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  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article explains how to monitor Lenovo servers with Hardware Sentry.
Additional Keywords
  • IBM, IBM Systems Director Agent, Lenovo, xSeries

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Monitoring Lenovo Servers with Hardware Sentry

KB1172 - Sep 04, 2015

About Lenovo Servers

Hardware Sentry previously relied on the IBM Systems Director Agent to monitor IBM xSeries (aka IBM x86 servers). Since 2014 and the acquisition of the IBM’s x86 server business by Lenovo, IBM Systems Director cannot be used anymore to monitor these systems.

This article describes the various alternatives to the IBM Systems Director Agent leveraged by Hardware Sentry to monitor recent IBM xSeries servers and the new Lenovo System x servers.

Requirements

The Lenovo Servers - Out-of-band Monitoring (SNMP) patch is required for Hardware Sentry KM 1.8.00 and higher.

Monitoring Methods

Out-of-Band

Prerequisite:
Enable SNMP on server’s IMM card.

Connectors:
Lenovo IMM - SNMP
MIB-2 Standard SNMP Agent

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In-Band Windows

Prerequisite:
MegaRAID Storage Management (MSM) Application (including SNMP Agent) (if RAID card installed).

Connectors:
IPMI
LsiLogic MegaRAID SAS
MIB-2 Standard SNMP Agent
Diskpart

Known Issues:

Physical Disks are discovered twice (by LsiLogic and IPMI)

 

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In-Band Linux

Prerequisite:
MegaRAID Storage Management (MSM) Application (including SNMP Agent) (if RAID card installed).

Connectors:
IPMI
LsiLogic MegaRAID SAS
MIB-2 Standard SNMP Agent

Known Issues:
Physical Disks are discovered twice (by LsiLogic and IPMI)

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In-Band ESX (remotely)

Prerequisite:
LSI MegaRaid agent for ESX (if local RAID controller present)

Connectors:
VMWare ESXi 4.x
VMware ESXi - Disks (IPMI) or
SMI-S Compliant RAID Controller

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