Hardware Monitoring using Integrated Management Module (IMM)

The integrated management module (IMM) consolidates the service processor functionality, Super I/O, video controller, and remote presence capabilities in a single chip on the server system board. The IMM replaces the baseboard management controller (BMC) and Remote Supervisor Adapter II in IBM System x servers. The IMM provides the following functions:

  • Around-the-clock remote access and management of your server
  • Remote management independent of the status of the managed server
  • Remote control of hardware and operating systems
  • Web-based management with standard web browsers

The eG agent communicates with the IMM and collects the necessary hardware status information without using the IBM Director agent. Every component monitored by eG Enterprise is represented as a set of hierarchical layers, with every layer mapped to a logical group of tests that are executed on the component. The hardware tests related to IBM servers are mapped to the Operating System layer of the target component.

All these tests are disabled by default. To enable the test, go to the enable / disable tests page using the menu sequence : Agents -> Tests -> Enable/Disable, pick the component-type for which these tests are to be enabled as the Component type, set Performance as the Test type, choose the tests from the disabled tests list, and click on the >> button to move the tests to the enabled tests list. Finally, click the Update button.