Need some assistance here. Has anyone ever conquered monitoring their Dell iDRACs using Splunk? I'm just starting to tackle this and was wondering if anyone has done this in the past and if they know the best way to approach it. From my engineer here we would be interested in logging when the iDRACs were rebooted and/or accessed. Also, has anyone tried monitoring the physical temperature of the server? Any help/pointers/advice would be appreciated.
I know this is a bit old but you can monitor the iDRAC with the IPMI protocol. SNMP is great and all but finding all the OIDs is painful and you need to configure Splunk to collect SNMP. Using IPMI is a pretty simple scripted input. Some of the metrics you can pull with IPMI is Ambient Temp, CPU temp, fan speed, etc.
i dont know if you solve this issue or not but i think to monitor idrac you can do that using two inputs module
first syslog for logs of physical servers
and snmp input to monitor for specific OIDs of temperature