P1415 - Patch for Linux servers with emX or pXpY network ports

May 24, 2012
Patch for BMC Performance Manager Express for Hardware - Version(s) 2.7.13,2.7.17,2.7.26,2.7.28,2.9.00

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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 %RSM_HOME%\RSMxx\SEN_HW\hdf_2x\ on each RSM:
    • MS_HW_LinuxNetwork.hdf
    • MS_HW_MIB2Linux.hdf
  2. No further actions are required. The new component monitoring will be added at the next discovery.