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What are the requirements to monitor IBM System X?



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 the required components?

ibm prtg requirements snmp system-x systems-director

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

Last change on Mar 10, 2022 2:27:33 PM by  Frank Hadasch [Paessler Support] (0) 1

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This article applies as of PRTG 22

Monitoring IBM System X

To monitor IBM System X servers, add one of the following sensors to the corresponding device in PRTG:

To use the sensors, follow these steps:

  • Install the |IBM Systems Director Platform Agent on the IBM target device.
  • Enable and configure SNMP for Windows.


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

Last change on Jan 3, 2023 9:42:15 AM by  Brandy Greger [Paessler Support]



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



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,

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

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