SDX Hardware Sensors - Power Supply Test

Citrix NetScaler SDX platforms can accommodate two power supplies, except the SDX 22040/22060/22080/22100/22120 and SDX 24100/24150 platforms which can accommodate four power supplies. All NetScaler appliances function properly with a single power supply, except the SDX 22040/22060/22080/22100/22120 and SDX 24100/24150 platforms which need two power supplies for proper operation. The other power supply(ies) serves as a backup.

Regardless of the power backup available, an administrator may want to be alerted even if a single power supply fails. This way, he/she can arrange to have that power supply replaced before the backup fails too and brings the SDX appliance down! This is where the SDX Hardware Sensors - Power Supply test helps!

This test monitors each power supply of the SDX appliance and alerts administrator if any power supply fails. This way, the test prompts administrators to quickly replace the failed supply and ensure the high availability of the SDX appliance.

Target of the test : A NetScaler SDX

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each power supply on the target NetScaler SDX.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

SDX Username and SDX Password

To monitor a NetScaler SDX device, the eG agent should be configured with the credentials of a user with read-only privileges to the target device. Specify the credentials of such a user in the SDX Username and SDX Password text boxes.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

SSL

The eG agent collects performance metrics by invoking NITRO (NetScaler Interface Through Restful interfaces and Objects) APIs on the target NetScaler SDX device. Typically, the NITRO APIs can be invoked through the HTTP or the HTTPS mode. By default, the eG agent invokes the NITRO APIs using the HTTPS mode. This is why, the SSL flag is set to Yes by default. If the target NetScaler SDX device is not SSL-enabled, then the NITRO APIs can be accessed through the HTTP mode only. In this case, set the SSL flag to No.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Status

Indicates the current status of this power supply.

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values have been listed in the table below:

Numeric Value Measure Value
100 Presence detected
0 Power supply failure detected

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values to indicate the current status of a power supply. However, in the graph of this measure, the Measure Values will be represented using their corresponding numeric equivalents only.