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System Fault Management (SFM) is a suite of tools that monitor the health of HPE servers and retrieve information about hardware such as memory, CPU, power supplies, and cooling devices. SFM operates in the Web-based Enterprise Management (WBEM) environment. It can be installed on HP-UX 11i systems.

SFM includes the following tools:

  • SFM Providers

    SFM providers retrieve information related to various hardware devices and report to the Common Interface Model Object Manager (CIMOM).

    EVWEB is a tool that you can use to view and administer WBEM indications generated on a system on which SFM is installed.

Note: HP-UX need not be rebooted upon upgrade/install of this version.

For more information about the tools, see the following documents at

  • SFM Release Notes for HP-UX 11i v1 March 2012
  • SFM Release Notes for HP-UX 11i v2 March 2013

Features and Benefits

SFM offers the following features and benefits:

  • Dynamically queries on request for property information about a hardware device on a system
  • Displays indications on standards-compliant graphical and command-line system management applications
  • Operates within the Web-based Enterprise Management environment
  • Supports the Central Management Server (CMS) running on Linux or Windows
  • Provides the same features and benefits as those found in the EMS Hardware Monitors
  • Enables you to view and administer WBEM indications
  • Enables you to search for events and update the error repository


Each newer version incorporates improvements in the interface, tools, or functionality. The newer versions support more hardware. If your system has new hardware, you must update to a version that supports the hardware.

Current Version of SFM

The following table describes the current version of SFM for HP-UX 11i systems:

Operating System


HP-UX 11i v1


HP-UX 11i v2


The notations in the software versions are explained in the following table:



ID number (for example, A.04.04.03.yy)

Software Depot ID which is displayed when you enter the "swlist" command


String used for HPE internal use only

Note: New versions of SFM are usually available for each HP-UX 11i release.

Terms and Conditions

SFM is supported as part of your operating system contract. You can also consult your HPE service representative for more information.

At its discretion, HPE produces patches for SFM.

Return and Refund Policy

Not applicable.

Last updated

Monday March 04, 2013

Additional product information
Product #: SysFaultMgmt
Version: March 2013
Software specification: HP-UX 11i v1(SysFaultMgmt_A.
HP-UX 11i v2(SysFaultMgmt_B.