P1519 - False Alerts on Network Ports on VMWare ESX 5.5 Servers

Apr 08, 2014
Patch for BMC Performance Manager Express for Hardware - Version(s) 2.7.26,2.7.28,2.9.00,2.9.10

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Patch content

Connector for VMware ESX 4 or later servers. This connector provides hardware monitoring through the VMware ESXi implementation of SMASH, through the WBEM protocol.

Should you install this patch?

Install this patch if you are getting network port alerts on your ESX 5.5 when the port's link is down.

What does it fix?

VMWare has modified the port status for link down ports in ESX 5.5, which caused the original connector to falsely report port failures.

How to install the patch?

  1. Copy the following file to %RSM_HOME%\RSMxx\SEN_HW\hdf_2xx\ on each RSM:
    • MS_HW_VMwareESX4i.hdf
  2. No further actions are required. The new component monitoring will be added at the next discovery.