Oracle® Hardware Management Pack for Oracle Solaris 11.2 Installation Guide

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Updated: June 2015

About the Oracle Server Hardware Management Agent

Oracle Hardware Management Pack includes a Server Management Agent to help you monitor your Oracle servers.

Oracle Server Management Agent includes following components:

  • Oracle Server Hardware Management Agent

  • Oracle Server Hardware SNMP Plugins

  • itpconfig, a tool that enables you to forward traps generated by an Oracle ILOM service processor over the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect.

Oracle Server Hardware Management Agent

The Oracle Server Hardware Management Agent (Hardware Management Agent) and associated Oracle Server Hardware SNMP Plugins (Hardware SNMP Plugins) provide a way to monitor and manage your server hardware using an operating system native agent. This in-band functionality enables you to use a single IP address (the host's IP) for monitoring your servers and blade server modules without having to connect the management port of the Oracle Integrated Lights Out Manager (ILOM) service processor to the network.

The Hardware Management Agent and Hardware SNMP Plugins run on the host operating system of your Oracle servers, communicating with the Oracle ILOM service processor. The Hardware Management Agent daemon, called svc:/system/sp/management:default (called hwmgmtd in Solaris versions earlier than 11.2), regularly polls the service processor to fetch information about the current state of the server. The Hardware Management Agent can poll the service processor for hardware information over either the Keyboard Controller Style (KCS) interface or the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect. This information is then made available by Hardware Management Agent through the Hardware SNMP Plugins.

In addition, the Hardware Management Agent also maintains a separate log that contains information about the Hardware Management Agent status, which can be used for troubleshooting.

Oracle Server Hardware SNMP Plugins

The Oracle Server Hardware SNMP Plugins consists of Net-SNMP plugins, that are compiled versions of hardware-specific Management Information Bases (MIB) which have been designed to enable you to monitor your Oracle servers effectively.

The sunHwMonMIB describes the state of sensors and alarms on your servers and provides the following information:

  • Overall system alarm status

  • Aggregate alarm status by device type

  • FRU Alarm status

  • Lists of sensors, sensor types, sensor readings, and sensor thresholds

  • Indicator states

  • System locator control

  • Inventory including basic manufacturing information

  • Product and chassis inventory information (such as serial number and part numbers)

  • Per-sensor alarm status

The sunHwTrapMIB describes a set of traps for hardware events that can be generated by an Oracle server. It provides the following information:

  • Conditions affecting the environmental state of the server (such as temperature, voltage, and current out-of-range conditions)

  • Error conditions affecting the hardware components in the server such as FRU insertion, and removal and security intrusion notification

The sunStorageMIB provides the following information about system storage:

  • Basic manufacturing information, properties, and alarm status for controllers

  • Properties and alarm status for disks

  • Properties and alarm status for RAID volumes

  • Status of logical components


The itpconfig tool enables you to configure a trap proxy on the host to forward SNMP traps generated from Oracle ILOM based service processors over the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect to a configurable destination. itpconfig can also enable or disable the Host-to-ILOM Interconnect, which is available on the latest Oracle servers.