Hewlett-Packard is pleased to announce the field
test version of HP System Management Homepage
for OpenVMS Version 2.2.
HP SMH for OpenVMS Field Test
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» Installation Instructions for Version
» Release Notes for Version 2.2
HP System Management Homepage (HP SMH) for OpenVMS is the single system management solution
for managing OpenVMS. HP SMH is also available for HP-UX, Linux and Microsoft®
The key features of HP SMH for OpenVMS are its system administration capabilities and its
ability to display details of hardware attributes. The HP SMH solution provides
an easy-to-use interface for displaying hardware fault and status monitoring,
system thresholds, and diagnostics for an individual server
by aggregating the data from HP web-based agents.
HP SMH integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM), the strategic
platform for multi-system management from HP. HP SIM provides multi-systems
management capability by providing administrators single sign-on access to HP
SMH on managed servers (stand-alone or partitioned) from a central console.
Important Support Notice
users of HP SMH on MultiNet and TCPware stack:
The dependency product for HP SMH, HP Secure WEB Server (CSWS/Apache) is
supported only on HP TCP/IP stack. Hence support for HP SMH on MultiNet and
TCPware stack is limited to HP SMH application problems which are not CSWS/Apache related.
The following are the new features in HP SMH Patch Release V2.0-20:
- Support for Settable Threshold Temperatures on Blade Systems SMH now supports
reading the settable threshold temperatures on HP Integrity servers through the Intelligent
Platform Management Interface (IPMI). You need not specify the threshold temperature
using the SMH$WARNING_TEMP logical name.
- Support for SMH Recovery During Installation Disk Migration When migrating to a new
installation disk within the same system due to a disk failure or a backup restoration, HP
SMH on the new disk can be used directly without having to reinstall it.
The following problems are corrected in HP SMH Patch Release V2.0-20:
The following are the new features in HP SMH V2.0:
- HP SMH health agent uses a high amount of CPU or memory resources when the size of
Operator Communications (OPCOM) log file, namely OPERATOR.LOG, is big. This issue
is fixed in this release.
- On cell-based systems, when a redundant power supply fails, it results in the generation of
5-6 SNMP traps every minute. This SNMP trap bombardment issue is fixed in this release.
- On Integrity servers, HP SMH displays incorrect number of power sensors. This issue is
fixed in this release.
- On Integrity servers that support iCAP, HP SMH reports CPUs with disabled iCAP cores
as "degraded". This issue is fixed in this release. The status of a CPU containing a disabled
iCAP core is now reported by HP SMH as "unknown", instead of "degraded".
- HP SMH fails to report information about fan and power supply, and the failure of any of
these components does not generate SNMP traps. This issue is fixed in this release.
- Network MAC address of the system running HP SMH ending with ‘F0’ to ‘FF’ causes HP
SMH to timeout. This issue is fixed in this release.
- Support for LSI SAS 1068X Controllers HP SMH supports the display of
physical disks and logical units that are attached to the LSI SAS 1068X
controllers on OpenVMS V8.3 and later.
HP SMH GUI displays the following
- Physical disks connected to the controller
- Details of the
physical disks, such as SASAddress, model, status
- Logical unit details and
- Associations between physical disks, hot spares and the logical
HP SMH also raises Traps if the status of the physical disk or logical unit
changes. For example, a Trap is raised when a physical disk is removed.
Similarly, Traps are also raised when the status of a logical unit changes.
- Configurable SNMP Non-Public READ Community HP SMH for OpenVMS removes the
restriction present in HP Insight Management Agents for SNMP Read community name
“public”. To use any configured SNMP community, change the SNMP read and write
community entry in the SMH$SPECIFIC:[CONF]SNMPCOMMUNITY_CONFIG.DAT file and
restart HP SMH.
Note: The SNMP community names are case sensitive.
- Installation of HP SMH on Disk other than System Disk HP SMH for OpenVMS can
be installed either on the system disk or any other disk, by using the
Note: Ensure that the disk on which HP SMH is installed
is an ODS–5 disk. For more information, see the HP System Management Homepage
- Consistent Display/GUI HP SMH for OpenVMS supports a consistent display/GUI
that is similar to Windows or Linux HP SMH implementations. HP SMH is based on
standard apache web server (HP Secure Web Server) and enables the use of latest
web server capabilities, such as rendering PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) pages
The following problems are corrected in V2.0:
- Starting the WBEM$CPQHEALTH process of HP Insight Management Agents
locks the OPERATOR.LOG file.
- Insight Management Agents Device Homepage
URL cannot be accessed if the Language Settings of the web browser is not set to
English. Currently with HP SMH, selecting any language option in the web browser
will always display English.
Go to the following links for more information:
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