IBM Director

Collection
Methods
SNMP
Requirements
  • The SNMP service must be running on the computer running IBM Director.
  • The SNMP Service on the IBM Director computer should be configured to allow Longitude to request SNMP data.
  • The IBMDirector application monitors the status of the following components:
    IBMDirector Component OID MIB
    Fan .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.80.3 IBM-SYSTEM-LMSENSOR-MIB
    Memory .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.120.1 IBM-SYSTEM-MEMORY-MIB
    Network .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.110.1 IBM-SYSTEM-NETWORK-MIB
    PowerSupply .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.130.1 IBM-SYSTEM-POWER-MIB
    Processor .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.140.1 IBM-SYSTEM-PROCESSOR-MIB
    Temperature .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.80.1 IBM-SYSTEM-LMSENSOR-MIB
    Voltage .1.3.6.1.4.1.2.6.159.1.1.80.2 IBM-SYSTEM-LMSENSOR-MIB
Configuration
  1. Use Monitor Devices
  2. If necessary, select a Longitude Remote Agent.
  3. Select IBMDirector
  4. Enter the name of the IBM Director computer to be monitored in the Computers field.
  5. Enter an SNMP V1 Community string with at least Read Only privileges in the Community field.
  6. UDP port 161 is the default SNMP request port. If SNMP on the IBM Director computer uses a different port, adjust the Portvalue.
  7. Leave the TimeoutSeconds value at 5 and the Retries value at 1. If the collection done at registration times out due to a slow connection, adjust these values and try registering again.
  8. Click Monitor
Troubleshooting
  • IBMDirector registers successfully, but is not listed as a monitored application:
    All components in the IBMDirector application are optional, and no errors are logged if data is not returned. If there are no registration errors, but IBMDirector is not listed as monitored, verify:

    • IBMDirector is configured to respond to SNMP requests for the monitored OID values.
    • The SNMP Service is running on the computer running IBMDirector.
    • The Longitude server has permission to request data via SNMP – this is configured on the Security tab of the SNMP Service Properties.
    • The SNMP Community string is correct.
    • The SNMP port is configured correctly, and there is nothing blocking traffic between Longitude and the computer running IBMDirector.
    • If the configuration is set up correctly, and there is a slow network connection between Longitude and the computer running IBMDirector, adjust the TimeoutSeconds and/or Retries properties to allow for slow or failed SNMP connections.