05-16-2012 02:13 AM
I have a few servers that are monitored by BMC Patrol running RHEL 5. I have been asked to include hardware monitoring by using HP SIM.
I've installed the relevant packages, following the documentation included with it. This includes HP SIM, SNMP agents, hp-health etc.
Running /etc/init.d/hp-health status shows that hpasm is running and its OK.
However, when I use the ipmitool to check the hardware status I get an error;
Could not open device at /dev/ipmi0 or /dev/ipmi/0 or /dev/ipmidev/0: No such file or directory
Get Device ID command failed
Unable to open SDR for reading
I've searched for this and in addition to installing the software I've run mknod to create the /dev/ipmi0 device. I've also had to load the IPMI kernel module manually. However, one of them, ipmi_si.ko will not load and the errors persist.
Is there a compreshensive "dummys guide" document on installing SIM? Does anyone know why things are not working or how to get it working?