Type
  • Best practice
Description
  • This article explains how to configure Hardware Sentry in TrueSight to monitor HP Blade Systems.
Additional Keywords
  • Blade, Blade Chassis, HP, SNMP, SSH

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Monitoring HP Blade Systems with Hardware Sentry

KB1230 - Jul 18, 2018

Introduction

To monitor HP Blade Systems with Hardware Sentry, you can use one of the following connectors:

Hardware Sentry will use the SSH-based connector when configured to automatically detect the best suited connectors to monitor the system hardware.

Procedure

Using SNMP

To monitor HP Blade Systems with Hardware Sentry using SNMP:

  1. Log in to TrueSight Presentation Server.
  2. Create a new policy:

    • Specify the general properties and agent selection criteria.
    • Add a monitoring configuration.
    • Select the Hardware Monitoring Solution.

      Creating a policy to monitor HP Blade Systems with Hardware Sentry

    • In the Hardware Configuration section, click Add:

      Providing the HP Blade Systems Information

      • Indicate the name of the device you wish to monitor
      • Enter the IP address of the device. If no IP address is provided, the device name previously specified will be used.
      • Select Management Card/Chip, Blade Chassis, ESXi as Device Type.
      • Enable SNMP and provide the required configuration information. For SNMP v1 and v2c, provide a valid SNMP community string; for SNMP v3 provide the credentials:

        Enabling SNMP

      • Specify the connector to be used:

        Selecting the HP Blade System Connector

        • Select Use Specified Connectors.
        • In the Connector File Names field, enter MS_HW_HPBladeSystem.hdf.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Save. After a few minutes, your device will be displayed in TrueSight:

    Monitoring HP Blade Systems with the MS_HW_HPBladeSystem.hdf connector

Using SSH

To monitor HP Blade Systems with Hardware Sentry using SSH:

  1. Log in to TrueSight Presentation Server.
  2. Create a new policy:

    • Specify the general properties and agent selection criteria.
    • Add a monitoring configuration.
    • Select the Hardware Monitoring Solution.

      Creating a policy to monitor HP Blade Systems with Hardware Sentry

    • In the Hardware Configuration section, click Add:

      Providing the HP Blade Systems Information

      • Indicate the name of the device you wish to monitor
      • Enter the IP address of the device. If no IP address is provided, the device name previously specified will be used.
      • Select Management Card/Chip, Blade Chassis, ESXi as Device Type.
      • Enable SSH and provide the required configuration information:

        Enabling SSH

      • Specify the connector to be used:

        Selecting the HP Blade System Connector

        • Select Use Specified Connectors.
        • In the Connector File Names field, enter MS_HW_HPBladeTelnet.hdf.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Click Save. After a few minutes, your device will be displayed in TrueSight:

    Monitoring HP Blade Systems with the MS_HW_HPBladeTelnet.hdf connector