• Linux HP Proliant SNMP Agent setup

    I wanted to put together a quick post on configuring the hp-snmp-agent and hp-health agents on HP ProLiant servers using Linux. I stumbled across the need for this while working on a project to implement Icinga to monitor server hardware via SNMP.

    First things first, check that you are running a compatible HP ProLiant G series. The current stable release of both hp-snmp-agent and hp-helath only work with G5+. This is important to keep in mind because I ran into this issue when trying to install both agents on a G4 Proliant. The dpkg install would fail because it cannot start the hp-health agent under a G4 Proliant. I am installing the agents ontop of Debian 7.

        1. Let’s download the packages, check¬†http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/repo/mcp/debian/pool/non-free/¬†for latest versions
          cd /root
          mkdir hp-agents
          cd hp-agents
          wget http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/repo/mcp/debian/pool/non-free/hp-health_10.
          wget http://downloads.linux.hp.com/SDR/repo/mcp/debian/pool/non-free/hp-snmp-agents_10.
        2. You will need snmp, snmpd, and some other library files before install the packages.
           apt-get install snmpd snmp lib32gcc1 libc6-i386 libsnmp30
        3. Now install the two(2) agents. Start with hp-health first, then install hp-snmp-agent
          dpkg -i hp-health*.deb
          dpkg -i hp-snmp-agents*.deb

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