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* RECOMMENDED * HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)

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Type: Software - System Management
Version: 8.0.0-173.rhel5(20 Feb 2008)
Operating System(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)
File name: hpasm-8.0.0-173.rhel5.x86_64.rpm (5.4 MB)
The HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) package is a collection of applications, SNMP protocol based agents, and tools which enables monitoring of fans, power supplies, temperature sensors and other management events. This package provides the basic ProLiant server support: The base applications that collect the physical server management data; Foundation and Server SNMP System Insight Manager (SIM) agents that provide the base HP ProLiant server information, and Storage SNMP SIM agents that provide information about the storage subsystem; the SNMP Dynamically Loaded Module (dlmod) for routing SNMP requests to the supporting HP SIM agent; The MIB listing is contained "/opt/compaq/hpasm/addon/cmaobjects.mibdef" and can be used to provide information to other management applications; The web support applications to provide HP ProLiant server management data to the HP System Management Homepage (SMH); A collection of utilities such as the hpbootcfg, hpasmcli, hplog, and hpuid.

  • HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) as a single rpm package.
  • With merging of the hprsm agents into the hpasm package, the HP ProLiant Channel Interface Device Driver for iLO / iLO 2 (hp-iLO) package will need to be installed for agent access to the HP iLO management controller.
  • Removed Integrated Management Log (IML) Viewer Application (cpqimlview). 
  • Added support for NIC Controller Firmware Version MIB object.
  • Added support for NC382T NIC.
  • The Rapid Deployment Pack Support Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) support added to SNMP traps.
  • Converted IDE agent to use new SG_IO ioctl instead of SCSI_IOCTL_SEND_COMMAND ioctl.
  • Add support for Smart Array P800, including new support for multipath and 64 LUN.

Prerequisites:
Linux libraries and packages dependency files
In order for the hpasm to install and work properly, you must install the required libraries or packages of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution.

hpasm required library or package

  • bash
  • coreutils
  • gawk
  • *glibc(>=2.3.4-2) [i386]
  • gpm(>=1.20.1-66)
  • grep
  • *libgcc(>=3.4.3-9)[i386]
  • *libstdc++(>=3.4.3-9)[i386]
  • ncurses(>=5.4-13)
  • sed
Note: All files above are installed automated if you choose the OS default installation.
  • *compat-libstdc++(>=296-2.96-132.7.2)[i386]
  • lm_sensors
  • net-snmp
  • net-snmp-libs
  • sysVinit
  • tcl
  • tclx
  • tix
  • tk
Note: The files listed in the section above need to be explicitly selected and installed during or after OS installation

*Must install these files for the x86_64 platform.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

2a30255f8599396ae6959d340620e921ba376968846928955d37ad8fbb639ed2 hpasm-8.0.0-173.rhel5.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

 The HP Server Management Application and Agents (hpasm) contain the following drivers and agents:

  • Advanced Server Management Application (Health Driver) 
  • Foundation Agents
  • Health Agent (formerly in the Server Agents package)
  • Standard Equipment Agent (formerly in the Server Agents package)
  • Server Peer Agent (formerly in the Server Agents package)
  • Storage Agents
  • NIC Agents
  • Lights-Out Agents

INSTALLATION

Login as the system administrator (root), download the RPM to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

If a previous version of the Health Driver or Insight Management agents has been installed, they must be removed before this package can be installed. Any packages dependent on the Health Driver must also be removed. To check which version of the Health Driver (if any) is on the system, type:

   rpm –q hpasm

The rpm -q command may also be used to check for the existence of dependent packages. There is no need to uninstall packages that are not present on the system.

To remove the previous version and any packages dependent on it, type the following, in order:

rpm –e hponcfg (if installed)
rpm –e cmanic (if installed)
rpm –e hprsm
rpm –e hpasm

NOTE: You should install the net-snmp agents from your OS prior to installing the hpasm package.

To install the package, type:

      rpm -ivh hpasm-< version >.rpm

To check whether the package is loaded properly, type:

      /etc/init.d/hpasm status

If you attempt to install the RPM on an unsupported system, you will get an error message. The driver will not be operational and it is advisable to uninstall the driver at your earliest convenience.

Running the health driver: Once installed, the health driver will be automatically loaded every time the server boots. Several /proc entries are available when the driver is running.

Running the agents: The agents require an SNMP stack to be available. If SNMP support is not installed on the system, the agents will not load. The Net-SNMP agent is available on the Linux OS CD. If the agents are not loaded, the health driver will still function normally.

Additional information and help is available by typing:

man hpasm
man hpasm_install

Additional information about features, installation, use, and troubleshooting the HP Server Management Drivers and Agents is available in the HOWTO documents available here: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/documentation.html.

MD5 CHECKSUM: hpasm-8.0.0-173.rhel5.x86_64.rpm       c445175fc362ac491899cf78e6e935f5 

 


End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

Starting with HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00, HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are now merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00 as a single rpm package.


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • The hpasmxld daemon will terminate and subsequently cause the server to reset due to an IPMI Watchdog Timer / Automatic Server Recovery (ASR) event. The problem only occurs when a communication issue occurs between the iLO 2 (BMC) processor and the Linux IPMI driver. Even then, not every iLO 2 event can cause this failure. The hpasmxld daemon code has been corrected to recognize this event and compensate for it rather than abruptly terminate.
  • Fixed memory Leak in NIC Agent.
  • NIC Agent now returns proper interface name instead of "N/A".
  • Fixed a problem that hot adding a tape drive did not generate any SNMP trap.

Starting with HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00, HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are now merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00 as a single rpm package.

Version:8.0.0-173.rhel5 (20 Feb 2008)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • The hpasmxld daemon will terminate and subsequently cause the server to reset due to an IPMI Watchdog Timer / Automatic Server Recovery (ASR) event. The problem only occurs when a communication issue occurs between the iLO 2 (BMC) processor and the Linux IPMI driver. Even then, not every iLO 2 event can cause this failure. The hpasmxld daemon code has been corrected to recognize this event and compensate for it rather than abruptly terminate.
  • Fixed memory Leak in NIC Agent.
  • NIC Agent now returns proper interface name instead of "N/A".
  • Fixed a problem that hot adding a tape drive did not generate any SNMP trap.
Enhancements

  • HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) as a single rpm package.
  • With merging of the hprsm agents into the hpasm package, the HP ProLiant Channel Interface Device Driver for iLO / iLO 2 (hp-iLO) package will need to be installed for agent access to the HP iLO management controller.
  • Removed Integrated Management Log (IML) Viewer Application (cpqimlview). 
  • Added support for NIC Controller Firmware Version MIB object.
  • Added support for NC382T NIC.
  • The Rapid Deployment Pack Support Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) support added to SNMP traps.
  • Converted IDE agent to use new SG_IO ioctl instead of SCSI_IOCTL_SEND_COMMAND ioctl.
  • Add support for Smart Array P800, including new support for multipath and 64 LUN.

Version:7.9.1-13.rhel5 (6 Sep 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Resolved issue where network port mapping may not properly be reported on the HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure. The symptom of the problem is an incorrect enclosure bay will be reported for an associated network port and is exhibited in the HP NIC Agents for Linux, the HP Network Configuration Tool (NCT) and other HP ProLiant Linux applications that rely on the "hpasmcli" utility (included in the hpasm package) to provide the HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure network port bay mappings.

Version:7.9.0-116.rhel5 (24 Jul 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Resolved issue where Smart Array agent was not able to detect Operating System assigned names for new logical drives created on-line.
  • Resolved issue where Fibre Channel agent was not able to detect fibre port's status change when fibre link was down.
  • Resolved issue where snmpwalk could not read data from fibre attachment table due to huge table index number.
  • Resolved issue where Fibre Channel agent may not detect HP StorageWorks MSA1500/MSA1000 attached to QLogic on RHEL5 immediately after system starts and agent may need to be restarted to properly detect the attached MSA storage.

Enhancements

  • Added support for HP Smart Array P700m Controller and HP SC40Ge Host Bus Adapter.
  • Added support to display HP Smart Array controller drive write cache state when the state is enabled.
  • Removed serial log output events from the message queue between cmaeventd and cmaidad to prevent message queue overflow.
  • Updated health agents to handle memory configurations in upcoming server lines.
  • Changed SMBIOS access routines to handle changes made in ROM.

Version:7.8.0-88.rhel5 (3 May 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Resolved a debug message from the hpasmxld or hpasmlited daemon displaying:  "Message Class : 0x24".
  • Resolved an issue where the hpasm "rebuild" process did not work as designed:  The resulting RPM would not install correctly.  Most of the issues were discovered on x86_64 Linux environments.
  • Resolved an issue where the storage agent was not properly sourcing fan events when multiple storage enclosures where chained together.
  • Resolved an issue where the tape status does not change to offline after the external Ultrium SAS tape is powered off.
  • Resolved an issue where the storage agents did not properly detect SAS tapes attached to E500.
  • Resolved an issue where the cmafcad agent can not correctly detect dual port FC HBA.
  • Resolved an issue where the cmafcad agent shows MSA20 is connected to a wrong host controller.
  • The version control agent has been fixed to include “latest version” and “support pack version” of the systems management homepage package.
  • Resolve an issue where hpasmcli was showing UNKNOWN for some of the ipls when there was more than 5.
  • Resolved an issue where the “set boot first xxx” command was not properly setting the boot order for USB Keys and PXE.
Enhancements

  • The hpasm man page has been updated to describe the integration with the System Management Homepage.
  • The storage agents were enhanced to recognize NCQ support on new SATA drives.
  • Modified the MIB returned by the storage array agent to always return a valid status during an snmp walk. This is to workaround an issue with some 64 bit versions of net-snmp were not properly handling a return value of -1.
  • Added new functionality to allow a user to leave the existing snmpd.conf file (/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf) alone and not add any values.  This allows users to configure VACM for SNMP and allow other applications to co-exist with the hpasm package.  A new “/etc/hpasmrc” variable has been created:  CMASKIPSNMPCONFIG. This variable is populated as part of the “hpasm activate” process.  The resulting “/etc/hpasmrc” file has be used for “silent” or preconfigured installations. The hpasm “rebuild” process (see hpasm(4)) will automatically include this file and generate a new RPM suitable for remote deployment.
  • Added new functionality to not add the user and group name “hpsmh” if the user does not wish to enable the HP ProLiant System Management Homepage (hpsmh).  A new “/etc/hpasmrc” variable has been created: CMASKIPHPSMHCONFIG.  The local addition of the user and group name “hpsmh” may create some issues in LDAP enabled environments
  • Added new functionality to not default the value for the hpsmh user and group name to “79. For those customers who choose the default setting to enable hpsmh support, the user name "hpsmh" and the group name "hpsmh" will take the default UID and GID provided by the Linux "useradd(8)" and "groupadd(8)" utilities.
  • The health agent was enhanced to eliminate redundant polling to determine the health of the memory subsystem on some ProLiant systems. Excessive polling could lead to some lost ticks being reported by the kernel.

CUSTOMER NOTE:
If the HP System Management Homepage (hpsmh) is installed AFTER the hpasm package has been installed, you must execute "service hpasm reconfigure" to set the correct permissions for the "/opt/hp/hpsmh/data" directory. If the SNMP settings have been previously set, select the option to "Skip" the SNMP configuration and leave the existing file intact.

Retirements:
The hot plug memory driver (cmhp) for the DL740 / DL760 is now retired


Version:7.7.0c-24.rhel5 (29 Mar 2007)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Initial release to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)


Type: Software - System Management
Version: 8.0.0-173.rhel5(20 Feb 2008)
Operating System(s):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server (x86-64)

Description

The HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) package is a collection of applications, SNMP protocol based agents, and tools which enables monitoring of fans, power supplies, temperature sensors and other management events. This package provides the basic ProLiant server support: The base applications that collect the physical server management data; Foundation and Server SNMP System Insight Manager (SIM) agents that provide the base HP ProLiant server information, and Storage SNMP SIM agents that provide information about the storage subsystem; the SNMP Dynamically Loaded Module (dlmod) for routing SNMP requests to the supporting HP SIM agent; The MIB listing is contained "/opt/compaq/hpasm/addon/cmaobjects.mibdef" and can be used to provide information to other management applications; The web support applications to provide HP ProLiant server management data to the HP System Management Homepage (SMH); A collection of utilities such as the hpbootcfg, hpasmcli, hplog, and hpuid.

Enhancements

  • HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) as a single rpm package.
  • With merging of the hprsm agents into the hpasm package, the HP ProLiant Channel Interface Device Driver for iLO / iLO 2 (hp-iLO) package will need to be installed for agent access to the HP iLO management controller.
  • Removed Integrated Management Log (IML) Viewer Application (cpqimlview). 
  • Added support for NIC Controller Firmware Version MIB object.
  • Added support for NC382T NIC.
  • The Rapid Deployment Pack Support Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) support added to SNMP traps.
  • Converted IDE agent to use new SG_IO ioctl instead of SCSI_IOCTL_SEND_COMMAND ioctl.
  • Add support for Smart Array P800, including new support for multipath and 64 LUN.

Installation Instructions

Prerequisites:
Linux libraries and packages dependency files
In order for the hpasm to install and work properly, you must install the required libraries or packages of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 distribution.

hpasm required library or package

  • bash
  • coreutils
  • gawk
  • *glibc(>=2.3.4-2) [i386]
  • gpm(>=1.20.1-66)
  • grep
  • *libgcc(>=3.4.3-9)[i386]
  • *libstdc++(>=3.4.3-9)[i386]
  • ncurses(>=5.4-13)
  • sed
Note: All files above are installed automated if you choose the OS default installation.
  • *compat-libstdc++(>=296-2.96-132.7.2)[i386]
  • lm_sensors
  • net-snmp
  • net-snmp-libs
  • sysVinit
  • tcl
  • tclx
  • tix
  • tk
Note: The files listed in the section above need to be explicitly selected and installed during or after OS installation

*Must install these files for the x86_64 platform.


To ensure the integrity of your download, HPE recommends verifying your results with this SHA-256 Checksum value:

2a30255f8599396ae6959d340620e921ba376968846928955d37ad8fbb639ed2 hpasm-8.0.0-173.rhel5.x86_64.rpm

Reboot Requirement:
Reboot is not required after installation for updates to take effect and hardware stability to be maintained.


Installation:

 The HP Server Management Application and Agents (hpasm) contain the following drivers and agents:

  • Advanced Server Management Application (Health Driver) 
  • Foundation Agents
  • Health Agent (formerly in the Server Agents package)
  • Standard Equipment Agent (formerly in the Server Agents package)
  • Server Peer Agent (formerly in the Server Agents package)
  • Storage Agents
  • NIC Agents
  • Lights-Out Agents

INSTALLATION

Login as the system administrator (root), download the RPM to a directory on your hard drive and change to that directory.

If a previous version of the Health Driver or Insight Management agents has been installed, they must be removed before this package can be installed. Any packages dependent on the Health Driver must also be removed. To check which version of the Health Driver (if any) is on the system, type:

   rpm –q hpasm

The rpm -q command may also be used to check for the existence of dependent packages. There is no need to uninstall packages that are not present on the system.

To remove the previous version and any packages dependent on it, type the following, in order:

rpm –e hponcfg (if installed)
rpm –e cmanic (if installed)
rpm –e hprsm
rpm –e hpasm

NOTE: You should install the net-snmp agents from your OS prior to installing the hpasm package.

To install the package, type:

      rpm -ivh hpasm-< version >.rpm

To check whether the package is loaded properly, type:

      /etc/init.d/hpasm status

If you attempt to install the RPM on an unsupported system, you will get an error message. The driver will not be operational and it is advisable to uninstall the driver at your earliest convenience.

Running the health driver: Once installed, the health driver will be automatically loaded every time the server boots. Several /proc entries are available when the driver is running.

Running the agents: The agents require an SNMP stack to be available. If SNMP support is not installed on the system, the agents will not load. The Net-SNMP agent is available on the Linux OS CD. If the agents are not loaded, the health driver will still function normally.

Additional information and help is available by typing:

man hpasm
man hpasm_install

Additional information about features, installation, use, and troubleshooting the HP Server Management Drivers and Agents is available in the HOWTO documents available here: http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/servers/linux/documentation.html.

MD5 CHECKSUM: hpasm-8.0.0-173.rhel5.x86_64.rpm       c445175fc362ac491899cf78e6e935f5 

 


Release Notes

End User License Agreements:
Hewlett-Packard End User License Agreement


Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


Important:

Starting with HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00, HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are now merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00 as a single rpm package.


Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • The hpasmxld daemon will terminate and subsequently cause the server to reset due to an IPMI Watchdog Timer / Automatic Server Recovery (ASR) event. The problem only occurs when a communication issue occurs between the iLO 2 (BMC) processor and the Linux IPMI driver. Even then, not every iLO 2 event can cause this failure. The hpasmxld daemon code has been corrected to recognize this event and compensate for it rather than abruptly terminate.
  • Fixed memory Leak in NIC Agent.
  • NIC Agent now returns proper interface name instead of "N/A".
  • Fixed a problem that hot adding a tape drive did not generate any SNMP trap.

Important

Starting with HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00, HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are now merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) version 8.00 as a single rpm package.

Revision History

Version:8.0.0-173.rhel5 (20 Feb 2008)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • The hpasmxld daemon will terminate and subsequently cause the server to reset due to an IPMI Watchdog Timer / Automatic Server Recovery (ASR) event. The problem only occurs when a communication issue occurs between the iLO 2 (BMC) processor and the Linux IPMI driver. Even then, not every iLO 2 event can cause this failure. The hpasmxld daemon code has been corrected to recognize this event and compensate for it rather than abruptly terminate.
  • Fixed memory Leak in NIC Agent.
  • NIC Agent now returns proper interface name instead of "N/A".
  • Fixed a problem that hot adding a tape drive did not generate any SNMP trap.
Enhancements

  • HP Lights-Out Drivers and Agents (hprsm) and NIC Agent (cmanic) packages are merged into the HP System Health Application and Insight Management Agents (hpasm) as a single rpm package.
  • With merging of the hprsm agents into the hpasm package, the HP ProLiant Channel Interface Device Driver for iLO / iLO 2 (hp-iLO) package will need to be installed for agent access to the HP iLO management controller.
  • Removed Integrated Management Log (IML) Viewer Application (cpqimlview). 
  • Added support for NIC Controller Firmware Version MIB object.
  • Added support for NC382T NIC.
  • The Rapid Deployment Pack Support Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) support added to SNMP traps.
  • Converted IDE agent to use new SG_IO ioctl instead of SCSI_IOCTL_SEND_COMMAND ioctl.
  • Add support for Smart Array P800, including new support for multipath and 64 LUN.

Version:7.9.1-13.rhel5 (6 Sep 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Resolved issue where network port mapping may not properly be reported on the HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure. The symptom of the problem is an incorrect enclosure bay will be reported for an associated network port and is exhibited in the HP NIC Agents for Linux, the HP Network Configuration Tool (NCT) and other HP ProLiant Linux applications that rely on the "hpasmcli" utility (included in the hpasm package) to provide the HP BladeSystem c3000 Enclosure network port bay mappings.

Version:7.9.0-116.rhel5 (24 Jul 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Resolved issue where Smart Array agent was not able to detect Operating System assigned names for new logical drives created on-line.
  • Resolved issue where Fibre Channel agent was not able to detect fibre port's status change when fibre link was down.
  • Resolved issue where snmpwalk could not read data from fibre attachment table due to huge table index number.
  • Resolved issue where Fibre Channel agent may not detect HP StorageWorks MSA1500/MSA1000 attached to QLogic on RHEL5 immediately after system starts and agent may need to be restarted to properly detect the attached MSA storage.

Enhancements

  • Added support for HP Smart Array P700m Controller and HP SC40Ge Host Bus Adapter.
  • Added support to display HP Smart Array controller drive write cache state when the state is enabled.
  • Removed serial log output events from the message queue between cmaeventd and cmaidad to prevent message queue overflow.
  • Updated health agents to handle memory configurations in upcoming server lines.
  • Changed SMBIOS access routines to handle changes made in ROM.

Version:7.8.0-88.rhel5 (3 May 2007)
Fixes

Upgrade Requirement:
Recommended - HPE recommends users update to this version at their earliest convenience.


  • Resolved a debug message from the hpasmxld or hpasmlited daemon displaying:  "Message Class : 0x24".
  • Resolved an issue where the hpasm "rebuild" process did not work as designed:  The resulting RPM would not install correctly.  Most of the issues were discovered on x86_64 Linux environments.
  • Resolved an issue where the storage agent was not properly sourcing fan events when multiple storage enclosures where chained together.
  • Resolved an issue where the tape status does not change to offline after the external Ultrium SAS tape is powered off.
  • Resolved an issue where the storage agents did not properly detect SAS tapes attached to E500.
  • Resolved an issue where the cmafcad agent can not correctly detect dual port FC HBA.
  • Resolved an issue where the cmafcad agent shows MSA20 is connected to a wrong host controller.
  • The version control agent has been fixed to include “latest version” and “support pack version” of the systems management homepage package.
  • Resolve an issue where hpasmcli was showing UNKNOWN for some of the ipls when there was more than 5.
  • Resolved an issue where the “set boot first xxx” command was not properly setting the boot order for USB Keys and PXE.
Enhancements

  • The hpasm man page has been updated to describe the integration with the System Management Homepage.
  • The storage agents were enhanced to recognize NCQ support on new SATA drives.
  • Modified the MIB returned by the storage array agent to always return a valid status during an snmp walk. This is to workaround an issue with some 64 bit versions of net-snmp were not properly handling a return value of -1.
  • Added new functionality to allow a user to leave the existing snmpd.conf file (/etc/snmp/snmpd.conf) alone and not add any values.  This allows users to configure VACM for SNMP and allow other applications to co-exist with the hpasm package.  A new “/etc/hpasmrc” variable has been created:  CMASKIPSNMPCONFIG. This variable is populated as part of the “hpasm activate” process.  The resulting “/etc/hpasmrc” file has be used for “silent” or preconfigured installations. The hpasm “rebuild” process (see hpasm(4)) will automatically include this file and generate a new RPM suitable for remote deployment.
  • Added new functionality to not add the user and group name “hpsmh” if the user does not wish to enable the HP ProLiant System Management Homepage (hpsmh).  A new “/etc/hpasmrc” variable has been created: CMASKIPHPSMHCONFIG.  The local addition of the user and group name “hpsmh” may create some issues in LDAP enabled environments
  • Added new functionality to not default the value for the hpsmh user and group name to “79. For those customers who choose the default setting to enable hpsmh support, the user name "hpsmh" and the group name "hpsmh" will take the default UID and GID provided by the Linux "useradd(8)" and "groupadd(8)" utilities.
  • The health agent was enhanced to eliminate redundant polling to determine the health of the memory subsystem on some ProLiant systems. Excessive polling could lead to some lost ticks being reported by the kernel.

CUSTOMER NOTE:
If the HP System Management Homepage (hpsmh) is installed AFTER the hpasm package has been installed, you must execute "service hpasm reconfigure" to set the correct permissions for the "/opt/hp/hpsmh/data" directory. If the SNMP settings have been previously set, select the option to "Skip" the SNMP configuration and leave the existing file intact.

Retirements:
The hot plug memory driver (cmhp) for the DL740 / DL760 is now retired


Version:7.7.0c-24.rhel5 (29 Mar 2007)
Enhancements

Upgrade Requirement:
Optional - Users should update to this version if their system is affected by one of the documented fixes or if there is a desire to utilize any of the enhanced functionality provided by this version.


Initial release to support Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (AMD64/EM64T)


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