PRTG Manual: SNMP HPE ProLiant Network Interface Sensor

The SNMP HPE ProLiant Network Interface sensor monitors a network interface in an HPE server via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

SNMP HPE ProLiant Network Interface Sensor

SNMP HPE ProLiant Network Interface Sensor

i_square_cyanFor a detailed list and descriptions of the channels that this sensor can show, see section Channel List.

Sensor in Other Languages

Dutch: SNMP HPE ProLiant Netwerkinterface

French: HPE ProLiant interface réseau (SNMP)

German: SNMP HPE ProLiant Netzwerkschnittstelle

Japanese: SNMP HPE ProLiant ネットワークインターフェース

Portuguese: Interface de rede HPE ProLiant (SNMP)

Russian: Сетевой интерфейс HPE ProLiant по SNMP

Simplified Chinese: SNMP HPE ProLiant 网络接口

Spanish: Interfaz de red HPE ProLiant (SNMP)

Remarks

For Gen9 servers or earlier: This sensor requires HPE Insight Management Agents and HPE Insight Management WBEM Providers to be installed on the target device.

For Gen10 servers: This sensor requires HPE Agentless Management and the HPE Agentless Management Service to be installed on the target device.

For Gen10 servers: Use the HPE Integrated Lights Out (iLO) interface as the parent device for this sensor.

During sensor creation, the status of each available network interface is shown. If this status is Link Failure, it is still possible to add a sensor for the respective interface. Though, most likely the sensor for this interface does not work correctly. The error message in this case is "No Such Name (SNMP error # 2)".

This sensor supports monitoring iLO as of iLO version 3. We recommend that you use at least iLO 4.

This sensor supports the IPv6 protocol.

This sensor has a low performance impact.

Detailed Requirements

Requirement

Description

HPE system management tools

For Gen9 servers or earlier, this sensor needs a specific HPE system management tool to be installed on the target device to report data via SNMP: HPE Insight Management Agents. To receive SNMP data from redundant array of independent disks (RAID) controllers, you additionally need HPE Insight Management Agents. For Gen10 servers, this sensor no longer requires HPE system management tools. Instead, the sensor needs the HPE Agentless Management Service to be installed on the target device.

i_square_cyanFor more details and download links, see the Knowledge Base: Monitor HP ProLiant via SNMP?

i_round_blueFor Gen9 servers or earlier, some of the HPE object identifiers (OID) that this sensor uses are only accessible via the iLO interface. If this sensor throws an error that it cannot find "such device types", create a device that points to the address of the HPE iLO interface (if available) and add the sensor to this device. We recommend that you use the Agentless Management feature with configured SNMP. You can set this up in the iLO configuration interface under Administration | Management | SNMP Settings. For Gen10 servers, use the HPE iLO interface as parent device for this sensor.

Add Sensor

The Add Sensor dialog appears when you manually add a new sensor to a device. It only shows the settings that are required to create the sensor. You can change nearly all settings on the sensor's Settings tab after creation.

i_round_blueThe settings that you select in the Add Sensor dialog are valid for all sensors that you create when you finish the dialog.

HPE ProLiant Network Interface Settings

Setting

Description

Network Interface

Select the network interfaces that you want to monitor. PRTG creates one sensor for each interface that you select.

i_round_blueEnable check boxes in front of the respective lines to select the items. Use the check box in the table header to select all items or to cancel the selection. In large tables, use the search function in the upper-right corner.

i_round_redIf this status is Link Failure, it is still possible to add a sensor for the respective interface. Though, most likely the sensor for this interface does not work correctly. The error message in this case is No Such Name (SNMP error # 2).

Basic Sensor Settings

Click the Settings tab of a sensor to change its settings.

Basic Sensor Settings

Basic Sensor Settings

Setting

Description

Sensor Name

Enter a name to identify the sensor. By default, PRTG shows this name in the device tree, as well as in alarms, logs, notifications, reports, maps, libraries, and tickets.

i_round_blueIf the name contains angle brackets (<>), PRTG replaces them with braces ({}) for security reasons. For more information, see the Knowledge Base: What security features does PRTG include?

Parent Tags

Shows tags that the sensor inherits from its parent device, parent group, and parent probe.

i_round_blueThis setting is for your information only. You cannot change it.

Tags

Enter one or more tags. Confirm each tag with the Spacebar key, a comma, or the Enter key. You can use tags to group objects and use tag-filtered views later on. Tags are not case-sensitive. Tags are automatically inherited.

i_round_blueIt is not possible to enter tags with a leading plus (+) or minus (-) sign, nor tags with parentheses (()) or angle brackets (<>).

i_round_blueFor performance reasons, it can take some minutes until you can filter for new tags that you added.

The sensor has the following default tags that are automatically predefined in the sensor's settings when you add the sensor:

snmphpenetworkinterfacesensor

snmphpe

hpe

Priority

Select a priority for the sensor. This setting determines the position of the sensor in lists. The highest priority is at the top of a list. Choose from the lowest priority (i_priority_1) to the highest priority (i_priority_5).

i_round_blueUsually, a sensor connects to the IP Address/DNS Name of the parent device. See the device settings for details. For some sensors, you can explicitly define the monitoring target in the sensor settings.

HPE ProLiant Network Interface Settings

HPE ProLiant Network Interface Settings

HPE ProLiant Network Interface Settings

Setting

Description

Network Interfaces

Shows the name of the network interface that this sensor monitors.

i_round_bluePRTG shows this value for reference purposes only. If you need to change this value, add the sensor anew.

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Sensor Display

Setting

Description

Primary Channel

Select a channel from the list to define it as the primary channel. In the device tree, the last value of the primary channel is always displayed below the sensor's name. The available options depend on what channels are available for this sensor.

i_round_blueYou can set a different primary channel later by clicking b_channel_primary below a channel gauge on the sensor's Overview tab.

Graph Type

Define how different channels are shown for this sensor:

Show channels independently (default): Show a graph for each channel.

Stack channels on top of each other: Stack channels on top of each other to create a multi-channel graph. This generates a graph that visualizes the different components of your total traffic.
i_round_redYou cannot use this option in combination with manual Vertical Axis Scaling (available in the channel settings).

Stack Unit

This setting is only visible if you enable Stack channels on top of each other as Graph Type. Select a unit from the list. All channels with this unit are stacked on top of each other. By default, you cannot exclude single channels from stacking if they use the selected unit. However, there is an advanced procedure to do so.

Inherited Settings

By default, all of these settings are inherited from objects that are higher in the hierarchy. We recommend that you change them centrally in the root group settings if necessary. To change a setting for this object only, click b_inherited_enabled under the corresponding setting name to disable the inheritance and to display its options.

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Inheritance of Settings.

Scanning Interval

Scanning Interval

Scanning Interval

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Root Group Settings, section Scanning Interval.

Schedules, Dependencies, and Maintenance Window

i_round_blueYou cannot interrupt the inheritance for schedules, dependencies, and maintenance windows. The corresponding settings from the parent objects are always active. However, you can define additional schedules, dependencies, and maintenance windows. They are active at the same time as the parent objects' settings.

Schedules, Dependencies, and Maintenance Window

Schedules, Dependencies, and Maintenance Window

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Root Group Settings, section Schedules, Dependencies, and Maintenance Window.

Access Rights

Access Rights

Access Rights

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Root Group Settings, section Access Rights.

Channel Unit Configuration

i_round_blueWhich channel units are available depends on the sensor type and the available parameters. If no configurable channels are available, this field shows No configurable channels.

Channel Unit Configuration

Channel Unit Configuration

i_square_cyanFor more information, see section Root Group Settings, section Channel Unit Configuration.

Channel List

i_round_blueWhich channels the sensor actually shows might depend on the target device, the available components, and the sensor setup.

Channel

Description

Alignment Errors

The number of alignment errors per second

Bad Frames Received

The number of bad frames received per second

Bad Frames Transmitted

The number of bad frames transmitted per second

Carrier Sense Errors

The number of carrier sense errors per second

Downtime

In the channel table on the Overview tab, this channel never shows any values. PRTG uses this channel in graphs and reports to show the amount of time in which the sensor was in the Down status

Excessive Collisions

The number of excessive collisions per second

FCS Errors

The number of Frame Check Sequence (FCS) errors per second

Frames Too Long

The number of frames that are too long per second

Good Frames Received

The number of good frames received per second

Good Frames Transmitted

The number of good frames transmitted per second

Late Collisions

The number of late collisions per second

Total

The total traffic in bytes per second

Traffic In

The incoming traffic

i_round_blueThis channel is the primary channel by default.

Traffic Out

The outgoing traffic

More

i_square_blueKNOWLEDGE BASE

Monitor HP ProLiant via SNMP?

https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/33133

What security features does PRTG include?

https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/61108

My SNMP sensors don’t work. What can I do?

https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/46863