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NEC Express5800 Series
NEC ESMPRO Agent
User's Guide

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  • Page 1: Nec Esmpro Agent

    NEC Express5800 Series NEC ESMPRO Agent User's Guide...

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    The NEC product(s) discussed in this document are warranted in accordance with the terms of the Warranty Statement accompanying each product. However, actual performance of each such product is dependent upon factors such as system configuration, customer data, and operator control.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Functions and Features ........................1 Configuration........................... 2 System Requirements ........................3 Installation ............................4 Chapter 2 Installation of the NEC ESMPRO Agent............5 Instructions ............................5 Installation of NEC ESMPRO Agent Software ................10 IP Address Confirmation ......................10 Chapter 3 Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent ...............11 Accessing NEC ESMPRO Agent Settings..................

  • Page 4: About This Guide

    About This Guide The NEC ESMPRO monitors the configuration, failures, and performance of systems across a network. This user's guide is intended for the system administrator and describes NEC ESMPRO capabilities, installation, features, and use. This manual is comprised of the following chapters.

  • Page 5: Chapter 1 Introducing The Nec Esmpro

    Chapter 1 Introducing the NEC ESMPRO The NEC ESMPRO lets a system administrator manage remote servers across a network. NEC ESMPRO monitors server hardware and software configurations, failures, and performance. With log data collected by NEC ESMPRO, a system administrator can track long-term and short-term performance, monitor server usage, create graphs to record trends, and check server failure rates.

  • Page 6: Configuration

    NEC ESMPRO Agent sends data across the network to the NEC ESMPRO Manager, which collects the server information. In addition, when you install both IIS and the Web Component on the NEC ESMPRO Manager computer, you can manage servers through the web browser.

  • Page 7: System Requirements

    Introducing the NEC ESMPRO 3 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS NEC ESMPRO requires the following hardware and software: NEC ESMPRO Agent Hardware – NEC Express5800 series – Memory : 30.0MB of free memory – Hard Disk space : 50.0MB NEC ESMPRO Agent Software (Windows) –...

  • Page 8: Installation

    Install the NEC ESMPRO Agent software first. Doing so allows you to run the Autodiscover function to collect NEC ESMPRO data as soon as the NEC ESMPRO Manager software is up and running. If you add an NEC ESMPRO Agent after installing the NEC ESMPRO Manager software, you can rerun Autodiscover or add the NEC ESMPRO Agent manually for proper monitoring.

  • Page 9: Chapter 2 Installation Of The Nec Esmpro Agent

    NEC ESMPRO Manager to detect NEC ESMPRO Agents that are installed and running. INSTRUCTIONS Follow these steps to install the NEC ESMPRO Agent software on each remote server you want to monitor. Verify that TCP/IP are running on the system as follows: Press the "Start"...

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    6 Installation of the NEC ESMPRO Agent If TCP/IP and SNMP Service are installed, go to the next section, "Installation of the NEC ESMPRO Agent Software". If they are not installed, continue as follows. Installation of TCP/IP Protocol Press the "Start" button, highlight "Settings", and select "Control Panel".

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    When setting "Rights" of the "Accepted community names", please select "READ_WRITE" or "READ_CREATE" The NEC ESMPRO Agent needs to communicate with SNMP service through the loop back IP address locally. Configuration of SNMP Service (on Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core) If you use Windows Server 2008 R2 Server Core, you should change the Configuration of SNMP Service from other computer as follows;...

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    8 Installation of the NEC ESMPRO Agent – "Net use * \\<ServerName>\c$ /u:<UserName>" Run the "Computer Management" from the "Administrative Tools". Right click on top of the tree in left pain, and click "Connetct to another computer …" from menu.

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    : 161 Select : UDP 3. Close the Windows Firewall dialog box. On Windows systems, the NEC ESMPRO Agent needs the necras.sys driver and NECHWID.exe. To install the necras.sys and NECHWID.exe, run the System update of the "NEC difference module".

  • Page 14: Installation Of Nec Esmpro Agent Software

    10 Installation of the NEC ESMPRO Agent INSTALLATION OF NEC ESMPRO AGENT SOFTWARE To install the NEC ESMPRO Agent software, you need to know the hardware model and the destination directory for NEC ESMPRO Agent software. Execute the SA2008R2EN.exe to extract the setup program on the temporally folder (such as C:\temp).

  • Page 15: Chapter 3 Using The Nec Esmpro Agent

    Through the NEC ESMPRO Agent, you can establish monitoring cycles and times. To access NEC ESMPRO Agent controls, double click on the NEC ESMPRO Agent icon in the Control Panel which was added during installation. A window similar to the proceeding appears.

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    DMI. A check enables DMI function; no check disables DMI function. Report Setting ⎯ Displays the Alert Manager. To change Alert Manager settings, see NEC ESMPRO AlertManager User's Guide. Storage Setting ⎯ Displays the "NEC ESMPRO Storage Monitoring" used to change setting of storage monitoring.

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    Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent 13 From the System tab you can set the following information: Monitor the memory dump settings To enable the memory dump settings monitoring function, check the box. Monitoring Disk Expansion – Enable Monitoring - To enable the Disk Expansion Unit monitoring function, check the box.

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    14 Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent From the CPU tab you can set the following information: Sample Interval ⎯ Adjusts the CPU load monitoring cycle. Sample Interval can be set to 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, or 60 seconds.

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    Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent 15 – Alignment Errors: Broken packets for collision – FCS Errors: Broken packets for collision – Carrier Sense Errors: Cable disconnected, Cable defect, or Transceiver defect. Transmission retry percentage ⎯ Percentage of collision errors of total transmitted packets per monitoring cycle.

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    16 Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent From the WDT tab you can set the following information: – Monitor System Hangs - To enable the hang monitoring function by Watch-dog timer, check the box. – Timeout - Specify the Watch-dog timer timeout.

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    Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent 17 – Monitor System Hangs - To enable the shutdown hang monitoring function by Watch- dog timer, check the box. – Timeout - Specify the Watch-dog timer timeout. – Action at timeout - Specify the action at timeout.

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    18 Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent From the Blade Server tab you can set the following information: Enable report ⎯ To enable the reporting of the event about chassis sensors (Fan/PowerSupply), check the box.

  • Page 23: Accessing Storage Settings

    Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent 19 ACCESSING STORAGE SETTINGS To access storage monitoring control, click the [Storage Setting] button on General tab in NEC ESMPRO Agent Properties. A window similar to the following appears. From Polling Frequency tab you can change sampling interval of Storage Monitoring Service and File System Monitoring Service.

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    20 Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent From Free Space tab you can change threshold of free block monitoring. File System List ⎯ Select a file system to change threshold and/or monitoring mode. NOTE: Can't select the network drives and the file system on removable drives.

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    Hard Disk List ⎯ Select a hard disk that needs to be reset. Reset button ⎯ Reset the status information of hard disk selected in "Hard Disk List". NEC ESMPRO Agent resets status information of hard disk as soon as you click the [Reset] button.

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    NEC ESMPRO supports "Hard disk pre-failure prediction" using "S.M.A.R.T." . S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a function that a hard disk monitors several monitoring items by itself. A hard disk gives alarm to NEC ESMPRO, when the hard disk itself predicts a potential serious problem.

  • Page 27: Information Collection

    Using the NEC ESMPRO Agent 23 INFORMATION COLLECTION The NEC ESMPRO Agent periodically monitors and collects the status of server components and resources and passes this administrative data to the NEC ESMPRO Manager when requested. The NEC ESMPRO Agent collects and manages three types of information: Static information —...

  • Page 28: Nec Esmpro Agent Services

    Various hardware and software components of the server monitor the status of resources and record errors in log files such as the event log which is a standard feature in Windows. The NEC ESMPRO Agent references these logs and passes information to the NEC ESMPRO Manager, mail, pager, or other device.

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    AlertManager has a function to transfer an event log reported in the NT Event Log as an NEC ESMPRO alert. For this function to work, "Overwrite events as needed" in the NT Event Log settings dialog of Event Viewer needs to be selected. Otherwise, the function...

  • Page 30: Appendix A Note

    26 Note Affect on Disk administration When NEC ESMPRO Agent is running on the system, it's not possible to do the following operations. Format or remove a partition by NT Disk Administrator. Eject the removable media like MO, Zip, PD or DVD-RAM by means of software.

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    "Manual". If so, return the setting to "Automatic" and set up correctly according to the description of the Oracle product. About "NEC ESMPRO Agent ESMDiskArray" "NEC ESMPRO Agent ESMDiskArray" is installed also in the system in which a disk array controller does not exist, and adds [NEC ESMPRO Agent ESMDiskArray] to the [Start] menu.

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    IEEE1394 connection Server Server Uninstallation of NEC ESMPRO Agent It sometimes fail if uninstallation is executed immediately after the system start. Please try the uninstallation again after a while if any error message is displayed. One file named "AMIRTUpt.dll" might remain in the folder at the installation destination.

  • Page 33: Appendix B Note On Windows Vista And Windows Server 2008

    About theUser Account Contol On Windows Vist and Windwos Server system thet User Acoount Conttrol is turned on, if yor strt the NEC ESMPRO Agent Contorl Panel or collect.exe program, the [User Axxount Contril] Dialog box will appear. Click [Continue] button to start the program.

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    30 Note on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 The Report Method That Cannot Be Used – "Report to Client" method cannot be used. Although no error appears even if you enable this method, it just does not work. – "Command execution (Run command)" method and "Pop-up Message" method are not supported.

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    Note on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 31 About System eventlog during installing Agent When you install the Agent, follwing event may be reported on Windows Eventlog (system). Type: Warning Soure: Windows Defender Event ID: 3004 Description: Windows Defender Real-Time Protection agent has detected changes. Microsoft recommends you analyze the software thet made these changes for patential risks.

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