That will really work? I have to do the client installation manually then correct?
Here's what I did to install the client:
copy contents of /var/opt/OV/share/databases/OpC/mgd_node/vendor/linux/x86/linux24/A.08.10.160/RPC_BBC
on the OVO8 management server to the node, then run opc_inst.
I did all that, added the node to a node group and distributed the policies, it complained saying:
"Distribution was successful.
Additional information: Node lnx13.abcp.ab.bluecross.ca: Create distribution data and inform agent... Warning: HP Operations agent is potentially not installed on node lnx13.abcp.ab.bluecross.ca (software-installed flag not set in the database). Continuing with distribution data creation. (OpC40-730) Done. "
Also opcmsg doesn't work:
opcmsg -restart The OVO Message Command is not configured on this system.
# opcagt -status coda OV Performance Core COREXT (4701) Running opcmsga OVO Message Agent AGENT,EA Aborted opcacta OVO Action Agent AGENT,EA (4724) Running opcmsgi OVO Message Interceptor AGENT,EA (4726) Running
RHEL3 is not supported any more (with the new agent). But as Drew said you can bring the nodes under management. Therefore you have to "lie" to the OML server and just fake any Linux/OS Type which exists. Then it should be possible to communicate with that node.
@robert01: I talked to HP Support before and they have no answer for getting RHEL3 nodes working on OML9...seems like I'm getting better support on this free forum haha.
But anyways I'm still having the problem I outlined above, I get messages in the browser saying that "Distribution still pending after 38 minutes for Template Action Command Monitor" for the RHEL3 node I added. I can't get the opcmsga component to start (after installing using the method I outlined above):
# ./ovc -status ovcd OV Control CORE (4657) Running ovbbccb OV Communication Broker CORE (4664) Running coda OV Performance Core COREXT (4701) Running ovconfd OV Config and Deploy COREXT (4704) Running opcmsga OVO Message Agent AGENT,EA Aborted opcacta OVO Action Agent AGENT,EA (4724) Running opcmsgi OVO Message Interceptor AGENT,EA (4726) Running
By the way, if I try to install the agent the proper way (through /opt/OV/bin/OpC/agtinstall/inst.sh on the management server), it will fail if I select the "linux/x86/linux26" node platform (the correct one is linux/x86/linux24, which doesn't exist in OML9 anymore).
The error I get when I try this reads:
WARNING: OVO software version A.08.10.160 does not support linux/x86/linux26 systems running OS release 2.4.21-57.ELsmp. System lnx13.abcp.ab.bluecross.ca is currently running this OS version. Please contact your HP representative for the latest OVO version. ERROR: OVO software has not been installed on Management Server to support linux/x86/linux26 systems with OS release 2.4.21-57.ELsmp.
just to clarify: OML9 agent does not support RHEL3/2.4 anymore. Therefore you cannot install the new agent on this platform. So you can only "use" the old agent with OML9. The only thing is that in OML server you cannot setup a RHEL3 node. Therefore you need either a hotfix which adds the platform type to the server or you setup a different platform for the "old" agent.