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.
Steps followed to configure SNMP
Openmanage Web Interface:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 @
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Hope this answers your query.
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.
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?