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SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

I have a fresh install of three Dell R610's running ESX 5.0.0 build 515841. I am in the process of attempting to use Zenoss to monitor SNMP data coming from all three of the ESX hosts.

I have applied ESXi500-201109011, ESXi500-20111001, and ESXi500-20111201 patches to all 3 hosts. The hosts are running in a fully redundant multipath iSCSI environment configured to meet vmware's best practices.

Steps followed to install OpenManage 6.5 A02.

  1. Downloaded OpenManage VIB from Dell http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/g_5/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=N3R0H&FileId=...
  2. Uploaded VIB to ESX host and placed in /var/log/vmware/
  3. SSH to host as root
  4. ran command esxcli software vib install -d /var/log/vmware/OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-6.5.0-542907.VIB-ESX50i_A02.zip
  5. After software install, I rebooted the host.

Steps followed to configure SNMP

  1. Started vmWare CLI
  2. vicfg-snmp.pl --server 10.1.100.101 --username root --password -c public 
  3. vicfg-snmp.pl --server 10.1.100.101 --username root --password -t 10.1.100.122@161/public
  4. vicfg-snmp.pl --server 10.1.100.101 --username root --password -E
    Current SNMP agent settings:
    Enabled  : 1
    UDP port : 161
    Communities :
    public
    Notification targets :
    10.1.100.122@161/public
    Options :
    EnvEventSource=indications

Openmanage Web Interface:

  1. Download OpenManage Server Administrator Managed Node v6.5.0 
  2. Navigate to https://localhost:1311, type in ESX host IP address, login and password.
  3. I am able to view the all the good stuff like "Main System Chassis", Software, Storage
Zenoss:
Zenoss has been able to identify the host and pull snmp data from. Zenoss is able to see the file system information and 8 NIC ports. It is not able to see any proprietary Dell SNMP data. However, Zenoss is able to see dell SNMP data from another host running server 2008r2 with OpenManage installed.
SNMPWALK:
In an effort to determine why Zenoss was not picking up the SNMP data I turned to snmpwak to further diagnose the issue.
The command 'snmpwalk -Os -c public -v 1 10.1.100.101'  returns lots of information from SNMP. However, the command 'snmpwalk -Os -c public -v 1 10.1.100.101 1.3.6.1.4.1.674', which targets the Dell OID returns nothing. If I target the same command at another ESX host running 4.1 and openmanage 6.3.0 I get lots of Dell proprietary SNMP data.
It have verified the dsm_sa_snmpd is running. I am at a loss why I cannot see any of the dell OIDs

 

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

Mjmayer,

When you installed the software and then logged in as root, did you go to check that under Advanced Settings that UserVars.CIMvmw_OpenManageProviderEnabled should be set to 1?

Verify if it is enabled and let me know.

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

Hi Chris,

I have confirmed the UserVars.CIMvmw_OpenManageProviderEnabled is set to 1. I attempted to attach screen shot, but the dell community site is not cooperating with me today.

Michael


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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

Hello all,

unfortunately, I am eben unable to try the software mentioned above as the download is not available any more. Where can I get the software from?


Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Fant.

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

I am having the same issue except with SolarWinds which is what we use for monitoring SNMP. I have tried both OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-6.5.0-542907.VIB-ESX50i_A02 and OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-7.1.0-5304.VIB-ESX50i_A00 on our new ESXi 5.0.0 Update 1 (build-768111) server. Both work when using the OMSA to view the Dell PowerEdge M905 hardware such as Hard Drive and RAM info, but when doing a SNMP walk or just a get request with the specific Dell OID I do not get anything back for any of the Dell hardware. I have tried other SNMP clients and SNMP is enabled in ESXi as I can pull NIC information. Also UserVars.CIMvmw_OpenManageProviderEnabled is set to 1.

We do not use OMSA nor do we want to so I need the information through SNMP. This previously worked with ESX and using the Net-SNMP agent in Linux.

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

Hello Baraoic,


how did you manage to get OM-SrvAdmin-Dell-Web-6.5.0-542907.VIB-ESX50i_A02 to connect from OMSA? I always get the message that the authentication failed. I use the free version of VMWare ESXI 5 on my home server.


Kind regards,

Fant

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

Hi,

The  Server Administrator does not support SNMP Get and Set operations on VMWare ESXi 4.X and ESXi 5.x as the required SNMP support is unavailable. However the Server Administrator supports SNMP traps on VMware ESXi 4.X and ESXi 5.X.

Please refer the OpenManage Server Administrator User Guide available @

<ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

Hope this answers your query.

Thanks,

-Ajith

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

Fant

I didn't do anything special. I just installed 6.5 again and it connects just fine using root user and checking the ignore cert box. We are using the paid version of ESXi though if that makes any difference.

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

Baraoic,


thank you for the answer. Which OS do you use for the OMSA installation for remote access to the Dell software on the ESXi  server?

Regards,

Fant.

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Re: SNMP Data from ESXi 5 with Dell OpenManage

I am using my Windows 7 x64 workstation for the OMSA.

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