Verax NMS IPMI Management Console plugin enables easy monitoring, alerting, health check, management and performance reporting for hardware supporting Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), such as Dell, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Ericsson and others (click here for a list of IPMI adopters).
The IPMI Management Console supports devices compliant with IPMI 2.0 standard over UDP.
The view displays all the properties stored in the FRU (Field Replaceable Unit) inventory, such as serial numbers, part numbers, vendor information and others. The list of properties is dependent on the type of managed hardware and its configuration.
The view displays analog sensors for the device. These are device dependent and may include temperature, fan speeds, voltage and others. The following information is displayed for each analog sensor:
Analog sensor statuses are visualized in red, green, and yellow for easy problem detection. Verax NMS can create its sensors, performance counters and generate alarms based on any IPMI analog sensors.
The view displays discrete sensors for the device. IPMI analag sensors have associated value and thresholds, while discrete sensors have a value only (acceptable values are defined in the IPMI standard, including information which values indicate abnormal conditions). The following information is displayed for each discrete sensor:
Discrete sensor statuses are visualized in red and green for easy problem detection. Verax NMS can create its sensors, performance counters and generate alarms based on any IPMI discrete sensors.
Verax NMS IPMI console allows browsing of the IPMI event log including:
The events are visualized in red, green, and yellow to distinguish between alarm, warning and informational events.
The plugin allows executing the IPMI chassis control commands directly from the NMS console. Supported commands include: Power Up, Power Down and Reset. These commands can be integrated with NMS business rules engine (e.g. reset a server when it does not respond with a ping).
IPMI console is fully integrated with Verax NMS core: