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  • This article explains how to monitor the hardware health of HP-UX servers through the HP WBEM provider.
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Monitoring HP-UX Servers through the HP WBEM Provider

KB1154 - Aug 21, 2014


This article explains how to monitor the hardware health of HP servers running on HP-UX using the WBEM Management Bundle (HP-UX WBEM Provider) instead of the usual command lines utilities of the HP-UX operating systems.


The following component must be installed on the HP-UX server(s) to be monitored:

  • WBEM Management bundle for HP-UX.

Installing the WBEM Management Bundle for HP-UX

The WBEM Management Bundle is available by default for the most recent servers.

For the oldest ones, the bundle can be downloaded from the HP Software Depot website.

  1. Download the WBEM Management bundle for HP-UX, from http://software.hp.com/ on the HP-UX servers to be monitored
  2. Install the bundle using the following command:
    #  swinstall -s /WBEMMgmtBundle
  3. Run the following command to ensure that all the products of  WBEM Management bundle have been successfully installed
    #  swverify <product name>
    For example:
    # swverify SysFaultMgmt
    to verify the installation of the SysFaultMgmt product
  4. The Verification succeeded message should be displayed. If not, run the following command to check the log file for errors:
    #  grep -i error /var/adm/sw/swagent.log
  5. Fix the error and reinstall the product.
  6. Run the # cimprovider -l –s command to verify the status of all the WBEM Management Bundle modules.
  7. All the modules statuses should be OK. If any of these modules appear to be stopped, run the following command:
    cimprovider  -e -m <module name>
    For example:
    cimprovider -e -m HPUX_ProviderModule

  8. Provide the WBEM credentials to monitor the server. The user must have read and write authorizations on the CIM server. If this is not the case,  run the following command:
    #cimauth -a -u username -n namespace [ -R ] [ -W ]
    -R         - Specify a READ authorization (Default)
    -W         - Specify a WRITE authorization

Installing Hardware Sentry KM on the HP-UX System

  1. Download the Hardware Sentry KM package and the Installation Utility.
  2. Install the KM on top of the PATROL Agent running on the HP-UX system.
  3. Install the KM on the Console Classic, Console Server, and PATROL Central Web Edition if it has been done already.
  4. Follow the instructions of the Hardware Sentry KM Installation Guide.
  5. Load Hardware Sentry KM in the PATROL Console (MS_HARDWARE_SENTRY1.kml).

Configuring Java Path

  1. In the PATROL Console, right-click the main Hardware icon > KM Commands > KM Settings > Java Settings
  2. Select one of the following options:
    1. Automatic: if you wish Hardware Sentry KM to automatically detect the path to the Java directory
    2. User selection: if you wish to select a Java executable directory within a list of pre-detected executables on the managed system
    3. Manual: if you wish to manually enter the Java executable directory path
  3. and click Next
  4. Specify the path to the Java directory and click Finish.
  5. Click OK to restart the PATROL Agent.

Configuring Monitoring through Hardware Sentry KM

Local monitoring

Once the Hardware Sentry KM is loaded the connectors should automatically be detected and the monitoring should be in place. If the connectors are not detected automatically please check the WBEM credentials (Connection, Credentials and Connectors for Local Hosts) and provide appropriate credentials if required.

Remote Monitoring

  1. Add a new remote monitoring (Right-click the Hardware icon > KM commands > Add a Remote System or an External Device…).
  2. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  3. Identify the HP-UX server that you wish to monitor remotely:
    1. Enter the Hostname and IP address (if required)
    2. From the System or Device type pull-down list, select HP-UX
    3. Click Next.
  4. Choose the automatic connector selection mode, select the WBEM protocol, and click Next.
  5. Specify valid WBEM credentials and click Next
  6. Click Finish to perform a new hardware discovery.

Hardware Sentry should now monitor:

  • Disk Controller
  • Fans
  • Logical Disks
  • Memory Modules
  • Network Interfaces
  • Power supplies
  • Processors
  • Temperatures
  • Voltages