HP 3PAR Battery Test

A defective battery or a battery that is left with no charge can render the storage device unusable, denying users access to critical data! To prevent such eventualities, the health of the batteries used by the storage system should be periodically checked, and problem conditions promptly brought to the attention of administrators. This can be achieved using the HP 3PAR Battery test. This test reports the operational state and overall health of each of the batteries used by the storage system, proactively alerts administrators to potential abnormalities related to battery performance, and enables administrators to initiate pre-emptive action to avoid total battery failure.

Target of the test : A HP 3PAR Storage system

Agent deploying the test : A remote agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each battery on the storage system.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed.

Host

The IP address of the Storage system.

Port

The port number at which the Storage system listens. The default is NULL.

User and Password

Specify the credentials of a user who has the right to execute API commands on the storage device and pull out metrics. To monitor the HP 3PAR Storage system,  you will have to provide the credential of a user who has been assigned the Monitor role.

Confirm Password

Confirm the password by retyping it here.

SSL

Set this flag to True, if the storage system being monitored is SSL-enabled. By default this flag is set to False.

IsEmbedded

By default, the target HP 3PAR Storage system is embedded within the storage platform. Therefore, this flag is set to True, by default.

CIM Server Port

The SMI–S provider of the HP 3PAR Storage system provides access for monitoring and management via the HTTP and HTTPS protocols for CIM API request/response semantics. To enable the eG agent to access the SMI-S Provider, invoke the CIM API commands, and collect the required metrics, you need to specify the service port on the SMI- S provider in the CIM Server Port text box that listens for HTTP/HTTPS requests for CIM API semantics. By default, this is port 5988. If the service port on the SMI-S Provider listens only to HTTPS requests, then specify the port as 5989.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Health state

Indicates how healthy the battery currently is.

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 OK
1 Unknown
2 Degraded/Warning
3 Minor failure
4 Major failure
5 Critical failure
6 Non-recoverable error

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values discussed above to indicate the state of a battery. The graph of this measure however, represents the state of the batteries using the numeric equivalents only.

Operational status

Indicates the current operational state of this battery.

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 OK
1 In Service
2 Power Mode
3 Completed
4 Starting
5 Dormant
6 Other
7 Unknown
8 Stopping
9 Stressed
10 Stopped
11 Supporting Entity in Error
12 Degraded or Predicted Failure
13 Predictive Failure
14 Lost Communication
15 No Contact
16 Aborted
17 Error
18 Non-Recoverable Error

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values discussed above to indicate the operational state of a battery. In the graph of this measure however, operational states are represented using the numeric equivalents only.

Detailed operational state

Describes the current operational state of this battery.

 

This measure will be reported only if the API provides a detailed operational state.

Typically, the detailed state will describe why the battery is in a particular operational state. For instance, if the Operational status measure reports the value Stopping for a battery, then this measure will explain why the battery is being stopped.

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Numeric Value Measure Value
0 Online
1 Success
2 Power Saving Mode
3 Write Protected
4 Write Disabled
5 Not Ready
6 Removed
7 Rebooting
8 Offline
9 Failure

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values discussed above to indicate the detailed operational state of a battery. In the graph of this measure however, detailed operational states are represented using the numeric equivalents only.

Battery state

Indicates the current battery state.

 

The values that this measure can report and their corresponding numeric values are discussed in the table below:

Numeric Value Measure Value
1 Other
2 Unknown
3 Fully Charged
4 Partially Charged
5 Charging
6 Charging and High
7 Charging and Low
8 Charging and Critical
9 Overcharged
10 Low
11 Critical
12 Undefined
13 Learning

Note:

By default, this measure reports the Measure Values discussed above to indicate the battery state. In the graph of this measure however, battery states are represented using the numeric equivalents only.