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  • 1.  Hardware message monitoring

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi, Is anyone using OPSBCPII or Address HWS to monitor hardware messages for outages? Specifically we had a service element call home to IBM and I would like to notify staff of such a problem. I looked through the doc but don't see any specific examples. Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Mark Leimbach
    Information Tech Architect
    Ericsson
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  • 2.  RE: Hardware message monitoring

    Posted 12 days ago
    Edited by Jason McClellan 12 days ago
    Hi Mark, yes we do.

    Assuming you've got the OPSBCPii etc setup, you can add an )API HWSHWMSG rule.
    Look for events in OPSLOG (BROWSEAPI parm needs to be set to YES) for events like these:
    HWSHWMSG HARDWARE MESSAGE ISSUED CPC IBMxxxx.nnnnn Remote support call failed.
    HWSHWMSG HARDWARE MESSAGE ISSUED CPC IBMxxxx.nnnnn Hardware problem. Problem # 310
    etc.

    I'm not aware of any IBM doc wrt all possible events to look for.

    Depending on your HMC setup you'll receive events from one (local) or more (remote) CPC's
    If you've setup OPSBCPII on multiple lpars you'll need to handle the fact that you'll get duplicate alerts from those multiple lpars.
    (setup some sort of master/slave order for BCPii connected lpars to decide which is leading)

    regards,

    Marcel van Ek

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    Automated Operations
    Atos
    Netherlands


  • 3.  RE: Hardware message monitoring

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thanks Marcel. I have OPSBCPII set up and will try the suggested API rule. Is there any way to test an API rule?

    Thanks,
    Mark


    Mark Leimbach
    Solution Architect
    Information Technology
    mark.leimbach@ericsson.com<mailto:mark.leimbach@ericsson.com>




  • 4.  RE: Hardware message monitoring

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 10 days ago

    Hi Mark,
    With OPSVIEW 2.1 (Editors, AOF Edit) you can also test API rules...
    Enable the rule in Test and run the test... 


    Best regards
    Hennie Hermans



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    Principal Support Engineer
    Broadcom Software
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  • 5.  RE: Hardware message monitoring

    Posted 10 days ago
    Edited by Marcel van Ek 10 days ago
    Mark, you should also have parm APIACTIVE set to ON to detect API events.

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    Automated Operations
    Atos
    Netherlands
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