P1174 - Patch for SMI-S Compliant HBA Connector

Aug 16, 2010
Patch for Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL - Version(s) 1.6.00,1.6.01

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Connectors for SMI-S Compliant HBA Connector

Should you install this patch?

Apply this patch if you are monitoring HBA cards using the SMI-S Compliant HBA Connector.

What does it fix?

Qlogic SMI-S providers reported the status of the HBA FC Ports as "Error" when the link status was down. This specific error condition is now ignored to prevent false alarms.

Emulex SMI-S providers do not set the link speed to zero if a link is down and thus link failures were not being reported. The connector will now report a link down if the status is link down or if the speed is zero.

The QLogic SMI-S provider included with the IBM Director Agent for Linux and the Emulex provider included with VMWare ESX 4 did not include all the classes usually used to identify HBA Cards. The detection criteria have been adjusted for these providers.

The connector was not activated and/or FC ports were not discovered on some systems if the link was down at time of discovery. The connector is now activated and ports discovered even if link is down.

Manufacturer and Model information were not displayed for some Emulex HBA cards.

How to install the patch?

Copy the following files to the $PATROL_HOME/lib/MS_HW_hdf directory on the managed server:

Reinitialize the KM.