Hitachi Management Modules Test

The management module provides power control of the modules, status monitoring, system console, and management network functions. One (standard) or two (maximum) management modules can be mounted in the server chassis of the Hitachi Compute Blade. With two management modules installed, the modules provide a redundant configuration. Each module is hot-swappable and supports live firmware updates without the need for shutting down the blades. Each module supports an independent management LAN interface from the data network for remote and secure management of the chassis and all blades. Each module supports a serial CLI and a Web interface. The management modules also support SNMP and email alert notification so that administrators are always notified of any issues. If the management modules fail to function, then the target Hitachi Compute Blade may malfunction resulting in the failure of several hardware and software components interconnected with the blade. To avoid such fatal failures, administrators should constantly maintain a vigil over the management modules. The Hitachi management Modules test helps administrators in this regard!

For each management module in the chassis of the target Hitachi Compute Blade, this test reports the current health and power supply status. In addition, this test also reports the operational status as well as the maintenance mode of each management module. Using this test, administrators can easily figure out abnormalities in the management module and take necessary measures to combat the abnormalities at the earliest!

Target of the test : Hitachi Compute Blade

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each management module in 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 management module.

 

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

Failed

2

Unknown

0

Note:

By default, this measure can report the Measure Values mentioned above while indicating the health of each management module. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.

PowerSupply status

Indicates the current power supply status of this management module.

 

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 current power supply status of each management module. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.

Operation mode

Indicates the current operation mode of this management module.

 

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

Mode Numeric Value

Active

1

Standby

2

Unknown

0

Note:

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

Maintenance mode

Indicates the current maintenance mode of this switch module.

 

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 management module. However, the graph of this measure is indicated using the numeric equivalents.