HP 3PAR Power supplies Test

The sudden failure of the power supply units of a storage device can cause the device to crash, leading to critical loss of data. To avoid this, you need to keep an eye on the state of each power supply unit of the storage system. This can be achieved using the HP 3PAR Power supplies test. This test auto-discovers the power supply units of the storage system and reports the overall health and operational state of each unit.

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 power supply unit 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 this power supply unit 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 power supply unit. The graph of this measure however, represents the state of the power supplies using the numeric equivalents only.

Operational status

Indicates the current operational state of this power supply unit.

 

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 Dormat
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 power supply unit. 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 power supply unit.

 

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

Typically, the detailed state will describe why the power supply unit is in a particular operational state. For instance, if the Operational status measure reports the value Stopping for a power supply unit, then this measure will explain why the power supply 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 PSU. In the graph of this measure however, detailed operational states are represented using the numeric equivalents only.