Hitachi Switch Modules Test

The Hitachi Compute Blade is designed to contain upto 4 high-throughput flexible IO switch modules. The backplane within the server chassis of the target Hitachi Compute Blade interconnects the switch module to the server blades. Each server blade connects to the backplane and thus to the switch modules through an onboard CNA or Mezzanine cards on the server blade. All external ports of a switch module are available even if only one server blade is installed. These switch modules enable the Hitachi Compute Blade to support flexible connectivity for cloud architectures including loseless Ethernet fabrics. If any of these switch modules fail or if these switch modules are under maintenance for a longer duration, then, the switch modules may not be available for use resulting in connectivity failure among the blades. To prevent such failures, administrators should monitor the switch modules round the clock. The Hitachi Switch Modules test helps administrators in this regard!

This test auto-discovers the switch modules within the chassis of the target Hitachi Compute Blade, and reports the current health and power supply status of each switch module. In addition, this test also reveals the switch modules that are currently undermaintenance.

Target of the test : Hitachi Compute Blade

Agent deploying the test : An external agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each switch module 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 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

Failed

2

Unknown

0

Note:

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

PowerSupply status

Indicates the current power supply status 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

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