Hitachi Blade Servers Test

The Hitachi Compute Blade allows accommodating upto eight dual-socket-based blade servers in the chassis. The blade servers are configured in redundant scenario to ensure high-availability and operation continuity and are powered by Intel Xeon processors. With this configuration, the Hitachi Compute Blade meets performance needs of large-scale systems that require extremely high compute power and I/O performance. Each blade server supports upto 30 logical partitions, which in turn simplifies building virtual environment and enables using virtualization to consolidate application and database servers. In addition, the blade servers provide flexible solution for scaling up your infrastructure without any complex requirements. Critical or fatal physical damages, power failures or network connectivity failures can render the blade servers unavailable/inoperable. This in turn degrades performance of the Hitachi Compute Blade. To prevent such eventualities, it is imperative that administrators should closely monitor the blade servers and take immediate measures before the clients complaint. This can be achieved by the Hitachi Blade Servers test!

By continuously monitoring each blade server in the chassis, administrators can obtain the overall health, power status and maintenance mode of each blade server. This way, administrators are alerted to abnormalities as soon as they occur and can take necessary corrective actions before mission-critical services begin to suffer. This test also reports the current voltage and power consumption of each blade server.

Target of the test : Hitachi Compute Blade

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each blade server on the Hitachi Compute Blade being monitored.

The figure below depicts the test configuration page of this test. Click on the parameters in the figure below to know what they are and how to configure them.

Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation
Health status

Indicates the current health of this blade server.

 

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

State Numeric Value

Unknown

0.5

No Blade Server is Installed

0

Normal

1

Failed

2

Note:

By default, this measure can report the States mentioned above while indicating the health of each blade server. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.

PowerSupply status

Indicates the current power supply status of this blade server.

 

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

State Numeric Value

PowerOff

1

Standby

2

PowerOn

3

Unknown

4

PowerOn Executing

5

PowerOff Executing

6

Note:

By default, this measure can report the States mentioned above while indicating the current power supply status of each blade server. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.

Current voltage

Indicates the current voltage of this blade server.

Volts

A sudden and significant rise in the value of this measure could be a cause of concern.

Power consumption

Indicates the amount of power consumed by this blade server.

Amps

Compare the value of this measure across the blade servers to figure out which blade server is power-intensive.

Primary Status

Indicates whether/not this blade server is primary.

 

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

State Numeric Value

Primary

1

Non Primary

2

Unknown

3

Note:

By default, this measure can report the States mentioned above while indicating the whether/not this blade server is primary. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.

Maintenance mode

Indicates the current maintenance mode of this blade server.

 

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

Mode Numeric Value

Normal

1

CE Maintenance Mode

2

User Maintenance Mode

3

Unknown

4

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Modes mentioned above while indicating the current maintenance mode of the blade server. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.