SDX Hardware Sensors - Temperature Test

A sudden and steep rise or fall in the temperature of critical hardware components such CPU, memory module, etc., can damage the said hardware and render the SDX appliance unusable. If this is to be avoided, then administrators should continuously monitor the state and the temperature of each hardware component of the SDX appliance. This is exactly what the SDX Hardware Sensors - Temperature test does!

For each hardware component of the SDX appliance, this test reports the state of that component in terms of its temperature and the current temperature of that component. In the process, the test promptly alerts administrators to an unusual spike/drop in the temperature of the target appliance, and thus enables them to quickly bring the temperature under control before it causes irreparable damage.

Target of the test : A NetScaler SDX

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each hardware component 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 hardware component, in terms of temperature.

 

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

Numeric Value Measure Value
100 Ok
0 Error

The value Error for this measure indicates that the current temperature value is out of range.

Note:

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

Current temperature

Indicates the current temperature of this hardware component.

Celsius

An unusually high or low value for this measure is a cause for concern as it could indicate a potential hardware failure.