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FranKtheTanK
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Registered: ‎04-11-2012
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Monitor ESXi 5 Servers with HP SIM 7

Hello,

 

I want to monitor HP servers with ESXi 5 with HP SIM 7.  I have installed the offline bundle on the ESXi 5 boxes and discovered them in HP SIM.

 

I found that there are a lot of softwares that can handle that but I don't know which one to use : HP SIM, Insight Control, Insight Management, etc

 

All I want to do is to monitor the servers about memory, CPU, temperature, fan, power, etc. issues and get email messages when something happens.  I would also like to be able to manage hardware directly in vCenter server.

 

Thank you.

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RPMCanesandPats
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Registered: ‎01-23-2012
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Re: Monitor ESXi 5 Servers with HP SIM 7

If you install the HP branded ESXi, aren't the management utilities already included?

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FranKtheTanK
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Re: Monitor ESXi 5 Servers with HP SIM 7

Hello,

 

We bought our licenses directly from VMware, so I don't have the HP branded ESXi.

 

Thank you.

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simat
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Registered: ‎11-15-2011
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Re: Monitor ESXi 5 Servers with HP SIM 7

Hi Frank.

 

I would say it's quite simple, if you already have installed the offline management bundle and discovered in SIM, your up and running and monitoring your server - if the health status is green and good.

 

If you want to be alerted by email you have to configure an automatic event handling task - but I hope you know how to do that, that's pretty fundamental SIM knowledge.

 

Best regards

Simon.

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RPMCanesandPats
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Re: Monitor ESXi 5 Servers with HP SIM 7

I'm having a similar issue where I have 5 ESXi 5 hosts, have them licensed, discovered, but I can't register them with the VMM module.  It says they are offline but I can ping the hosts.  HP SIM is talking to them but can't pull power & performance data.

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