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Hi Paul,

thanks, SNMP is what I try to use, but it is hard to understand the SNMP-System of PulseWay and to get the information of the hardware manufacturers.

The newest Dell OpenManage MIBs for PowerEdge (v8.4) can be downloaded here: http://www.dell.com/support/home/at/de/atbsdt1/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=N57C4

BUT THIS IS HUGE!!! I could not find a way to import this stuff to PulseWay? So I tried to enter it manually, but it is a hard work, and there is no test which can certifiy, that I entered the OID correctly.

The next question is, how does the monitoring and the notification work? Do I need to configure notification? If yes, what are the values I need to search for?

And what is with hardware where I don't get SNMP-Informations (MIB files)?

Thanks,
Christian.

P.S. I understand that it is nearly impossible to support every hardware on the world. But DELL is one of the big players!

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Hi,

with the DELL support I created the following solution:

1. I don't use SNMP.

2. The DELL OpenManage Server Administrator software needs to be installed and konfigured. This software reports to the system log as 'Server Administrator'.

3. I made a simple Event log notification with this informations.

See to work ;-)

Thanks,
Christian.

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2 hours ago, cjs1976 said:

Hi,

with the DELL support I created the following solution:

1. I don't use SNMP.

2. The DELL OpenManage Server Administrator software needs to be installed and konfigured. This software reports to the system log as 'Server Administrator'.

3. I made a simple Event log notification with this informations.

See to work ;-)

Thanks,
Christian.

Thanks for the update. Would it be possible for you to export your event log filters and attach it to this topic? It will help the community.

-Paul

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Hi Paul,

so this is my solution for a simple single Dell R330. Thanks to the Dell-Support and a Tool called EventLogSourcesView (http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/event_log_sources_view.html).

1. Make sure the server runs with the newest drivers and software.

2. Make sure the iDRAC 8 Express is correctly configured and working. I also configured a fallback e-mail notification over the iDRAC 8 Express.

3. Install the Dell OpenMange Server Administrator and configure it for your needs.

4. In the Pulseway Agent:

4.1. Under System -> Services activate everything with DSM* (e.g. DSM SA Connect Service, DSM SA Data Manager, DSM SA Event Manager, DSM SA Shared Services) ... this should be Dell Services which needs to run!

4.2. Under Notifications -> Services activate everything with DSM* ... like before, so we get a notification if the services are not running.

4.3. Under Notifications -> Event Log -> I created two filters. One for Errors (Critical) and one for Warnings and Audit Failures (Elevated). I look only in the Event Log System, and as Source I take the services from before, but with name (e.g. Server Administrator, dcstor64, dcevt64, omsad).

Today I did some tests, and it looks like it would work without any troubles...

Greetings,
Christian.

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