Simple installation Performance Manager 9 on HP-UX 11i v3

Customer was not happy with HP Systems Insight Manager and wanted to replace with something more reliable and simpler on HP-UX servers.

The proposed solution was developed, tested and delivered to the customer.

  • Enable X font server.
    # cat /etc/rc.config.d/xfs
      RUN_X_FONT_SERVER=1
      CONFIG_FILE_NAME=/etc/X11/fs/config
    
    # /sbin/init.d/xfs start
    
  • Enable CDE.
    # /usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -e
    
  • Check ports 177 and 6000
    # ps -ef | grep dt 
    
    # netstat -an | grep 177
    
    dtlogin should be running and UDP port 177 should be listening (for XDMCP traffic).
  • Diagnostics command to check.
    # /usr/contrib/bin/X11/dr_dt
    
  • On Windows client (laptop), add Reflection X (or whatever X server you run) to allow programs through Microsoft Windows firewall.
  • Start X-Windows on the PC, login into CDE on HP-UX, open Shell terminal and run.
    # mkdir /dvd
    
    # mount /tmp/Software_HP_PM_9.00_for_HP_UX_IA_B7490_15341.iso \
      /dvd
    
    # /dvd/HPOvPM_9.00.000_setup.bin
    
  • Test web access on Catalina Tomcat.
    http://15.218.128.78:8081/
    
  • Finally, access the Performance Manager:
    http://15.218.128.78:8081/OVPM/