Different components are supported by different servers and operating systems, so ensure that your target platform is supported by all of the components you intend to install. Before proceeding make sure that you have consulted the supported platforms information available at the following web site:
Depending on the target server's operating system, you should note the following:
Solaris operating system - For the Sun Server Hardware SNMP Plugins to function correctly, you must have System Management Agent (SMA). SMA is installed by default on Solaris. For more information about SMA, see snmpd(1M). When installing Hardware Management Pack components, you must be in the global zone. The device /dev/bmc must be present on your system for the Hardware Management Agent to function correctly.
Linux operating system - For the Sun Server Hardware SNMP Plugins to function correctly, you must have Net-SNMP installed. For more information about Net-SNMP, see the snmpd documentation. You must also make sure that the KCS IPMI interface between the Sun x64 Server service processor and host operating system is enabled. When using the Hardware Management Agent, you must ensure the root user has read/write access to the IPMI device in order for the Hardware Management Agent to function correctly.
Windows operating system - For the Sun Server Hardware SNMP Plugins to function correctly, you must have an IPMI device installed and the SNMP service enabled. For more information about the IPMI devices available for your version of Windows, see your Windows product documentation.
Note - If you have installed an earlier version of Hardware Management Pack on a Linux or Solaris operating system, you must manually uninstall the earlier version before installing the latest version.