System Health – Auxiliary Test

This test captures the temperature, voltage, and fan speed of the hardware of the NetScaler device when it connects to the health monitoring chip through pins. Besides alerting administrators to abnormal temperature, voltage, and fan speed readings, this test also helps you figure out which pin registered these abnormalities.

Target of the test : A NetScaler VPX/MPX device

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the NetScaler device being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed

Host

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

NetScaler Username and NetScaler Password

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

Confirm Password

Confirm the NetScaler 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 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 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

Voltage 0

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 0.

Volts

Ideally, the value of this measure should be well within the range of the device that is connected to the health monitoring chip. A sudden/consistent increase/decrease in this value could warrant an investigation.

Observe the variations in the value of this measure over time and compare the values across pins to isolate the pin through which the device was connecting when it most often registered the maximum voltage.

 

Voltage 1

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 1. 

Volts

Voltage 2

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 2.

Volts

Voltage 3

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 3.

Volts

Voltage 4

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 4.

Volts

Ideally, the value of this measure should be well within the range of the device that is connected to the health monitoring chip. A sudden/consistent increase/decrease in this value could warrant an investigation.

Observe the variations in the value of this measure over time and compare the values across pins to isolate the pin through which the device was connecting when it most often registered the maximum voltage.

 

Voltage 5

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 5.

MB

Voltage 6

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 6.

MB

Voltage 7

Indicates the voltage of the device connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 7.

MB

Fan 0 speed

Indicates the speed of fan 0 if associated pin is connected to the health monitoring chip.

Rpm

Ideally, the speed of the fans must be within normal limits. High fan speed can very often be attributed to high temperatures. If a fan speed is found to be abnormal, then, you may want to check the Temperature measures reported by the test to figure out whether any device connecting to the health monitoring chip has recorded a very high temperature at around the same time. This way, you can also isolate the pin through which that device was connecting at the time of the problem.

Fan 1 speed

Indicates the speed of fan 1 if associated pin is connected to the health monitoring chip.

Rpm

Fan 2 speed

Indicates the speed of fan 2 if associated pin is connected to the health monitoring chip.

Rpm

Fan 3 speed

Indicates the speed of fan 3 if associated pin is connected to the health monitoring chip.

Rpm

Temperature 0

Indicates the temperature of the device that is connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 0.

Celsius

An abnormal temperature may cause damage to the device. So the temperature of the device must be well within normal limits.

Temperature 1

Indicates the temperature of the device that is connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 1.

Celsius

Temperature 2

Indicates the temperature of the device that is connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 2.

Celsius

Temperature 3

Indicates the temperature of the device that is connected to the health monitoring chip through pin 3.

Celsius