IBM Hardware Management Pack v3.2 for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager

This just release new version of IBM Hardware MP adds support to monitor IBM System x Servers and Blades and BladeCenter Chassis with System Center Operations Manager 2012. Key features of this MP are:

  • Support Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2012
  • Extensive monitoring of the health of hardware components for IBM System x servers and BladeCenter x86/x64 blades running Windows
  • Rich monitoring of the health of BladeCenter chassis and BladeCenter modules via the SNMP protocol
  • Comprehensive monitoring of the health of software stacks for managing IBM hardware
  • Easy determination of overall system health by the aggregation of hardware health monitors

The following additional features are part of the IBM Upward Integration for Microsoft System Center. Activation licenses can be purchased by contacting your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.

  • Power Monitoring of UEFI/IMM System X Servers and Blades running Windows 2008 & R2. Offers the ability to monitor overall system power usage, and generates alerts when power consumption rises above predefined consumption thresholds
  • BladeCenter and Blade hardware health correlation and event propagation providing BladeCenter specific hardware health condition monitoring under the Windows health explorer view.
  • Remote power on and off of Blades Servers via the Operations Manager console.
  • Hardware Management Software Configuration Advisor for IBM Systems detects the presence of IBM Hardware MP software dependencies in order to make appropriate configuration recommendations.
  • Set custom power consumption thresholds for Power Monitoring alerts via Operations Manager Agent task
  • Enable Power Capping and set the maximum power consumption wattage via Operation Manage Agent task

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HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center 7.1

Insight Control for Microsoft System Center is software that integrates HP hardware and products with System Center components. Here are the new features in this release:

  • ProLiant next-generation (Gen8) servers supported:  BL420c, BL465c, DL380e, DL360e, ML350e
  • Database support for Microsoft SQL Server 2012
  • Unattended backup support
  • HP Systems Insight Manager 7.1:
    • Federated CMS advanced search
    • Two-factor authentication
    • Support for nested groups
    • Suspend all monitoring/discovery of VMs on VM host by host
  • HP Insight Control 7.1:
    • Support for the latest OS releases and Hypervisor updates
      • RHEL 5.8, RHEL 6.2
      • SLES11 SP2
      • Xen on RHEL 5.8, SLES11 SP2
      • KVM on SLES11 SP2
      • ESXi 5.0 U1
    • Browser support:  Internet Explorer 9 (full support), Firefox 9, Firefox 10
  • HP Insight Control for Microsoft System Center 7.1:
    • Support for the following new ProLiant servers:  BL420c, BL465c, DL380e, DL385p, ML350e, DL160
    • Support for installation of HP SCVMM 2012 Integration Kit on clustered SCVMM 2012 management servers

    Note: Support for SCCM 2012 is no present and will be added in later release.

  • More information for the software is here and download link is here.