Blade Memory Array - Intersight Test

Blade server comes with fully expandable memory array which provides fail safe memory capabilities for the server operation. Each unit within the array can work independently. It provides convenience to administrators to add more units if the memory load on the server has increased. At any given moment memory is the most important component for the operation of the server as it holds the data and logic, and sudden failure of memory array can lead to complete failure of operation. That is the reason nit is important to monitor the memory array so that administrators are aware of the state of memory arrays being monitored by Cisco Intersight.

This test monitors memory array of blade server being managed by Cisco Intersight and collects the metrics like the current state, capacity, number of slots etc. These metrics provide a high level overview to administrators about eh suitability of memory array for carrying out certain operation.

Target of the test : Cisco Intersight

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each memory array managed by Cisco Intersight

Configurable parameters for the test



Test period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the Host


The port number through which Cisco Intersight communicates.


Specify the ID for API key which is used to authenticate the eg Agent connectivity to Cisco Intersight.

API Key Filepath

Specify the filepath from where eG Agent can read the API Key.


Specify the URL for Cisco Intersight. the default is

Proxy Host

Specify the IP address of the proxy host server.

Proxy Port

Specify the port number of the proxy host server.

Proxy User Name

The user name for the proxy server authentication.

Proxy Password

The password for the proxy server authentication.

Confirm Password

Specify the passowrd again.

Detailed Diagnoses

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test



Measurement Unit


Presence state

Indicates the presence status of blade server memory array.


The State reported by this measure and their corresponding numeric equivalents are described in the table below:

State Numeric Value
Unknown 0
Empty 1
Equipped 10
Missing 11
Mismatched 12
Equipped-not-primary 13
Equipped-identity-unestablishable 20
Mismatch-identity-unestablishable 21
Inaccessible 30
Unauthorized 40
Not-supported 100


By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned States while indicating the presence of each memory array being managed. However, in the graph of this measure, states will be represented using their corresponding numeric equivalents only.

Current capacity of memory units

Indicates the current capacity of each memory unit.


If the current capacity is less than maximum capacity, there is scope of adding few more memory units or adding units with more individual capacity.

Maximum capacity of memory units

Indicates the maximum capacity of each memory unit.


Maximum of slots/sockets available

Indicates the maximum number of slots available for connectivity in memory array.