Monitoring HP servers

  • Thu 20 July 2017
  • misc

The HP to HPE transition has left those of us with home labs and no support contracts in the lurch - you can't download Service Pack for Proliant and new iLO images anymore without providing a contract number - this would be less of a problem if ciphers for TLS weren't currently getting deprecated in browsers, but it's annoying regardless.

With that as background, it's surprising to discover that one isn't hosed when it comes to the system monitoring tools that let you see if your hard drives and power supplies are healthy or not. For some reason they're still downloadable for free (shhh, don't tell HPE).

It appears that HP only supports LTS releases on Ubuntu. So be it. Choose one of these:

echo 'deb xenial/current non-free' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hp.list
#echo 'deb trusty/current non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hp.list
#echo 'deb precise/current non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hp.list

Or maybe you're running Debian Jessie (or proxmox 4):

echo 'deb jessie/current non-free' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/hp.list

Regardless, we need to import all the potential signing keys for the binaries. Wish these were https://

curl | apt-key add -
curl | apt-key add -
curl | apt-key add -
curl | apt-key add -

Then install some stuff:

apt-get -y install aptitude

aptitude update

apt-get -y install hpacucli

apt-get -y install hp-health

Here are some sample commands for each:

hpacucli ctrl all show config detail

hpacucli ctrl all show status

hpacucli ctrl slot=0 show status

hpacucli ctrl slot=0 pd all show status

hpasmcli -s "show powersupply"

hpasmcli -s "show fan"

hpasmcli -s "show powermeter"

More hpacucli clues and hpasmcli clues