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FusionServer Pro E9000 Server iBMC (Earlier Than V250) User Guide 31

This document describes the underlying management software Intelligent Baseboard Management Controller (iBMC) of the servers.
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Diagnosis

Diagnosis

Playback

Function Description

The Playback page allows you to perform the following operations:

  • Play a video file of the server stored on the local PC.
  • Play a video that was automatically recorded on the server.
  • Capture a picture during the playback of a video.
NOTE:
  • The video file must be in *.rep format.
  • The video recording function is enabled by default. Sensitive service information may be captured during video recording.

Table 2-25 describes the controls in the video playback control window.

Table 2-25 Controls in the video playback control window

Click...

To...

Play button

Play a selected video.

Pause button

Pause a selected video.

Fast Forward button

Fast forward a video at a 1x, 2x, or 4x speed.

Rewind button

Rewind a selected video file at a 1x, 0.5x, or 0.25x speed.

Full Screen button

Maximize the video playback control page.

NOTE:

When a video is played in full-screen mode, right-click on the screen to open the shortcut menu.

Open button

Open a *.rep video file stored on the local PC.

Cut Screen button

Capture a picture during video playback.

Seek slider

Play a video file from a specified point. (The slider indicates the playback progress.)

Loop button

Loop a video file.

This function is available only for local video files.

You can use the video recording and playback functions to maintain and troubleshoot the server. Figure 2-10 shows the process for using the video recording and playback functions.

Figure 2-10 Process for using the video recording and playback functions
Provides guidance for you to remotely control the server. Provides guidance for you to record a video file for all operations performed on the real-time desktop of the server. Provides guidance for you to play back a recorded video file.
GUI

Choose Diagnosis from the main menu, and select Playback from the navigation tree.

The Playback page is displayed.



Procedure

Playing a Local Video

  1. On the Playback page, click Open next to Local Video Playback Console.

    The Video Player window is displayed.
    NOTE:

    If a security alert dialog box is displayed before you open the Video Player window, click Yes.

  2. In the Video Player window, click .

    The Open dialog box is displayed.

  3. Select a video file stored on the local PC, and click Open.

    The Video Player starts to play the video.

    • To fast forward the video at a 1x, 2x, or 4x speed, click .
    • To rewind the video at a 1x, 0.5x, or 0.25x speed, click .
    • To control the playback progress of the video, drag to the left or right.
    • To repeat playback of the video, click .
  4. Click Open.

    The Video Player starts to play the video.

    NOTE:
    • To fast forward a video at a 1x, 2x, or 4x speed, click .
    • To rewind a video at a 1x, 0.5x, or 0.25x speed, click .
    • To control the playback progress of a video, drag to the left or right.
    • To repeat playback of a video, click .
    • To display the Video Player window in full-screen mode, click .

Disabling or Enabling the Video Recording Function

NOTE:
The video recording function is enabled by default. Sensitive service information may be recorded during video recording.

To enable the video recording function, perform the following steps:

  1. Set Enable Video Recording to .

    The following message is displayed:

    Are you sure you want to continue?
  2. Click Yes.

After the video recording function is enabled, the server automatically records a video when:

  • The server is powered off or reset.
  • "CPU CAT ERROR" is reported.

The videos are stored in /tmp.

NOTE:
To disable the video recording function, set Enable Video Recording to .

Playing or Downloading a Video That Was Automatically Recorded on the Server

  • To play a video, click the Play button.
  • To download a video, click the Download button and save the video to the local PC.

If the video is being played by another person, click Delete next to Delete Current Link to stop other user's video playback.

Capturing a Picture During Video Playback

  1. Click when a video is played.

    The Save As dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select a local directory to save the picture, and click Save.

    The picture is saved as a *.jpg file to the specified directory.

Screenshot

Function Description
The Screenshot page allows you to perform the following operations:
  • Enable or disable the last screenshot function.

    The last screenshot function allows automatic capture of the screenshot of the server screen just before the server is restarted or powered off.

  • Capture a screenshot of the server desktop in real time.
NOTE:
The last screenshot function is enabled by default. Sensitive service information may be captured in the screenshot.
GUI

Choose Diagnosis from the main menu, and select Screenshot from the navigation tree.

The Screenshot page is displayed.



Procedure
Disabling or Enabling the Last Screenshot Function
  1. To enable the last screenshot function, set Screenshot to . To disable the last screenshot function, set Screenshot to .

    The following information is displayed:

    Are you sure you want to perform this operation?
  2. Click Yes.

    If "Operation Successful" is displayed, the setting is successful.

Viewing the Last Screenshot

  1. On the menu bar, choose Diagnosis.
  2. In the navigation tree, choose Screenshot.

    The Screenshot page is displayed.

  3. View screenshots.
    • The system displays a maximum of three thumbnails with their corresponding timestamps. By default, the system displays the most recent screenshot in full size.
    • Click a thumbnail for a larger image.

Capturing a Screenshot

  1. Click the Capture button under Capture Screenshot.

    A screenshot of the server desktop is displayed. The time when the screenshot was captured is on the upper left section of the screenshot.

If you have captured multiple screenshots, only the latest screenshot and capturing time are displayed.

Deleting a Screenshot

  1. Click the Delete button under Capture Screenshot.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click Yes.

Black Box

Function Description

The Black Box page allows you to enable or disable the black box function and download data from the black box memory.

A black box consists of memory and fault monitoring software.
  • The memory is a built-in storage chip that records fault information, independent of hard disks on the server.

    The memory provides a maximum of 4 MB storage capacity, and saves kernel information when the OS crashes.

  • The fault monitoring software records kernel information when the OS crashes.

    Before using the black box function, ensure that the fault monitoring software (for example, iBMA) has been installed on the server. For details about how to install and use the iBMA, see iBMA User Guide.

GUI

Choose Diagnosis from the main menu, and select Black Box from the navigation tree.

The Black Box page is displayed.



Parameter Description
Table 2-26 Parameters on the Black Box page

Parameter

Description

Blackbox Function

Specifies whether to enable the black box function. This function is disabled by default.

  • : The black box is enabled.
  • : The black box is disabled.

File Name

Server data file monitored by the black box.

File Size

Size of the server data file monitored by the black box.

Procedure

Enabling the Black Box Function

NOTE:

After enabling or disabling the black box function, restart the server for the setting to take effect.

  1. On the menu bar, choose Diagnosis.
  2. In the navigation tree, choose Black Box.

    The Black Box page is displayed.

  3. Set Black Box to .
  4. Restart the server.

Disabling the Black Box Function

  1. Set Black Box to .
  2. Restart the server.

Downloading Black Box Data

NOTE:

Ensure that the black box function is enabled.

  1. On Internet Explorer, choose Tools > Internet Options.

    The Internet Options dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click the Security tab, select Internet from the list box, click Custom Level, and click Enable for Automatic prompting for file downloads under Download.
  3. On the iBMC WebUI, choose Diagnosis > Black Box.
  4. Click Download.

    The Save As dialog box is displayed.

  5. Select a local directory for saving the file.
  6. Click Save.

    The black box data file is saved to the specified directory on the local PC.

    NOTE:

    The iBMC only downloads the black box data file from the server to the local PC, but does not parse this file. For details about how to parse a black box data file, see the server installation guide.

Serial Port Data

Function Description

The Serial Port Data page allows you to enable or disable the function for savingrecording data transmitted over the serial port, and download the latest 2 MB data.

The serial port data function is enabled by default.

GUI

Choose Diagnosis from the main menu, and select Serial Port Data from the navigation tree.

The Serial Port Data page is displayed.



Procedure
  1. On the menu bar of Internet Explorer, choose Tools > Internet Options.

    The Internet Options dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click the Security tab, select Internet from the list box, and click Custom level. In the displayed dialog box, click the Enable option button for Automatic prompting for file downloads under Downloads.
  3. On the iBMC WebUI, choose Diagnosis from the main menu.
  4. In the navigation tree, choose Serial Port Data.

    The Serial Port Data page is displayed.

  5. Set Serial Port Data to .
  6. Click Download.

    The Save As dialog box is displayed.

  7. Select a local directory for saving the downloaded file.
  8. Click Save.

    The downloaded file is saved to the specified directory on the local PC.

Fault Diagnosis Logs

Function Description

The Fault Diagnosis Logs page allows you to download errors reported by CPUs.

The fault diagnosis log function is enabled by default. You can enable or disable this function by setting FDM on the BIOS.

The path to the FDM parameter varies depending on the BIOS platform:
  • Romley BIOS: Advanced > RAS Configuration > FDM
  • Brickland BIOS: Advanced > Runtime Error Logging > FDM
  • Grantley BIOS: Advanced > System Event Log > FDM
GUI

Choose Diagnosis from the main menu, and select Fault Diagnosis Logs from the navigation tree.

The Fault Diagnosis Logs page is displayed.



Procedure
  1. On the menu bar of Internet Explorer, choose Tools > Internet Options.

    The Internet Options dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click the Security tab, select Internet from the list box, and click Custom level. In the displayed dialog box, select Enable for Automatic prompting for file downloads under Downloads.
  3. On the iBMC WebUI, choose Diagnosis from the main menu.
  4. In the navigation tree, choose Fault Diagnosis Logs.

    The Fault Diagnosis Logs page is displayed.

  5. Click Download.

    The Save As dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select a local directory for saving the downloaded file.
  7. Click Save.

    The downloaded file is saved to the specified directory on the local PC.

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