used

3PAR InServ

3PAR SMI-S Provider

WBEM

Brocade SAN Switch

SNMP Enabled

SNMP

Cisco Ethernet Switch

None

SNMP

Cisco MDS, Nexus

None

Telnet/SSH

Compellent

Compellent Enterprise Manager

WBEM

Dell EquaLogic PS Series

None

SNMP

Dell PowerVault TL2000 tape library

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator

SNMP

Dell PowerVault TL4000 tape library

Dell OpenManage Server Administrator

SNMP

Dell TL2000/4000 Tape Libraries

None

SNMP

EMC CLARiiON

EMC SMI-S Provider

WBEM

EMC CLARiiON

EMC Navisphere CLI

System Commands

EMC Isilon

EMC Isilon SSH interface

SSH

EMC Symmetrix

EMC SMI-S Provider

WBEM

EMC VNX series

EMC SMI-S Provider

WBEM

EMC VNX series

EMC Navisphere CLI

System Commands

EMC VNXe

uemcli

System Commands

Fujitsu Eternus

ETERNUS SMI-S Agent

WBEM

Fusion ioDrive

fio-status cli utility

Command lines

Hitachi AMS/HUS

HSNM2 CLI

System Commands

Hitachi HNAS

Hitachi SNMP Agent

SNMP

Hitachi USP/USP-V

Hitachi SNMP Agent

SNMP

Hitachi VSP

Hitachi SNMP Agent

SNMP

HP P2000 G3 MSA Arrays

HP P2000 Management Card

WBEM

HP StorageWorks P6000

HP CommandView EVA

Command lines

HP StorageWorks XP / P9000 Series

Hitachi Device Manager or HP P9000 CommandView Advanced Edition

WBEM

Huawei Storage Systems (OceanStor)

Huawei Storage System SNMP Agent

SNMP

IBM DataPower

Data Domain SNMP Agent

SNMP

IBM DS 3000, 4000, 5000 Series

IBM DS Storage Manager (SMcli)

Command lines

IBM DS 6000, 8000 Series

IBM DS Storage Manager

WBEM

IBM 3584 Tape Libraries

None

SNMP

IBM v3700 Disk Arrays

None

Telnet/SSH

IBM v5000 Disk Arrays

None

Telnet/SSH

IBM v7000 Disk Arrays

None

Telnet/SSH

IBM TS3100 Tape Libraries

None

SNMP

IBM TS3200 Tape Libraries

None

SNMP

IBM XiV

IBM XIV Storage System SMI-S Agent

WBEM

MacroSan Storage Systems

MacroSan SNMP Agent

SNMP

McData SAN Switch

None

SNMP

NetApp

None

SNMP

Oracle/Sun InfiniBand DCS Switches

Oracle/Sun ILOM SNMP Agent.

SNMP v1 enabled on the switch.

SNMP

Oracle/Sun Xsigo Switches

Sun Xsigo SNMP Agent

SNMP

Oracle/Sun ZFS Storage Appliances

Oracle ZFS Command Line (SSH)

Telnet/SSH

Pure Storage FA Series

Pure Storage Management Card

System Commands

Quantum DXi Deduplication / NAS / Backup Systems

Commands on the Quantum DXi controller

SSH

Quantum Tape Libraries

None

SNMP

StorageTek LSeries

None

SNMP

StorageTek StreamLine (SL)

None

SNMP

ImportantGenerally, manufacturers provide instrumentation agents and system tools for free. They are either found on the CD-ROM provided with the server or, on the manufacturer’s web site. Unless mentioned otherwise, the manufacturer’s instrumentation agent must be installed on the monitored systems for Hardware Sentry to function properly. For details on how to install the required instrumentation agent on the systems, please refer to the platform-specific guides on the Sentry Software website.

NoteTo know what hardware components are detected on each system, please see the Connectors & Platforms Reference Table in the Reference Guide and click the "Connector Name" applicable to your system/typical platform.

Requirements for Console Systems

It is recommended to use the latest version of the BMC Software PATROL Console components.

Java Runtime Environment

Java Runtime Environment version 1.6.00 or higher is required in some cases for the KM to operate properly (notably when the KM needs to make WBEM or SSH connections).

WarningApache JRE is not supported.


See Also

Supported Platforms

Requirements

Installing Hardware Sentry