Windows server preparation for hardware monitoring
You need to install the appropriate server management software on the physical servers before installing SolarWinds N-central. Refer to your server documentation for details.
You must install full suites of the monitoring software. For example, the Dell OpenManage "Essentials" package is not adequate.
Supported monitoring software includes:
- Dell: OpenManage
- HP: Systems Insight Manager Agent
- IBM: ServeRAID for RAID-level monitoring and the Director Platform agent for hardware-level monitoring
- Intel: System Management Software
Once you have installed the software, ensure SNMP is enabled with Read Only access and that SNMP is set to accept packets from the probe.