monitoring PERC4e/di in ESXi 4.0

Bryan bryan.madhatter at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 00:34:16 CST 2010


ESX4i doesn't use port 1311.  You'll have to install OMSA web services on
another host to connect to OMSA in 4i.

On Thu, Mar 4, 2010 at 5:51 PM, <Benjamin_Gordy at dell.com> wrote:

> OpenManage allows the system hardware to be viewable from a web browser
> when you point the browser to the Windows system you installed the
> OpenManage web server on.  Once at the login screen
> http://windowshost:1311 you will then enter the name of the ESX host you
> installed the instrumentation on, along with root / password.
>
> Installing OpenManage on ESX does not change storage information seen from
> within the Virtual Infrastructure Client.
>
>
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smsom/6.2/en/omsa_ig/html/instesxi.htm#wp1097899
>
> Ben Gordy
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces-Lists On Behalf Of Robert von Bismarck
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2010 5:13 AM
> To: linux-poweredge-Lists
> Subject: OT: monitoring PERC4e/di in ESXi 4.0
>
> Hi all,
>
> Maybe slightly off-topic, but asking anyway.
> We installed ESXi 4.0 on a refurbished PE2850 with a PERC4e/di with 6x73Gb
> disks in RAID5 for light lab virtualization duties.
> We used the ESXi 4.0 installer with Dell customisations, installed
> OpenManage via VMware vCLI, and the "health status" in vsphere client shows
> all the bits of the hardware nicely, but not the PERC, even though it's
> recognized and useable as a datastore.
>
> After configuring SNMP traps in ESXi, we tried pulling a power cable, and
> got the traps we expected, but pulling a live disk out of the raid array did
> not do anything except start the "Blinking Amber Light of Trouble(tm)" on
> the server front. No status change in vsphere client either.
>
> Thanks for any hints/clues,
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Robert von Bismarck
> Senior Systems Engineer
>
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