Hardware Monitoring: Monitoring Servers Using WBEM
KB1208 - Nov 08, 2017
Type: Best practice
Description: This article explains how to monitor servers with Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL using the WBEM protocol. The procedure was made for EMC Disk Arrays but will be slightly the same for other servers.
Additional Keywords: Hardware Sentry, WBEM
Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL can leverage the WBEM protocol to collect hardware information. In this article, you will learn how to monitor EMC Disk Arrays. If you wish to monitor other servers using WBEM, refer to the Supported Platforms page to verify that this protocol is supported by your device.
- The EMC SMI-S provider is installed and configured as explained in the KB article http://www.sentrysoftware.com/kb/KB1050.html.
- The TrueSight Operations Management environment is fully operational.
- The latest version of Hardware Sentry KM and latest patches are installed.
To monitor EMC Disk Arrays with Hardware Sentry using WBEM:
- Log in to TrueSight Presentation Server.
- Create a new policy:
- Specify the general properties and agent selection criteria.
- Add a monitoring configuration.
- Select the Hardware Monitoring Solution.
Creating a policy to monitor EMC Disk Arrays with Hardware Sentry
- In the Hardware Configuration section, click Add:
Providing the EMC Disk Arrays Information
- Indicate the name of the device you wish to monitor. In our example, we will indicate the hostname of the server on which the EMC SMI-S provider is installed (pc-emc).
- Enter the IP address of the device. If no IP address is provided, the device name previously specified will be used.
- Select Storage (Array, Switch, Library) as Device Type.
- Specify the Protocol/Connection Information:
Specifying the WBEM protocol to be used to collect the EMC Disk Arrays hardware health
- Enter the Username and Password to use to establish the connection with the device using the WBEM protocol. In our example, we will indicate the WBEM credentials to access the CIM server running on the SMI-S installed server.
- Specify the port number. By default, port 5989 is used for encrypted connections and 5988 for non-encrypted connections.
- For encrypted connections, check the Encryption option.
- In the Device Advanced Settings section:
Selecting the EMC Disk Array Connector
- Select Use Specified Connectors.
- In the Connector File Names field, enter MS_HW_EMCDiskArray.hdf.
- Click OK.
- Click Save. After a few minutes, your device will be displayed in TrueSight:
Monitoring EMC Disk Arrays with the MS_HW_EMCDiskArray.hdf connector