Blade Processors Test

The Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers support up to two Intel Xeon Series 5500 multicore processors. If the temperature of a processor suddenly soars or a high voltage of current unexpectedly flows through a processor, it can damage one/more internal components of the processor, thereby suspending not only the processor's operations, but also that of the blade server depending on it. It is hence imperative to keep tabs of the temperature and current changes experienced by each of the processors of a blade server. Using this test, you can periodically check the temperature and input current of each of the processors supported by a blade server, and promptly detect abnormalities (if any).

Target of the test : A Cisco UCS manager

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each processor supported by every blade server in each chassis being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.


The IP address of the host for which the test is being configured.


The variable name of the port at which the specified host listens.

UCS User and
UCS Password

Provide the credentials of a user with at least read-only privileges to the target Cisco UCS manager.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.


By default, the Cisco UCS manager is SSL-enabled. Accordingly, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default.

Web Port

By default, in most virtualized environments, Cisco UCS manager listens on port 80 (if not SSL-enabeld) or on port 443 (if SSL-enabled) only. This implies that while monitoring Cisco UCS manager, the eG agent, by default, connects to port 80 or 443, depending upon the SSL-enabled status of Cisco UCS manager - i.e., if Cisco UCS manager is not SSL-enabled (i.e., if the SSL flag above is set to No), then the eG agent connects to Cisco UCS manager using port 80 by default, and if Cisco UCS manager is SSL-enabled (i.e., if the SSL flag is set to Yes), then the agent-Cisco UCS manager communication occurs via port 443 by default. Accordingly, the WebPort parameter is set to default by default.

In some environments however, the default ports 80 or 443 might not apply. In such a case, against the WebPort parameter, you can specify the exact port at which the Cisco UCS manager in your environment listens, so that the eG agent communicates with that port for collecting metrics from the Cisco UCS manager.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

CPU temperature

Indicates the current temperature of this processor.


A low value is ideal for this measure. A sudden and significant increase in this value could be a cause for concern.

Input current

Indicates the input current received by this processor.


Ideally, the value of this measure should be low. A sudden, yet significant increase in this value could inflict injury on the internal components of the processor.