Type
  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article explains how to monitor Oracle VCA with Hardware Sentry.
Additional Keywords
  • Oracle, Oracle VCA

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Monitoring Oracle VCA with Hardware Sentry

KB1169 - Jun 18, 2015

About Oracle VCA

Oracle VCA contains management nodes, compute nodes, ZFS storage systems, along with various switches as shown in the example below:

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Requirements

Monitoring Examples

Component:
Oracle Datacenter InfiniBand Expansion Switch

Hardware Type:
Network

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
MIB-2 Standard SNMP Agent
Sun/Oracle ILOM (SNMP)
Sun/Oracle InfiniBand DCS Switch (Ports)

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Component:
Oracle ES1-24 Switch

Hardware Type:
Network

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
MIB-2 Standard SNMP Agent
Sun/Oracle ILOM

Notes:
These switches are used to connect the various ILOMs of the VCA.
SNMP v1 needs to be enabled on the switch.

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Component:
Management / Compute Node
(in-band monitoring using ipmitool option)

Hardware Type:
Linux

Protocol:
CLI

Connectors:
IPMI
Linux - Network

Notes:
Ipmitool requires sudo / root access to be configured.

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Component:
Management / Compute Node
(out-of-band monitoring using SNMP)

Hardware Type:
Management Card/Chip

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
Sun/Oracle ILOM (SNMP)

Notes:
SNMP v1 needs to be enabled on the ILOM card.
Network status is only monitored from switch end.

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Component:
Management / Compute Node
(in-band monitoring using SNMP)

Hardware Type:
Solaris or Windows

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
MIB-2 Standard SNMP Agent
Oracle/Sun – Oracle Hardware Management Agent

Notes:
Requires installation of Oracle Hardware Management Pack on all nodes.  Best results, but more difficult to implement.

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Component:
Xsigo Switch

Hardware Type:
Network

Protocol:
SNMP

Connectors:
Oracle/Sun – Xsigo Switch

Notes:
SNMP v1 needs to be enabled on the switch.

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Component:
ZFS Storage

Hardware Type:
Storage

Protocol:
SSH

Connectors:
Sun/Oracle – ZFS Storage Appliance

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