Monitoring the Lenovo XClarity

eG Enterprise has developed a dedicated Lenovo XClarity monitoring model which periodically checks the status of controller and reports metrics related to various components of the server like fans, fuel gauge, LEDs, power supply etc. These metrics are absolutely important for administrators to understand and oversee the operation of a data centres.

Figure 1 : The layer model of the Lenovo XClarity

Every layer of Figure 1 is mapped to a variety of tests which connect to the SNMP MIB of the target XClarity controller to collect critical statistics pertaining to its performance. The metrics reported by these tests enable administrators to answer the following questions:

  • What is the status of Adaptor Network Ports, is the data transfer working efficiently?

  • What is the current health state and speed of each fan?

  • How well the each power supply performing, would there be enough backup in case of power supply failure?

  • Total power in use and remaining in Fuel Gauge?

  • What is the power consumption by CPU and System Memory?

  • What is the status of disks attached to the system?

  • What is the status of power policy, is there enough redundancy if power supply fails?

  • What is the status of power restore policy, would the servers come up efficiently when power is restored after failure?

  • What is the current temperature and status of temperature sensor?

  • What is current voltage and if the voltage sensor working efficiently?

  • How is the overall health of the system that XClarity Controller is managing?