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Monitor hardware health in SAM

You can use SAM to monitor the health of Cisco UCS, Nutanix, Dell, HP, HPE ProLiant, and IBM hardware details such as temperature, fan speed, power supply, CPU, memory, and more. SAM provides instant visibility of hardware status (for example Up or Down); it can also calculate baseline data that can be used to configure hardware health thresholds.

This section focuses on Dell, HP, HPE ProLiant, and IBM devices. See the Orion Platform Administrator Guide to learn how to:

To start monitoring hardware health for Dell, HP, HPE ProLiant, and IBM devices:

  1. Review the following topics:
  2. Download, install, and configure agent software from third-party vendors so SAM can gather details that are not available natively from server operating systems. Click here for details.
  3. Run Discovery to detect third-party agent software on nodes, deploy agents that act as hardware health sensors, and automatically enable hardware health monitoring across multiple nodes. When Discovery enables hardware health monitoring for eligible devices, Asset Inventory data collection is also enabled for those nodes.

    Although Hardware Health and Asset Inventory can both be enabled automatically during Discovery, they can poll independently. For example, you can collect Asset Inventory data from a node once a day, and collect hardware health every 10 minutes. 

Note the following details about hardware health monitoring in SAM:

Related topics in the Orion Platform Administrator Guide include:

Hardware health monitoring is a database-intensive feature. Heavy usage can impact database performance and increase the size of the Orion Platform database. To improve performance, consider how often you need to poll statistics, and how long data is archived. See Update polling settings in the Orion Platform.

Orion Web Console widgets

To learn about widgets shared by several products, see Orion Platform online help. For example, the following Hardware Health widgets are documented in Orion Platform online help.