Hitachi Chassis Status Test

The Hitachi Compute Blade consists of a robust, fully-redundant 6U chassis i.e. 19-inch rack compatible. The chassis can house up to eight multi-core 2-socket processor half-wide blades or four multi-core 4-socket processor full-wide blades. The chassis is provided with hot-swappable management modules, switch modules, power supply modules and fan modules. These modules provide continuous management, network connectivity, power supply and cooling services to the blades.

Built-in logical partitioning, a key feature of Hitachi Compute Blade 500 complements existing software-based virtualization solutions and can be used in conjunction with VMware, Hyper-V or Red Hat KVM. These multiple virtualization platforms can be combined in a single chassis and can be configured to share the same physical resources. For these virtualization platforms to function without a glitch, it is essential that the chassis on which the physical resources are available should be operational round the clock. Frequent power failures, voltage and temperature fluctuations may damage the chassis resulting in the failure of the virtual platforms. Therefore, it is mandatory for the administrators to keep a constant vigil on the power supply, voltage and temperature of the chassis. This is exactly where the Hitachi Chassis Status test helps!

Using this test, administrators can determine the current power supply status of the chassis, the current temperature and voltage of the chassis as well as be proactively alerted if the chassis is under maintenance! This way, administrators can be alerted to abnormalities in the temperature and voltage of the chassis and rectify the same before end users utilizing the virtualized solutions provisioned from the Hitachi Compute Blade are not put into terrible hardship!

Target of the test : Hitachi Compute Blade

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for the chassis 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

PowerSupply status

Indicates the power supply status of the chassis.

 

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

Measure Value Numeric Value

PowerOff

1

Standby

2

PowerOn

3

Unknown

4

PowerOn Executing

5

PowerOff Executing

6

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Measure Values mentioned above while indicating the power status of the chassis. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.

Current voltage

Indicates the current voltage of the chassis.

Volts

A sudden / gradual rise in the value of this measure is a cause of concern.

Power consumption

Indicates the amount of power consumed by the chassis.

Amps

 

Temperature

Indicates the current temperature status of the chassis.

 

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

Measure Value Numeric Value

Normal

1

Higher Warning

2

Higher Error

3

Lower Warning

4

Lower Unknown

5

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Measure Values mentioned above while indicating the current temperature status of the chassis. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.

Maintenance mode

Indicates the current maintenance mode of the chassis.

 

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

Measure Value Numeric Value

Normal

1

CE Maintenance Mode

2

User Maintenance Mode

3

Unknown

4

Note:

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