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IPMI

Connector file name: MS_HW_IpmiTool.hdf

This connector is superseded by:

Description

Gives environmental information (temperatures, fans, etc.) on several IPMI-enabled servers in-band and out-of-band.

Target

Typical platform: Any system with IPMI

Operating systems: Linux, Oracle Solaris, Microsoft Windows, Out-of-Band

Prerequisites

Relies on: IPMI

Technology and protocols: IPMI

This connector requires advanced privileges on the managed host for the command below:

  • ipmitool

This connector therefore needs to run as root or you need to configure a privilege-escalation mechanism like sudo on the managed host to allow the monitoring account to run the command listed above.

Sample of /etc/sudoers to allow the above command to be run as root by the patrol account:

patrol ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: ipmitool

Connector Activation Criteria

The IPMI connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all of the criteria below are met:

  • The IPMI-related WMI classes are populated on Windows,
  • OR ipmitool works properly with the local IPMI driver on Linux and Solaris,
  • OR IPMI-over-LAN has been enabled as an out-of-band interface

Monitors

Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
Enclosure (MS_HW_ENCLOSURE)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Vendor
  • Power Consumption
  • Status
Blade (MS_HW_BLADE)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Blade Model
  • Serial Number
  • Status
Processor (MS_HW_CPU)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Vendor
  • Status
Fan (MS_HW_FAN)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Alarm Threshold
  • Fan Type/Location
  • Warning Threshold
  • Speed
  • Status
LED (MS_HW_LED)
  • Status When Blinking
  • Color
  • Status When Off
  • Status When On
  • Status
Memory Module (MS_HW_MEMORY)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Size
  • Vendor
  • Status
Other Device (MS_HW_OTHERDEVICE)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Additional Label
  • Device Type
  • Serial Number
  • Status
Physical Disk (MS_HW_PHYSICALDISK)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Vendor
  • Status
Power Supply (MS_HW_POWERSUPPLY)
  • Additional Information 1
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Vendor
  • Status
Temperature Sensor (MS_HW_TEMPERATURE)
  • Alarm Threshold
  • Sensor Type/Location
  • Warning Threshold
  • Temperature
Voltage Sensor (MS_HW_VOLTAGE)
  • Lower Threshold
  • Upper Threshold
  • Voltage Type
  • Voltage
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hardware hdf patrol connectors