Please move to a summary page of a device you are interested in and use the action button located in the header. Ther you will find the Settings section.
In this place you may configure SNMP protocol settings for the device. By default, the formula contains three standard configuration fields, these are:
- SNMP Version
- SNMP Public Community (or Security Name)
- SNMP Private Community
In case the configuration of SNMP protocol in the device is highly advanced, you may use several additional options of SNMPv3 configuration. These are:
- SNMPv3 security name
- SNMPv3 security level
- SNMPv3 authentication protocol
- SNMPv3 authentication pass phrase
- SNMPv3 privacy protocol
- SNMPv3 privacy pass phrase
Once the form has been filled out and changes saved, you may now test the typed in data, press ‘Test SNMP Connection’ button. The system will check the validity of the SNMP connection basing on the following OID in a repository:
If the value is retrieved, the system will assume the SNMP connection is correct. In the other case, an appropriate error will be displayed.
The IPMI protocol enables remote administration, monitoring and management of server parameters through the management controller.
To configure connection to IPMI, select ‘Settings’ from the ‘Actions’ menu located in the server summary view. The setup form has several tabs, in this case you have to choose ‘IPMI Settings’.
The form consists of several fields requiring you to specify whether IPMI for a given server is enabled, as well as provide the IP address of the IPMI controller, IPMI username and password, the level of privileges and the IPMI protocol version.
Additionally, the administrator can define the IPMI Driver, that is the controller used during the connection. By default, it will be a driver that uses the ipmitool command. The IPMI Board Type field shall specify the manufacturer of the server. Based on this field, EasyDCIM downloads the corresponding applet from the JAVA console for remote connection to the server. The default value of the IPMI Port(UDP) field is 623, while the IPMI Remote Console Port field indicates an additional port on which the remote console operates.
Once the form has been filled out and changes saved, you can now test the typed in data. To do so, press the ‘Test IPMI Connection’ button and the system will check the validity of the IPMI connection.
- IPMI Enabled - determines if IPMI is on
- IPMI IP Address - an IP address where the device is available
- IPMI Username
- IPMI Password
- IPMI Protocol Version
- IPMI Driver
- IpmiTool - default driver, which uses ipmitool tool for remote connection
- IpmiToolProxy - driver which uses ipmitool tools on the proxy server
- IPMI Proxy Server - used only if IpmitToolProxy was chosen previously. Specifies proxy server for the device.
- IPMI Board Type
- Dell Drac
- HP iLO3
- American Megatrends
- IPMI Port (UDP) - 623 is a default port
- IPMI Remote Console Port - remote console port, used to download console aplet for the Dell Drac and Supermicro devices. By default no port number is specified.
The ability to start a remote console, as well as read sensors and system logs, is possible thanks to a free module called IPMI Integration, allowing the administrator to use the IPMI protocol from the level of EasyDCIM.
Most companies offer the remote console as a Java applet. Our system supports downloading a remote console for devices with Supermicro, Dell Drac, American Megatrends, and HP iLO version 3 software. The Java applet is downloaded from the factory device management panel. It has to be accessible from the Internet in order for the end user to download and run the remote console.
When it comes to the console operation, the most important configuration field is IPMI Board Type, where you specify the type of Ithe PMI board for a given device. On this basis, our system selects the appropriate script used to download the JAVA applet from the device management panel. Additionally, if the factory device management panel operates on a port other than port 80, you can specify it in the IPMI Remote Console Port field.
To download the Java applet, go to the device summary view and find a widget containing the button for the remote console download. The Java applet will be automatically downloaded and launched after you click on the ‘Launch Console’ button.
Under this tab you can determine which modules are going to be used while collecting information about the device. Keep in mind that once modules are selected for a device, then the global selection is overwritten. It should be noted that each type of the devices has its own modules. You can read about the global module configuration in Other → Settings section.