P1414 - Patch for Linux servers with emX or pXpY network ports

May 24, 2012
Patch for Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL - Version(s) 1.6.01,1.7.00,1.7.01,1.8.00,1.8.01

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Patch content

Connectors for monitoring Network Cards on Linux systems

Should you install this patch?

Install this patch if:

  • you are using a recent version of Linux where BIOS Device Names (emX or pXpY) are used to identify network ports.
  • you have administratively down network ports being monitored.

What does it fix?

  • Adds support for emX and pXpY ports.
  • Allows that an administratively down network port, if listed just before the loopback interface, would still be monitored as if it was administratively up (Linux - Network Only).

How to install the patch?

  1. Copy the following files to the $PATROL_HOME/lib/MS_HW_hdf directory on the server where the PATROL Agent runs:
    • MS_HW_LinuxNetwork.hdf
    • MS_HW_MIB2Linux.hdf
  2. Re-initialize Hardware Sentry for the patch to take effect.
  3. Nothing needs to be installed on Console systems.