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X6800 Server V100R003 User Guide 13

This document describes the Huawei X6800 server (X6000 for short) in terms of its appearance, features, specifications, system components, device installation, cable connections, and installation verification.
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Management Principles

Management Principles

The X6800 uses the HMM and iBMC to perform node management and out-of-band aggregation management.

  • The X6800 uses the HMM to perform management board hot swap, out-of-band aggregation management, and system power consumption managements.
  • The X6800 uses Huawei proprietary iBMC intelligent management system to implement remote server management. The iBMC complies with IPMI 2.0 specifications and provides reliable hardware monitoring and management.

Management principles of the X6800 are as follows:

  • The iBMC and HMM implement management and monitoring of the X6800. The iBMC on each node implements node management through the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI), KVM, or virtual DVD-ROM drive. The HMM implements chassis management, which includes fan management, PSU management, and chassis asset management.
  • The HMM and iBMC implement aggregation management through LAN switches (LSWs). The LSWs provide external GE port, through which users can access the HMM and iBMC to manage the chassis and server nodes.
  • The HMM works with the fan switch boards to implements fan management. The fan switch board provides five independent pulse-width modulation (PWM) control signals to control the fan speed and ten tachometer (TACH) signals to detect the fan speed.

    Based on the ambient temperature and temperature of the temperature-sensitive components on the boards, the HMM uses Huawei speed adjustment algorithms to determine a proper rotation speed, and then sends it to the fan switch board. The fan switch board receives fan speed signals from the fan modules and reports the fan module status to the HMM.

  • PSU monitoring and management: The HMM provides one inter-integrated circuit (I2C) for managing the PSUs and general purpose input/output (GPIO) pins for detecting the PSU installation status and PwrOk state. The HMM supports queries on PSU output power, PSU installation status, and PSU alarms.

Figure 2-27 shows the X6800 management and monitoring design.

Figure 2-27 X6800 management and monitoring design

iBMC Features

The iBMC provides the following features:

  • Keyboard, video, and mouse (KVM) and text console redirection
  • Remote virtual media
  • IPMI V2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) V3
  • Common information model (CIM)
  • Web-based logins

Table 2-4 describes the iBMC specifications.

Table 2-4 iBMC specifications



Management interface

Supports integration with any standard management system through the following interfaces:

  • IPMI V2.0
  • CLI
  • SNMP V3
  • Web

Node fault detection

Detects faults and accurately locates faults in hardware.

Node alarm management

Supports alarm management and reports alarms in various ways, such as the SNMP trap, SMTP, and syslog service, to ensure uninterrupted system operation.

Integrated virtual KVM

Provides remote maintenance for troubleshooting. The maximum resolution is 1280 x 1024.

Integrated virtual media

Virtualizes local media devices or images to media devices on a remote server, which simplifies OS installation. The virtual DVD-ROM drive supports a transmission rate of up to 8 MB/s.


Provides a visual WebUI for quick configuration and information queries.

The following web browsers are supported:

  • IE 9.0/10.0/11.0
  • Mozilla Firefox 26.0/39.0
  • Chrome 21.0/44.0
  • Safari 8.0
  • JRE 1.7.0 U40
  • JRE 1.8.0 U45

Fault reproduction

Reproduces faults to facilitate rapid fault diagnosis.

Screenshots and videos

Allows you to view screenshots and videos without login, which facilitates preventive maintenance inspection (PMI).

DNS/directory service

Supports domain management and directory services, which significantly simplifies network and configuration management.

Dual-image backup

Starts from an image backup if the software fails.


Supports IPv6 to ensure sufficient IP addresses.

HMM Features

The Hyper management module (HMM) supports the following specifications and features:

  • IPMI V2.0.
  • CLI-based logins.
  • Out-of-band aggregation management.

Table 2-5 describes the HMM specifications.

Table 2-5 HMM specifications



Management interface

Supports integration with any standard management system through the following interfaces:

  • IPMI V2.0
  • CLI

Fault detection

Detects faults and accurately locates faults in hardware.

Alarm management

Supports alarm management and reports alarms using syslog.

Hot-swap of HMMs

Allows the faulty HMM to be replaced without interrupting system operating and restores the active/standby redundancy mode of the MMs in short time.

Asset management

Provides intelligent asset management to increase efficiency.

Intelligent power management

Uses the power capping technology to increase deployment density and dynamic energy saving technology to lower operating costs.

Out-of-band aggregation management

Integrates the out-of-band management of all server nodes in the chassis, reduces the cabling of the management network, and shortens maintenance time.

Updated: 2018-09-06

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