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HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for
Windows Server® 2003 and Windows Server®

User Guide

Part Number 481592-003
March 2009 (Third Edition)


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  • Page 1: User Guide

    HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for Windows Server® 2003 and Windows Server® 2008 User Guide Part Number 481592-003 March 2009 (Third Edition)
  • Page 2 © Copyright 2008, 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction ..........................5 Overview ..............................5 Windows Management Instrumentation......................5 Installing the HP Insight Providers....................6 Insight Providers Smart Components ......................6 Installing the Insight Providers with the PSP ....................6 Installing the Insight Providers as part of a SmartStart Assisted Path installation..........7 Installing the Insight Providers using HP SIM....................
  • Page 4 Scripting examples ..........................33 WMIC example ..........................33 Scripting references ..........................33 Support information ........................34 Operating system support......................... 34 Hardware support ........................... 35 HP driver and support software prerequisites ....................35 Technical support........................36 Reference documentation ......................... 36 HP contact information ..........................36 Acronyms and abbreviations......................
  • Page 5: Introduction

    Introduction Overview This document applies to the HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for Windows Server® 2003 and Windows Server® 2008 on ProLiant servers, version (Insight Providers). This release of the Insight Providers supports ProLiant servers running Windows Server® 2003 and Windows Server®...
  • Page 6: Installing The Hp Insight Providers

    Installing the HP Insight Providers Insight Providers Smart Components The Insight Providers include server, storage, and network providers as well as a WMI-based SMH WebApp. These are all packaged in a single Smart Component, which is included with the Windows® PSP.
  • Page 7: Installing The Insight Providers As Part Of A Smartstart Assisted Path Installation

    Select the local or remote host for installation, and then click Next. The Select Bundle Filter screen appears, displaying defined bundles. Select the bundles to install, and then click Next. The screen displays a list of components to install. Select the components to install: For 32-bit Windows®...
  • Page 8: Installing The Insight Providers Using Hp Sim

    The HP SmartStart installation continues and installs the Insight Providers with the PSP contents. To uninstall the Insight Providers, use Add or Remove Programs for Windows Server® 2003 or Programs and Features for Windows Server® 2008. Installing the Insight Providers using HP SIM IMPORTANT: You must install PSP 8.20 (or later) before or with the Insight Providers version
  • Page 9: Installing The Insight Providers Smart Component

    Configure SNMP Configure secure shell (SSH) access Set Trust relationship to Trust by Certificate Configure Version Control Agent (VCA) Set administrator password for Insight Management Agents version 7.1 or earlier For more information, see the HP SIM User Guide. Click Run Now, or click Schedule, and then set up a schedule to run this task at a later time. The Task Results page appears and displays the following information: Status—Displays the details for each target system in a task instance.
  • Page 10: Security Requirements For The Insight Providers

    For x64 64-bit Windows® environments, execute the cp009271.exe Smart Component by double-clicking the file or by invoking it in a script. To uninstall the Insight Providers, use Add or Remove Programs for Windows Server® 2003 or Programs and Features for Windows Server® 2008. Security requirements for the Insight Providers IMPORTANT: The standard user accounts that are used to access HP WBEM Providers...
  • Page 11: Snmp Agent Compatibility

    SNMP agent compatibility The Insight Providers are compatible with the SNMP-based HP Insight Management Agents for Windows®. They can both be installed and used on a ProLiant server simultaneously. The Insight Providers do not have dependencies on the HP Insight Management Agents and can be installed on ProLiant servers that do not have SNMP agents installed.
  • Page 12: Uninstalling Snmp-Based Hp Insight Management Agents

    Uninstalling SNMP-Based HP Insight Management Agents Introduction This section provides instructions for uninstalling the SNMP-based HP Insight Management Agents. Uninstalling HP Insight Management Agents on a single local server To uninstall HP Insight Management Agents on a single local server: Choose one of the following options: For Windows Server®...
  • Page 13: Uninstalling Hp Insight Management Agents On Multiple Remote Servers Using Hp Sim

    Choose one of the following options: For Windows Server® 2003, click Remove. For Windows Server® 2008, right-click, and select Uninstall. At the prompt, to confirm the removal of HP Insight Management Agents from the system, click Yes. If the HP System Management Homepage is active in a browser window, close and reopen it to verify that it reflects the change.
  • Page 14: Scripting Commands For Uninstalling Hp Insight Management Agents

    If OpenSSH is not installed, install it on the target servers: From the HP SIM menu, select Deploy > Deploy Drivers, Firmware, and Agents. Select Install OPENSSH. Follow the instructions to install OpenSSH on the target servers. After OpenSSH is installed, configure HP SIM to authenticate the managed systems by choosing one of the following options: Execute the following command from an HP SIM CLI prompt: mxagentconfig -a [-n hostname] [-u login user name] [-p password]...
  • Page 15: Scripting Commands For Hp Insight Management Agents 7.70 Or Later

    Scripting commands for HP Insight Management Agents 7.70 or later To uninstall HP Insight Management Agents, run the following Microsoft® Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) code from a Windows® command prompt on a target system: strComputer = "." SW = "HP Insight Management Agents" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:"...
  • Page 16: Using The Smh With The Insight Providers

    Using the SMH with the Insight Providers Introduction to SMH The layout of the SMH remains the same as the last version; however, there are changes on subpages. The content and pertinent information are similar, but the layout has been redesigned to be more user- friendly.
  • Page 17: Data Collection

    Click the appropriate Set button. Thresholds are now set. The value of these thresholds is persistent and is not lost during a reboot. If the Insight Providers are upgraded, these threshold values are preserved. If utilization surpasses a threshold, an indication is generated. For an indication to be received, a subscription must exist for one of the following indication classes: •...
  • Page 18: Security

    Security Security concerns Users can increase security by switching to Insight Provider-based server management from an SNMP Agent-based server management. The HP Insight Management WBEM Providers for Windows® use Windows-based authentication for local and remote access to server management data. Implementation The Insight Providers for Windows®...
  • Page 19: Configuring Insight Provider Security For A User Account Using Hp Sim Configure And Repair Agents

    Configuring Insight Provider Security for a User Account using HP SIM Configure and Repair Agents NOTE: When you must configure a non-administrator account on an x64 target server, verify that the system is identified to HP SIM as a server and that it has the system subtype. For more information, see the HP SIM help file.
  • Page 20: Configuring Insight Provider Security Using The Windows Command Line

    In the Password field, enter the password for the user. In the Password (Verify) field, re-enter the password. If the user account is a domain account, enter the Windows domain in the Domain field. If configuring a nonadministrative user is successful, these credentials are saved as the System Protocol settings for WBEM access in HP SIM.
  • Page 21 EnableRWMI -a:domain\user Security 21...
  • Page 22: Windows Server 2008 Firewall Configuration

    Windows Server 2008 Firewall configuration Firewall configuration introduction This section describes a configuration method for enabling direct remote WMI access on a server running the Windows Server® 2008 Firewall. There are many methods to establish remote communication with WMI. Locally privileged programs can establish communication with WMI locally and serve up a private or standardized remote management interface.
  • Page 23 netsh advfirewall firewall set rule name="Network Discovery (NB-Name- In)" new enable=yes This command updates a portion of a rule group (a single rule). It can also be done in the user interface, using the following procedure: Click Administrative Tools > Windows Firewall with Advanced Security > Inbound Rules. Enable the Network Discovery (NB-Name-In) rules.
  • Page 24: Insight Providers Architecture

    Insight Providers architecture Architecture overview The following architecture diagram gives an overview of Insight Provider components. The diagram is color-coded to distinguish between Microsoft®-provided components, HP components, and ProLiant WMI components. The Insight Providers extend the industry-standard CIM data model to support information that is specific to ProLiant platforms.
  • Page 25: Data Model

    Sensor information and indications, including redundancy, fans, temperature sensors, and power supplies Computer system information, including physical location, unit ID visual indicator, IML, system ROM, and aggregate computer system status (rollup of connected components and devices) Computer system indications, including ASR reboot, POST error, and thermal reboot •...
  • Page 26 Profile Name Version Link DSP1011—Physical Asset Profile ocuments/DSP1011_1.0.1.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1011_1.0.1.pdf) DSP1013—Fan Profile ocuments/DSP1013_1.0.1.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1013_1.0.1.pdf) DSP1014—Ethernet Port Profile (specialized) ocuments/DSP1014_1.0.0.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1014_1.0.0.pdf) DSP1015—Power Supply Profile ocuments/DSP1015_1.0.1.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1015_1.0.1.pdf) DSP1022 - CPU Profile ocuments/DSP1022_1.0.0.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1022_1.0.0.pdf) DSP1023—Software Inventory Profile...
  • Page 27 Profile Name Version Link DSP1040 - Platform Watchdog Profile ocuments/DSP1040_1.0.0.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1040_1.0.0.pdf) DSP1052—Computer System Profile ocuments/DSP1052_1.0.0.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1052_1.0.0.pdf) DSP1075 - PCI Device Profile 1.0 ocuments/DSP1075_1.0.0.pdf ( ocuments/DSP1075_1.0.0.pdf) The following table lists the set of SMI-S profiles, subprofiles, and packages included in the data model implemented by this version of the Insight Providers.
  • Page 28: Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition Examples

    Profile Name Version File Name P00105—HP Base Server P00105_-_HP_Base_Server_Profile.pdf Profile P00106—HP CPU Profile P00106_-_HP_CPU_Profile.pdf P00107—HP CPU P00107_- Consolidated Status Profile _HP_CPU_Consolidated_Status_Profile.pdf P00108—HP CPU Physical P00108_-_HP_CPU_Physical_Asset_Profile.pdf Asset Profile P00109—HP Record Log P00109_-_HP_Record_Log_Profile.pdf Profile P00110—HP Memory Profile 1.0 P00110_-_HP_Memory_Profile.pdf P00111—HP Memory P00111_- Physical Asset Profile _HP_Memory_Physical_Asset_Profile.pdf P00113—HP Consolidated...
  • Page 29 strNamespace = "\root\hpq" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & strNamespace) Set colComputerSystem = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from HP_WinComputerSystem") For Each objComputerSystem in colComputerSystem WScript.Echo "Caption: " & objComputerSystem.Caption For Each objStatusDescription in objComputerSystem.StatusDescriptions WScript.Echo "Status description: " & objStatusDescription Next For Each objOperationalStatus in objComputerSystem.OperationalStatus WScript.Echo "Operational status: "...
  • Page 30 This VBScript code is used to list system memory modules and their capacities: strComputer = "." strNamespace = "\root\hpq" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & strNamespace) Set colMemoryModule = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from HP_MemoryModule") For Each objMemoryModule in colMemoryModule WScript.Echo "Caption: " & objMemoryModule.Caption WScript.Echo "Capacity (bytes): "...
  • Page 31: Insight Providers Usage

    WScript.Echo "Operational status: " & objOperationalStatus Next WScript.Echo Next This VBScript code is used to clear the record log: strComputer = "." strNamespace = "\root\hpq" Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & strNamespace) Set colCommonRecordLog = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select * from HPQ_CommonRecordLog") Wscript.Echo "Clearing the record log…"...
  • Page 32: Additional Documentation

    HP SIM 5.2 and later support the Insight Providers. For information on configuring HP SIM for use with the Insight Providers, see Chapters 4 and 12 of the HP Systems Insight Manager 5.2 Technical Reference Guide. Any client application or script that support WMI and SMASH can also be used to access data and events from the Insight Providers.
  • Page 33: Scripting

    Scripting Scripting examples This section provides examples for accessing data exposed by the Insight Providers using scripting. WMIC example You can also write scripts to obtain data from the Insight Providers using WMIC and Microsoft® Windows® PowerShell. The following command is used to display computer system status information using WMIC in noninteractive mode: wmic /namespace:\\root\hpq path hp_wincomputersystem get caption,OperationalStatus,StatusDescriptions...
  • Page 34: Support Information

    Support information Operating system support The operating systems in the following table are supported by version of the Insight Providers. For details about the operating system versions supported by each server platform, see the Windows Server® Operating System Support ( on HP Servers website.
  • Page 35: Hardware Support

    Operating System Comments Windows Unified Data — Storage Server® 2003 x64 Editions Windows Unified Data — Storage Server® 2003 R2 x64 Editions Windows® Web — Server 2008 Windows Server® — 2008 Standard 32-bit Edition Windows Server® — 2008 Enterprise 32-bit Edition Windows Server®...
  • Page 36: Technical Support

    Technical support Reference documentation For more information about PSPs, see the PSP website ( To download the latest PSPs, see the software and drivers download page ( For general information on management products, see the ProLiant Essentials website ( For information about operating systems supported by ProLiant servers, see the operating system support matrices (
  • Page 37: Acronyms And Abbreviations

    Acronyms and abbreviations application program interface Automatic Server Recovery common information model central processing unit DCOM Distributed Component Object Model DMTF Distributed Management Task Force HP SIM HP Systems Insight Manager input/output identification Integrated Management Log managed object format MSDN Microsoft®...
  • Page 38 network interface controller peripheral component interface POST Power-On Self Test ProLiant Support Pack read-only memory serial attached SCSI SATA serial ATA SCSI small computer system interface SMASH System Management Architecture for Server Hardware System Management Homepage SMI-S Storage Management Initiative Specification SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol WBEM...
  • Page 39 WMIC Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line Acronyms and abbreviations 39...
  • Page 40: Index

    Index access rights, setting user 10, 18, 19, 20 network options supported 35 architecture 24 authorized reseller 36 auto-refresh setting 16 operating systems supported 34 overview, WBEM Providers 5 bundles, WMI support 5 prerequisites 35 profiles, DMTF 25 compatibility 5, 11 profiles, HP extensions 25 profiles, SMI-S 25 PSPs, obtaining 35...
  • Page 41 technical support 36 telephone numbers 36 thresholds, configuring 16 uninstalling the SNMP Agents 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 user access 10, 18, 19, 20 WBEM data collection 17 WBEM Providers, overview 5 Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) 5 Windows Management Instrumentation Command- line (WMIC) 33 Windows support bundles 6 WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) 5...