Monitoring

Dell Hardware Health

LogicMonitor can monitor the underlying hardware health of your Dell system when running both Windows or Linux by installing the Dell OpenManage Server Administrator (OMSA) package on the system.  Once installed, fans, power supplies, RAID status, individual disks, memory, chassis temperature, etc., will automatically be monitored.  The current status can be seen in the "Dell" datasource group on the device:

Windows

Installation on Windows systems is fairly straight forward and accomplished by installing the latest version of Dell OMSA found on the dell website:

NOTE: For Windows 2012 Dell OMSA 7.2 is needed.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/

Once installed you will need to ensure that snmp is installed on the Windows device and configured to allow the collector to poll it. 
To configure open windows services and find "snmp" and go into the properties of the service.

Windows
  • <Collector_IP> = the ip address of the collector in LogicMonitor that will be monitoring this device.

  • <mycommunity> = The community string used in LogicMonitor.

To learn how to add snmp properties into LogicMonitor please visit our help page article.

 

Linux

OMSA on linux extends the underlying SNMP server on the system to allow access to Dell specific information. Procedures for installing OMSA on differing Linux distributions revolve around installing the OpenManage Linux Repository and then a few packages from it:

srvadmin-base
srvadmin-storage

After installation, be sure to start the 'dataeng' service:

/etc/init.d/dataeng start

Please verify that the following entry has been entered into your snmpd.conf file (commonly in /etc/snmp/):

smuxpeer .1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1

and that the snmpd service has been restarted.  The above line will direct incoming SNMP queries from LogicMonitor for Dell specific metrics to the service that was installed by OMSA.

 

Loading the Datasource onto the device

After installation, you should manually run Active Discovery.  A "Dell" datasource grouping should appear in your Device view if everything is working properly.