System Health – Standard Test

Using this test, you can determine the following:

  • Which CPU core of the NetScaler is currently experiencing abnormally high or low voltage? 
  • Which CPU core's fan is operating at an abnormal speed?
  • Are the system fans operating at optimal speeds?
  • The temperature of which CPU core is very high right now?
  • Which voltage rail - +3.3V, 5V, or 12V - inside a power supply is currently conducting a very high or low voltage of current than permitted? Is this abnormality inside the main power supply itself or only in the standby unit?
  • Is any power supply currently in an abnormal state?

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

CPU 0 core voltage

Indicates the current voltage of CPU core 0 of the NetScaler device.

Volts

The CPU core voltage must be within the range of 1.08V to 1.65V.

CPU 1 core voltage

Indicates the current voltage of CPU core 1 of the NetScaler device. 

Volts

 

CPU Fan 0 speed

Indicates the current speed of the CPU fan 0.

Rpm

The speed of the fan must be within the range of 4000 to 6000 rpm.

CPU Fan 1 speed

Indicates the current speed of the CPU fan 1.

Rpm

CPU 0 temperature

Indicates the current temperature of CPU core 0.

Celsius

An abnormal temperature may cause severe damage to the CPU.

CPU 1 temperature

Indicates the current temperature of CPU core 1.

Celsius

Intel CPU Vtt Power

Indicates the termination voltage (Vtt) used to interface the MCH with the CPU die(s).

Volts

Very high VTT voltage can cause irreparable damage to the CPU.

Main 3.3v power supply

Indicates the current voltage output of the 3.3v voltage rail inside the main power supply unit. 

Volts

Ideally, the value of this measure should be well within normal limits.

Standby 3.3v power supply

Indicates the current voltage output of the 3.3v voltage rail inside the standby power supply unit.

Volts

Ideally, the value of this measure should be well within normal limits.

+5v power supply

Indicates the current voltage output of the positive 5v power supply of this NetScaler device.

Volts

 

-5v power supply

Indicates the current voltage output of the negative 5v power supply of the NetScaler device.

 

Volts

 

Standby 5v power supply

Indicates the current voltage output of 5v voltage rail inside the standby power supply unit.

Volts

 

+12v power supply

Indicates the current voltage output of the positive 12v power supply of the NetScaler device.

Volts

 

-12v power supply

Indicates the current voltage output of the negative 12v power supply of this NetScaler device.

Volts

 

Battery power supply

Indicates the onboard battery power of this NetScaler device.

Volts

 

Internal temperature

Indicates the internal temperature of the health monitoring chip of this NetScaler device.

Celsius

Low temperature levels are ideal for uninterrupted functioning of the device.

System Fan speed

Indicates the current speed of the system fan.

Rpm

 

System Fan 1 speed

Indicates the current speed of the system fan 1.

Rpm

 

System Fan 2 speed

Indicates the current speed of the system fan 2.

Rpm

 

Power supply 1 status

Indicates the current state (whether normal/not) of power supply 1.

 

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

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 Normal
1 Abnormal
-4 Not Supported

If the power supply 1 is not present in the target NetScaler device, then, this measure will not appear in the eG monitoring console.

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating whether the power supply 1 is normal or not. However, in the graph of this measure, the Measure Values will be represented using their corresponding numeric equivalents only.

Power supply 2 status

Indicates the current state (whether normal/not) of power supply 2.

 

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

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 Normal
1 Abnormal
-4 Not Supported

If the power supply 2 is not present in the target NetScaler device, then, this measure will not appear in the eG monitoring console.

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating whether the power supply 2 is normal or not. However, in the graph of this measure, the Measure Values will be represented using their corresponding numeric equivalents only.

Power supply 3 status

Indicates the current state (whether normal/not) of power supply 3.

 

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

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 Normal
1 Abnormal
-4 Not Supported

If the power supply 3 is not present in the target NetScaler device, then, this measure will not appear in the eG monitoring console.

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating whether the power supply 3 is normal or not. However, in the graph of this measure, the Measure Values will be represented using their corresponding numeric equivalents only.

Power supply 4 status

Indicates the current state (whether normal/not) of power supply 4.

 

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

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 Normal
1 Abnormal
-4 Not Supported

If the power supply 4 is not present in the target NetScaler device, then, this measure will not appear in the eG monitoring console.

Note:

By default, this measure reports the above-mentioned Measure Values while indicating whether the power supply 4 is normal or not. However, in the graph of this measure, the Measure Values will be represented using their corresponding numeric equivalents only.