UCS device monitoring requirements
This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:
Hybrid Cloud Observability Essentials — Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced
NPM — SAM — VMAN
|SAM 6.8 or VMAN 8.4, or later||If running earlier product versions, upgrade to extend monitoring capabilities for UCS devices.|
Use ICMP or SNMP for UCS devices.
SolarWinds recommends using the "Most Devices: SNMP and ICMP" polling option to gather data from UCS controllers, chassis, blades, and rack servers.
For fabric interconnects, the polling method must be SNMP. All SNMP versions are supported.
|Cisco UCS Manager credentials||
The credentials used to access the UCS Manager web portal and monitor B-series or C-series blade servers.
UCS uses Role-Based Access Control (RBAC). The related account requires a role with sufficient Read access to monitor UCS devices. See UCS Management Programming Guides for details (© 2022 Cisco DevNet, available at https://developer.cisco.com/, obtained on May 17, 2022.)
|UCS listening port||
The port on which the UCS Manager listens to devices, as configured in the UCS Manager web portal. Default values are 80 for HTTP and 443 for HTTPS.
|API access||The SolarWinds Platform main polling engine or Additional Polling Engine (APE) — whichever type polls the node — must have access to the UCS API.|
Verify that fiber interconnects have external IP addresses. If the external gateway, external IP address, or external mask are set to 0.0.0.0, update the IP address.