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What are the requirements to monitor IBM System x?

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I would like to monitor my IBM System x servers with the available SNMP sensors. What do I need for this purpose and where can I get required components?

ibm prtg requirements snmp system-x systems-director

Created on Oct 23, 2013 3:50:25 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 13.x.4 or later

Monitoring IBM System x

In order to monitor IBM System x servers, you can add one of the following sensors to the corresponding device in your PRTG installation:

However, these sensor types need the IBM Systems Director Platform Agent to be installed on the target IBM device. This component allows PRTG to monitor the system through SNMP.

You can download the platform agent for a manual installation here:

Note: SNMP for Windows must also be enabled and configured for these sensors to work. If your SNMP IBM System x sensors show error code PE187, PE188, or PE194, please see this article in our Knowledge Base:

Created on Oct 23, 2013 3:52:16 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]

Last change on Apr 10, 2017 4:37:06 PM by  Gerald Schoch [Paessler Support]



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Do you only need the IBM Systems Director Platform Agent installed or do you need also the Management Server installed to work with the Platform Agent? Do I also need IMM enabled/configured or the Systems Director works independently? I have SNMP enabled on the server and monitoring various sensors but need hardware health sensors . I did run the pre-installation utility on the server and it was compatible.

Created on Feb 23, 2018 7:36:12 PM by  Adeel Azam (0)



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Dear aazam,

Thank you very much for the information.

Usually, the IBM Systems Director Platform Agent is sufficient.
However, the SNMP IBM System X Sytem Health sensor can also run directly on an Integrated Management Module (IMM) network port and can show the overall health on IMMs.

Best regards,
Sebastian

Created on Feb 27, 2018 7:06:03 AM by  Sebastian Kniege [Paessler Support]



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