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Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 2.0 for Nagios Core Installation Guide

Downloading and installing the Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 2.0 for Nagios Core

  1. Download the latest Dell OpenManage Plug-in Version 2.0 for Nagios Core installer from the Dell support website at Dell.com/support or from Nagios exchange at exchange.nagios.org/.
    The installer is packaged as a .tar.gz file named Dell_OpenManage_Plugin_v2.0_Nagios_Core_A00.tar.gz.
  2. Navigate to the location where you have downloaded the folder, and run the following command to extract its contents:
    tar -zxvf Dell_OpenManage_Plugin_v2.0_Nagios_Core_A00.tar.gz
    The following folder and files are extracted:
    • Dell_OpenManage_Plugin folder
    • Dell_OM_Plugin_2_0_For_NagiosCore_IG.pdf file
    • Dell_OM_Plugin_2_0_For_NagiosCore_ReadMe.txt file
    • license_en.txt file
  3. Navigate to the Dell_OpenManage_Plugin/Install folder, and then run the following command to invoke the installer:
    ./install.sh
  4. Press Y if Nagios Core version 3.5.0 or later is installed in your system, or press any other key to exit the installation process, install Nagios Core version 3.5.0 or later and then begin the installation process once again.
    Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default value (Y).
  5. When prompted for the installed Nagios Core location, provide the path, and then press Enter.
    Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default location, /usr/local/nagios.

    An invalid entry will display an error and exit the installation process.

    A prerequisite check is run and the installed perquisites are displayed.
    NOTE If Net-IP or both Net-SNMP and OpenWSMAN are not installed in your system, then the installation process will exit. Ensure that the prerequisites are met and then begin the installation process once again.
    If any of the other prerequisites are not met, then the installation procedure will display an appropriate message and continue with the installation.
  6. Press Y if you accept the End User License Agreement, or any other key to exit the installation.
    Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default value (Y).
  7. Press Y to set the attribute escape_html_tags to ‘0’, or press N to continue with the default setting, ‘1’.
    Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default value (N).
    NOTE It is recommended that you continue the installation with the attribute escape_html_tags set to ‘0’ for better readability (multiline view) in order to distinguish the different instances or entities in the Dell plug-in.
  8. If you have installed SNMPTT, provide the path where SNMPTT is installed, and then press Y to continue with the installation.
    Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default file path, /etc/snmp/snmptt.ini. If you have not installed SNMPTT and want to skip this step, press Enter.
    NOTE If SNMPTT was not installed while installing this plug-in, but you later want to receive SNMP alerts, perform the following actions:
    • Install SNMPTT.
    • Navigate to <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/install, and then run the following command:

      ./install.sh trap

      <NAGIOS_HOME> is the installed location of Nagios Core and by default, the location of <NAGIOS_HOME> is /usr/local/nagios.

  9. If you have installed RACADM, provide the path where RACADM is installed, and then press Y to continue with the installation.
    Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default file path, /opt/dell/srvadmin/sbin/racadm. If you have not installed RACADM and want to skip this step, press Enter.
    NOTE If RACADM was not installed while installing this plug-in, but you later want to integrate RACADM, perform the following actions:
    • Install RACADM.
    • Navigate to <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/install, and then run the following command:

      ./install.sh racadm

      <NAGIOS_HOME> is the installed location of Nagios Core and by default, the location of <NAGIOS_HOME> is /usr/local/nagios.

  10. If you have installed Java, provide the path where Java is installed, and then press Y to continue with the installation.
    Alternatively, you can press Enter to continue with the default file path, /usr/bin/java.
    NOTE If Java was not installed while installing this plug-in, but you later want to install or upgrade the Java version, perform the following actions:
    • Install Java.
    • Navigate to <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/install, and then run the following command:

      ./install.sh java

      <NAGIOS_HOME> is the installed location of Nagios Core and by default, the location of <NAGIOS_HOME> is /usr/local/nagios.

    The plug-in is now installed.
  11. To verify the Nagios Core configuration entry, run the following command:
    <NAGIOS_HOME>/bin/nagios -v <NAGIOS_HOME>/etc/nagios.cfg
    A successful configuration update will display zero errors or warnings. If you receive any errors or warnings during this step, resolve them manually.
  12. If you have installed SNMPTT and want to verify the SNMPTT configuration entry, navigate to the path where SNMPTT is installed and verify that the following entries are present in the snmptt.ini file under the section TrapFiles:
    • <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/config/templates/Dell_Agent_free_Server_Traps.conf
    • <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/config/templates/Dell_Chassis_Traps.conf

    • <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/config/templates/Dell_Compellent_Traps.conf

    • <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/config/templates/Dell_EqualLogic_Traps.conf

    • <NAGIOS_HOME>/dell/config/templates/Dell_PowerVaultMD_Traps.conf

  13. Restart the Nagios Core services by running the following command:
    service nagios restart
  14. If you have installed SNMPTT, then restart the SNMPTT services by running the following command:
    service snmptt restart

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