Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS

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Submitted by mastrboy (Contact Author) (Forums) on Fri, 2007-10-12 20:20. :: CentOS | Linux | Monitoring

Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS 

HP Systems Insight Manager is a free tool from HP that can monitor your network and receive SNMP Traps. It's an excellent trap manager but also a system resource hog.

Hardware requirements for Linux are:

 - Minimum: 1.5-GHz processor and 768 MB RAM
 - Recommended: 2.4-GHz processor and 1 GB RAM

1. Install CentOS 5.0

2. Download HP SIM:

3. Installing the software

(The following section can be copied into a shell script):

# First do a upgrade of the system
yum update -y

# reboot if needed

# We need to trick the HP software so it thinks Redhat Enterprise is installed
nano /etc/redhat-release
   # Remove what it says and insert: Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 5

# Install dependencies
yum install compat-readline43 openssl097a compat-libstdc++-33 -y

# We need to change the posix default version
export _POSIX2_VERSION=199209

# And now we run the downloaded HP SIM Package
chmod +x HPSIM-Linux-C.

# Configuring the HP SIM for the system
/opt/mx/bin/mxinitconfig -l
/opt/mx/bin/mxinitconfig -a

# and done

You should now be able to login to the HP SIM via a web browser at http://$IP:280/
Log in with user root and the user's password.

This HOWTO will not cover HP SIM Setup as it is very well documentet by HP here:

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Submitted by Martynas (not registered) on Tue, 2009-05-05 08:27.

if you have centos minimal install, you will need these dependencies:

yum install pam openssl libtermcap -y