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How to add/discover unsupported device to the NNMi ?

Good Day,

How can we add unsupported device to the NNMi for monitoring ? what are the requirements ?

I'm asking specifically about IBM pSeries servers, with AIX operating system, below are the details of the device:

- System Model: IBM,8233-E8B

- Machine Serial Number: 656931P

- Processor Type: PowerPC_POWER7

- Processor Implementation Mode: POWER 7

- Processor Version: PV_7_Compat

- Number Of Processors: 1

- Processor Clock Speed: 3000 MHz

- CPU Type: 64-bit

- Kernel Type: 64-bit


So is it possible ?

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Re: How to add/discover unsupported device to the NNMi ?

  It wont be an issue, but what information you'll get will depend on its ability to run a SNMP agent and compliance/support of standards.  At minumum you'll get a node thats ICMP only  so you'll get up/down. So just add it as a seed 🙂


You can open an enhancement request if you require more than whats available out of the box.


Have a nice day 🙂

Andy Kemp
I've lasted longer in the technology industry than most certifications.
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Re: How to add/discover unsupported device to the NNMi ?

As Andy says, you can get some info out of it if you use SNMP, but it will be limited. NNMi is not the right tool to use for server monitoring. There are better products for that.

If you're a large enough organisation to have IBM Power-based servers, then surely you have some sort of tool in place for managing servers? This can't be your only server in the environment? What are you using for monitoring everything else?

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