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Monitor Dell power supplies using ipMonitor

Updated October 1, 2018

Overview

This article describes how to create and use a Custom SNMP Monitor to monitor the status of Dell server power supplies.

The OIDs referenced in this article assume that the Dell Server supports OIDs defined by MIB-Dell-10892. The monitors were tested against servers running Dell OpenManage Server Administrator 1.6. 

Environment

All ipMonitor versions

Details

Administrators can monitor the status of each individual power supply or the status of all power supplies on a Dell server to ensure they continue to provide a steady supply of electrical power to the system.

To create a custom SNMP monitor in ipMonitor:

  1. Log in to ipMonitor as an administrator
  2. Click the Devices tab and select All Managed Devices.
  3. Select the Device that represents the Dell server you want to monitor.
  4. Click Add and select Add New Monitor.
  5. In the left pane, click SNMP.
  6. In the right pane, click Custom SNMP.
  7. Assign the monitor a unique name and ensure the address is correct.
  8. For the OID, use one of the OIDs listed below, depending on what you want to monitor.
  9. Under Analysis of Test Results, set the Analyze the test results as Numeric Data and the Result is to "=""3".
  10. Click OK.

OID example: Dell Diagnostic Service

Monitor Name Dell Diagnostic Service :: Combined Status - Power Supplies
Monitor Type Custom SNMP Monitor
SNMP Object Type systemStatePowerSupplyStatusCombined
OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1.200.10.1.9.1
Returns This attribute defines the power supply status of all power supplies in this Dell chassis. The result is returned as a combined status value.

1 = other: the status of the object is not one of the following:
2 = unknown: The status of the object is unknown (not known or monitored)
3 = ok: The status of the object is ok
4 = nonCritical: The status of the object is warning, non-critical
5 = critical: The status of the object is critical (failure)
6 = nonRecoverable: The status of the object is non-recoverable (dead)

Monitoring Condition Pass if equal to 3

Monitor failure indicates that the status of the power supplies in this Dell chassis is currently not 'ok'.

OID example: Dell Server Power Supply Status #1

Monitor Name Dell Server :: Power Supply Status - #1
Monitor Type Custom SNMP Monitor
SNMP Object Type powerSupplyStatus.1
OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1.600.12.1.5.1.1
Returns The status of the Dell power supply.

1 = other: the status of the object is not one of the following:
2 = unknown: The status of the object is unknown (not known or monitored)
3 = ok: The status of the object is ok
4 = nonCritical: The status of the object is warning, non-critical
5 = critical: The status of the object is critical (failure)
6 = nonRecoverable: The status of the object is non-recoverable (dead)

Monitoring Condition Pass if equal to 3

Monitor failure indicates that the status of this power supply is currently not 'ok'.

OID example: Dell Server Power Supply Status #2

Monitor Name Dell Server :: Power Supply Status - #2
Monitor Type Custom SNMP Monitor
SNMP Object Type powerSupplyStatus.2
OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10892.1.600.12.1.5.1.2
Returns The status of the Dell power supply.

1 = other: the status of the object is not one of the following:
2 = unknown: The status of the object is unknown (not known or monitored)
3 = ok: The status of the object is ok
4 = nonCritical: The status of the object is warning, non-critical
5 = critical: The status of the object is critical (failure)
6 = nonRecoverable: The status of the object is non-recoverable (dead)

Monitoring Condition Pass if equal to 3

Monitor failure indicates that the status of this power supply is currently not 'ok'.

 

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