Monitoring dell hardware on BSD

Wayne_Weilnau at Wayne_Weilnau at
Tue Sep 14 08:32:14 CDT 2010

You are correct that Open Manage Server Administrator (OMSA) would need to be installed for the 10892 oid branch to respond to SNMP queries.  None of our tools support BSD.  IPMITool is going to be your best bet for monitoring the server hardware.  If you run IPMITool remotely, you can use the binary we ship from a linux management station.  If you want to run it on the BSD system, I would assume that somebody has gotten it running.  If you are looking for SNMP traps, then the iDrac/BMC can generate Platform Event Traps (PET) which is a very simple SNMP trap that is defined by IPMI tool.  You would need to enable the PETs, configure destination address, etc.

Wayne Weilnau
Systems Management Technologist
Dell | OpenManage Software Development 

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-----Original Message-----
From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of David B.
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 7:35 AM
To: linux-poweredge-Lists
Subject: Re: Monitoring dell hardware on BSD

> ----Original Message-----
> David,
> You may just need to add the Dell MIBs:
> Chris.

Thank you for that, but Dell snmp is only available with openmanage,
isn't it ?


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