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Hybrid IT Monitoring
Zenoss provides complete visibility into physical, virtual, cloud and converged environments.
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This ZenPack is included with commercial versions of Zenoss and enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.
This ZenPack provides support for monitoring IBM Power Server (P5/P6/P7), with the IBM HMC interface. Monitoring is performed using the HMC interface. This ZenPack is currently supported for IBM Power servers running on the AIXLinux Operating System.
lssyscfg -r sys
The features added by this ZenPack be summarized as follows. They are each detailed further below.
The following components will be automatically discovered through the HMC Server IP address and the host name you provide. The properties and relationships will be continually maintained
The following metrics will be collected every 5 minutes by default. Any other IBM HMC Server metrics can also be collected by adding them to the appropriate monitoring template.
This zenpack will monitor the power states of the logical partitions and managed systems. Currently this is the only out of box event creation.
Installing this ZenPack will add the following items to your Zenoss system.
The following plugins will be used for modeling HMC Server and IBM Power Server using the HMC Server IP Addresses via SSH interface.
When combined with the Zenoss Service Dynamics product, this ZenPack adds built-in service impact and root cause analysis capabilities for services running on IBM Power. The service impact relationships shown in the diagram and described below are automatically added. These will be included in any services that contain one or more of the explicitly mentioned components.
Most of the impacts described above follow the default policy of a node being in the worst state of the nodes that impact it. For example, an HMC Server failure will imply that all related hosts are also failed.
This ZenPack provides additional support for Zenoss Analytics. Perform the following steps to install extra reporting resources into Zenoss Analytics after installing the ZenPack.
Use the following steps to start monitoring HMC Server using the Zenoss web interface.
Use the following steps for successful modeling.
'/Devices/Server/IBM/Power/HMC' <device name> setManageIp="<IP Address>", zCommandUsername='<username>', zCommandPassword='<password>'
Example : /Devices/Server/IBM/Power/HMC HMC_1 setManageIp='10.100.75.35', zCommandUsername='hcladmin', zCommandPassword='root123'
You can then load the Devices using zenbatchload with the following command.
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