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HP System Management Homepage (HP SMH) for OpenVMS


Hewlett-Packard is pleased to announce the HP System Management Homepage Version 2.2-2 Patch Release for OpenVMS Integrity servers that supersedes SMH 2.2-1 Patch.

The following are the new features in HP SMH V2.2-2 Patch Release:

  • HP SMH V2.2-2 Patch now displays the information about the HP Smart Array p800, p410i, p812, p700m, p711m controller and its connected physical disks.

The following problems are corrected in HP SMH V2.2-2 Patch Release:

  • Occasionally, SMH page displays the Overall Thermal and Fan status as failed even though the individual fan and temperature sensor status is displayed as OK. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • SMH page displays negative value for large sized disks (~TB). This issue is fixed in this release.
  • Logging into SMH Home page using an account flagged with PWDMIX and mixed case password fails. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • On blade servers (BL860c and BL860c i2 blades) CPQHEALTH.log file size is increased at a higher rate as some of the info messages are logged as the error messages. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • CPQNIC process access violates during the startup of the SMH on a system having NC364M (quad Gigabit Ethernet) controller. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • SMH frequently logs "updatesasdata: Fill_SasDetail function failed." message in CPQSTORE.LOG on a system that does not contain onboard LSI Logic 106X SAS controller (LSI Logic 1068 SAS). This issue is fixed in this release.
  • Support for SSL 3.0 and lower version protocols is removed as SSL 3.0 contains a number of vulnerabilities including POODLE

HP System Management Homepage (HP SMH) for OpenVMS is the single system management solution for managing OpenVMS. HP SMH is also available for HP-UX, Linux and Microsoft Windows systems.


The key features of HP SMH for OpenVMS are its system administration capabilities and its ability to display details of hardware attributes. The HP SMH solution provides an easy-to-use interface for displaying hardware fault and status monitoring, system thresholds, and diagnostics for an individual server by aggregating the data from HP web-based agents.


HP SMH integrates with HP Systems Insight Manager (HP SIM), the strategic platform for multi-system management from HP. HP SIM provides multi-systems management capability by providing administrators single sign-on access to HP SMH on managed servers (stand-alone or partitioned) from a central console.


Important Support Notice


For users of HP SMH on MultiNet and TCPware stack:

The dependency product for HP SMH, HP Secure WEB Server (CSWS/Apache) is supported only on HP TCP/IP stack. Hence support for HP SMH on MultiNet and TCPware stack is limited to HP SMH application problems which are not CSWS/Apache related.




The following are the new features in HP SMH V2.2-1 Patch Release:

  • HP SMH V2.2-1 now supports rx2800 i2 server and BL8x0c i2 server blades.

The following problems are corrected in HP SMH V2.2-1 Patch Release:

  • On rx2800 i2 server, the SMH$CPQIDA agent information is not displayed. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • On BL8x0c i2 server blades, the temperature sensor information is not displayed. This issue is fixed in this release.

The following are the new features in HP SMH V2.2:

  • HP SMH V2.2 now displays the information about the HP Smart Array P411 controller and its connected physical disks.

The following problems are corrected in HP SMH V2.2:

  • When the server is connected with more than 20 disks, SMH hangs while loading the file system space used page. This issue is fixed by implementing pagination on the file system space used page.
  • On SMH main page, a warning message is displayed only if more than 50% of power or fan sensors fail. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • On Integrity servers, HP SMH displays incorrect number of fan sensors. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • On Integrity servers that support iCAP, HP SMH reports CPUs with disabled iCAP cores as "degraded". This issue is fixed in this release. The status of a CPU containing a disabled iCAP core is now reported by HP SMH as "unknown", instead of "degraded".
  • Executing SMH$RUN_SNMPAGENTS.COM command resulted in a DCL error message. This issue is fixed in this release.

The following are the new features in HP SMH Patch Release V2.0-18 for Alpha:

  • Improved performance by fixing memory leak occurred in SMH$HMMODISCOV.
  • HP SMH V2.0-18 supports OpenVMS V8.4 on Alpha.
  • HP SMH V2.0-18 supports SSL V1.4 and CSWS_PHP V2.1.

The following are the new features in HP SMH Patch Release V2.0-21:

  • Improved performance by fixing memory leak occurred in SMH$HMMODISCOV.
  • HP SMH V2.0-21 supports SSL V1.4 and CSWS_PHP V2.1.

The following are the new features in HP SMH Patch Release V2.0-20:

System Health

  • Support for Settable Threshold Temperatures on Blade Systems
    SMH now supports reading the settable threshold temperatures on HP Integrity servers through the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI). You need not specify the threshold temperature using the SMH$WARNING_TEMP logical name.

Others

  • Support for SMH Recovery During Installation Disk Migration
    When migrating to a new installation disk within the same system due to a disk failure or a backup restoration, HP SMH on the new disk can be used directly without having to reinstall it.

The following problems are corrected in HP SMH Patch Release V2.0-20:

  • HP SMH health agent uses a high amount of CPU or memory resources when the size of Operator Communications (OPCOM) log file, namely OPERATOR.LOG, is big. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • On cell-based systems, when a redundant power supply fails, it results in the generation of 5-6 SNMP traps every minute. This SNMP trap bombardment issue is fixed in this release.
  • On Integrity servers, HP SMH displays incorrect number of power sensors. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • On Integrity servers that support iCAP, HP SMH reports CPUs with disabled iCAP cores as "degraded". This issue is fixed in this release. The status of a CPU containing a disabled iCAP core is now reported by HP SMH as "unknown", instead of "degraded".
  • HP SMH fails to report information about fan and power supply, and the failure of any of these components does not generate SNMP traps. This issue is fixed in this release.
  • Network MAC address of the system running HP SMH ending with ‘F0’ to ‘FF’ causes HP SMH to timeout. This issue is fixed in this release.

The following are the new features in HP SMH V2.0:

Storage

  • Support for LSI SAS 1068X Controllers
    HP SMH supports the display of physical disks and logical units that are attached to the LSI SAS 1068X controllers on OpenVMS V8.3 and later.


  • HP SMH GUI displays the following information:
    • Physical disks connected to the controller
    • Details of the physical disks, such as SASAddress, model, status
    • Logical unit details and their status
    • Associations between physical disks, hot spares and the logical unit

    HP SMH also raises Traps if the status of the physical disk or logical unit changes. For example, a Trap is raised when a physical disk is removed. Similarly, Traps are also raised when the status of a logical unit changes.

Security

  • Configurable SNMP Non-Public READ Community
    HP SMH for OpenVMS removes the restriction present in HP Insight Management Agents for SNMP Read community name “public”. To use any configured SNMP community, change the SNMP read and write community entry in the SMH$SPECIFIC:[CONF]SNMPCOMMUNITY_CONFIG.DAT file and restart HP SMH.


  • Note: The SNMP community names are case sensitive.

Others

  • Installation of HP SMH on Disk other than System Disk
    HP SMH for OpenVMS can be installed either on the system disk or any other disk, by using the /DESTINATION qualifier.


  • Note: Ensure that the disk on which HP SMH is installed is an ODS–5 disk. For more information, see the HP System Management Homepage Installation Guide.

  • Consistent Display/GUI
    HP SMH for OpenVMS supports a consistent display/GUI that is similar to Windows or Linux HP SMH implementations. HP SMH is based on standard apache web server (HP Secure Web Server) and enables the use of latest web server capabilities, such as rendering PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) pages and JavaScript/CGI files.

The following problems are corrected in V2.0:

  • Starting the WBEM$CPQHEALTH process of HP Insight Management Agents locks the OPERATOR.LOG file.
  • Insight Management Agents Device Homepage URL cannot be accessed if the Language Settings of the web browser is not set to English. Currently with HP SMH, selecting any language option in the web browser will always display English.

Go to the following links for more information:

Version 2.2 and 2.2-2
» Installation instructions Contains step-by-step instructions for installing HP SMH kit.
» Release notes Describes new features, problems corrected, and known issues.
» Software download Provides links to the software after you complete a short user survey.
Version 2.0-21 and 2.0-18
» Installation instructions Contains step-by-step instructions for installing HP SMH kit.
» Release notes Describes new features, problems corrected, and known issues.
» Software download Provides links to the software after you complete a short user survey.
» HP Array Configuration Utility XE (ACUXE) OpenVMS RAID configuration utility for Smart Array controllers

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