Cisco UCS Management Pack User Guide, Release 2.6 for Microsoft System Center 2012, 2012 SP1 and 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Monitoring Cisco UCS Using SCOM
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Table of Contents

Monitoring Cisco UCS Domains with SCOM

About the Monitoring Pane in SCOM

Accessing the Cisco UCS folder in the Monitoring Pane

About the Cisco UCS Folder

Cisco UCS Management Service Folder

Cisco UCS Instance Folder

HW Inventory Folder

Service Profiles Folder

Monitoring the Health of Cisco UCS Hardware

Adjusting or Overriding Intervals

About the Monitoring Pane in SCOM

After you install and configure the Cisco UCS Management Pack, you can use the Monitoring pane of the SCOM to display a summary and components of a monitored Cisco UCS domain. The Cisco Unified Computing System folder and views in the Monitoring pane provide a complete view of the health of the Cisco UCS domains.

Accessing the Cisco UCS folder in the Monitoring Pane


Step 1 In the left pane of the SCOM application, click the Monitoring tab.

Step 2 Expand the Cisco Unified Computing System folder.


 

About the Cisco UCS Folder

The Cisco Unified Computing System folder displays active alert, state view and state summary for all discovered Cisco UCS domains and hardware components. The folder also provides additional views of components, which show monitoring data collected from Cisco UCS domains.

This folder contains the following sub-folders and views that display global aspects of all the monitored Cisco UCS domains:

Cisco UCS Management Service Folder

This folder contains following views related to Cisco UCS Management Service.

  • Agent Alert View—Displays alerts related to service
  • Agent Performance View—Contains counters related to performance
  • Agent State View—Displays the health state of the service

Cisco UCS Instance Folder

The Cisco UCS Instance folder contains a sub-folder for each Cisco UCS domain monitored by SCOM. Each Cisco UCS domain folder contains the following sub-folders that display alerts and information about the health and components of the domain:

  • Diagram—Displays a graphical view of a set of Cisco UCS managed objects and shows how they relate to each other.
  • Miscellaneous Alerts—Displays a view of the following alerts:

Cisco UCS authentication failure

Cisco UCS communication failure

Cisco UCS fault acknowledgement failure via read-only user

Cisco UCS fault acknowledgement configuration failure

  • Alert View—Displays active alerts in the Cisco UCS domain.
  • State View—Displays information about the health state of the Cisco UCS domain.
  • State Summary—Provides the alert view and state view in a single panel, also known as the dashboard view. This view summarizes all related information about the Cisco UCS domain.

HW Inventory Folder

The HW Inventory folder displays a diagram view of Cisco UCS hardware in a Cisco UCS domain, including such as chassis, blade servers, fabric interconnects, and rack mount servers. Each type of hardware has its own folder with alert view, state view, and state summary for that hardware.

Service Profiles Folder

The Service Profiles folder contains a diagram view, alert view and state summary of service profiles in the Cisco UCS domain. The service profile represents a logical view of a single server in the domain.

You do not need to know the ID of the server to view it through the service profile. The service profile object contains the server personality (identity and network information). The service profile is associated with one blade or rack-mount server in the domain.

Monitoring the Health of Cisco UCS Hardware

The Cisco UCS Management Pack discovers and monitors the health of hardware components in a Cisco UCS domain, including the following:

  • Processors
  • Adapters
  • Storage
  • Power supplies
  • Fans
  • Chassis
  • Blade servers
  • Rack-mount servers
  • Fabric interconnects


Step 1 In the left pane of the SCOM application, click the Monitoring tab.

Step 2 Expand the Cisco Unified Computing System folder to display the folders and views.

Step 3 Click Alert View to see if the Cisco UCS domain has any critical or warning alerts.

Step 4 Click on an alert to view more information about it in the Alert Details pane.


 

Adjusting or Overriding Intervals

This optional step enables you to modify the pre-defined time interval assigned to different entities of Cisco UCS management pack, such as discovery, rule, and monitors.

The discovery interval is the time interval for polling the details of the faults and objects in the Cisco UCS domain.

The default values for intervals are as follows:

  • Rules—600 seconds
  • Monitors—920 seconds
  • Discovery—1800-1900 seconds
  • Load Cache Script—720 seconds


Step 1 In the SCOM application, click the Go tab in the menu bar.

Step 2 Choose Authoring from the drop-down menu..

Step 3 In the Authoring column, choose Authoring > Management Pack templates > Cisco Unified Computing Systems .

Step 4 Right-click the template pack and choose View Management Pack Objects > Object Discoveries .

Step 5 In the Object Discovery window, right-click an object and choose Overrides > Override the Object Discovery > For All Objects of Class .

Step 6 In the Override Properties window, do the following:

a. In the Interval Seconds row, check the check box in the Override column.

b. In the Interval Seconds row, modify the value in the Override Value column.

c. Click OK .