For hosts that support IPMI sensors, LogicMonitor can gather that data and integrate it into the monitoring.

All that is required is that IPMI be enabled on the hosts, and the credentials ipmi.user and ipmi.pass be set for those hosts within Logicmonitor. If you enable IPMI on the host after you have already added the host into LogicMonitor, you can manually trigger Active Discovery to speed up the process of discovering the IPMI information.

If IPMI information is not showing up for hosts you expect it to be available on, check:

  • that IPMI is enabled on the host, or on the hosts management card. Often IPMI support is disabled by default.
  • that the IPMI user specified in the hosts IPMI configuration is allowed to connect remotely, and you are using the correct credentials.
  • there is no firewall blocking the collector from the IPMI port (UDP port 623)
  • For IPMI event log messages to be received, you must have a defined script EventSource.

If you don’t have IPMI datasources in your account, you can import them from the LogicMonitor repository.

Note that IPMI devices (ie. DRACs) typically have their own IP addresses, distinct from those of their hosts. As such, they should be added as separate devices into monitoring.

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