For SNMP, the Server Manager uses the management framework provided by the following system vendors to discover and monitor additional key hardware performance data:

  • Dell OpenManager

  • Sun Management Center

  • IBM Director

  • HP Systems Insight Manager

    Each vendor provides proprietary MIBs that provide detailed performance metrics, such as fan speed, temperature and voltage, and power supply. For example, the Server Manager can identify when a redundant power supply has failed. The Server Manager accesses the target host systems by using specific administrative credentials for these management systems. The Server Manager analyzes this data against configured parameter values.