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X6800 Server Node iBMC (Earlier Than V250) User Guide 30

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

Information

Summary

Function Description

The Summary page provides basic information about the server, virtual buttons, and common operation shortcuts.

GUI

Choose Information from the main menu, and select Summary from the navigation tree.

The Summary page is displayed.

The Summary page consists of four areas, as shown in Figure 2-3.

Table 2-3 describes the information displayed in each area.

Figure 2-3 Summary page

Parameter Description
Table 2-3 Description of the Summary page

No.

Area

Displayed Information

1

Basic Info

Provides brief information about the server, including:

  • Product Name: indicates the server model.
  • Product Serial Number: indicates the server serial number.
  • IP Address: indicates the IP address for logging in to the iBMC.
  • iBMC Firmware Version: indicates the iBMC firmware version.
  • BIOS Firmware Version: indicates the basic input/output system (BIOS) firmware version.
  • GUID: indicates the globally unique identifier (GUID) of the server.
  • Max Web Sessions: indicates the maximum number of users allowed to access the iBMC WebUI at the same time.
  • Online Users: indicates the number of online users.

    For example, 2 (Web: 2, CLI: 0) indicates that two users have logged in to the iBMC WebUI and no user has logged in to the iBMC command-line interface (CLI).

  • Power Status: Green indicates that the server OS is started. Gray indicates that the server OS is shut down.
  • Health Indicator Status: shows the server health status. The indicator status is the same as that on the server.
  • UID Indicator Status: pinpoints the location of the server in a chassis. The indicator status is the same as that on the server.
  • Critical Alarms: indicates the total number of critical alarms.

    A critical alarm may power off the server, and even interrupt system services. You must take corrective action immediately.

  • Major Alarms: indicates the total number of major alarms.

    A major alarm has a major impact on the system. It affects the normal operating of the system or may cause service interruption.

  • Minor Alarms: indicates the total number of minor alarms.

    A minor alarm has a minor impact on the system, but you need to take corrective action as soon as possible to prevent a more severe alarm.

2

Virtual Buttons

Provides virtual buttons that are commonly used.

  • Power control

    • On: Power on the server.
    • Off: Power off the server.
    • Forced: Forcibly power off the server.
  • UID

    • On: Activate the UID indicator to pinpoint the location of the server in a chassis.
    • Off: Deactivate the UID indicator.
    • Blink: Distinguishes the server from multiple servers that have also been located.

3

Shortcut

Provides shortcuts for the following operations:

  • Local Users
  • Network Settings
  • Power Control
  • Upgrade
  • One-Click Info Collection

    For details about the data collected, see One-Click Information Collection.

  • Restore Factory Settings

    The settings restored include but not limited to the following:

    • Serial port connection status
    • Power capping settings
    • User names, passwords, validity periods, user group settings, and user lockout settings
    • IP address assignment mode, IP addresses, subnet masks, and default gateways
    • SNMP settings
    • SNMP trap and SNMP settings for alarm reporting
    • FTP setting (enabled or disabled)

    The LDAP and SSL certificates uploaded by users will be deleted after the factory settings are restored.

  • KVM

4

Energy Saving Statistics

Displays energy saving information of the server.

  • Energy saved by: displays the energy saving rate of the server.
  • Power saved by: indicates the power saved by the server.
  • Carbon emission reduced by: indicates the carbon emission reduced by the server.
NOTE:
  • The energy saving rate is 5% by default. It is calculated based on the energy saving settings on the BIOS.
  • Power saved = Actual power consumption x (1/(1 - Energy saving rate) -1)
  • Saving 1 kWh power = Reducing 0.997 kg carbon dioxide emission

To refresh energy saving statistics, choose Power > Power Capping and click Reset Statistics.

System Info

Function Description

On the System Info page, you can view the server hardware and software information and configure and manage the RAID controller card.

GUI

Choose Information from the main menu, and select System Info from the navigation tree.

The System Info page is displayed.



Parameter Description
Table 2-4 Product Info tab

Parameter

Description

Product Info

Product Name

Server model.

Product Serial Number

Serial number of the server.

Product Asset Tag

Asset tag of the server.

Mainboard Info

iBMC Firmware Version

iBMC firmware version.

BIOS Version

Basic input/output system (BIOS) version.

CPLD Version

Complex programmable logical device (CPLD) version.

iBMC Primary Uboot Version

Version of the primary image of the Universal Boot Loader (U-Boot).

iBMC Secondary Uboot Version

Version of the secondary image of the U-Boot.

PCB Version

Printed circuit board (PCB) version.

Board ID

Board ID.

Mainboard Manufacturer

Manufacturer of the mainboard.

Mainboard Model

Mainboard model.

Mainboard Serial Number

Mainboard serial number.

Table 2-5 Processor tab

Parameter

Description

Processor

Provides the following information about each processor installed in the server:
  • Name, manufacturer, model, CPU ID, and clock speed
  • Number of cores and threads
  • Supported memory technologies
  • L1, L2, and L3 cache size
  • Process status
Table 2-6 Memory tab

Parameter

Description

Memory

Provides DIMM information, which includes the following:
  • Maximum and actual number of DIMMs
  • Name, location, manufacturer, capacity, clock speed, serial No., type, Minimum voltage, Number of ranks, bit width, and supported technologies
Table 2-7 Storage tab

Parameter

Description

Views

Displays the storage devices of the server in a tree structure.
NOTE:
If NA is displayed, obtain the latest iBMA documentation and software package at Huawei Enterprise and install and run iBMA 2.0.

RAID controller information:

  • RAID controller name, type, driver name and version, firmware version, support for out-of-band management, health status, mode, configuration version, memory size, device interface, SAS address, supported stripe size range, cache pinned status, maintain PD fail history, copyback status, copyback on SMART error status, and JBOD status.
  • BBU name and status
NOTE:
  • If the RAID controller card does not support out-of-band management and the iBMA 2.0 is not installed, only the RAID controller name, type, firmware version, and support for out-of-band management are displayed.
  • You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.

Logical drive information:

Name, status, RAID level and capacity, stripe size, SSCD caching status, default read policy, current read policy, default write policy, current write policy, default IO policy, current IP policy, disk cache status, access policy, initialization type, BGI status, L2 cache status, consistency check status, OS drive letter, and whether it is the boot disk.

NOTE:
  • If the RAID controller card does not support out-of-band management and the iBMA 2.0 is not installed, logical drives managed by the RAID controller card cannot be displayed.
  • You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.

Disk information:

Manufacturer, capacity, model, serial number, firmware version and status, media type, interface type, maximum speed, link speed, SAS address (0), SAS address (1), power status, temperature, hot spare status, rebuild status, patrol status, health status, remnant media wearout, and location status.

NOTE:
  • If the RAID controller card does not support out-of-band management and the iBMA 2.0 is not installed, only the interface types of the physical drives under the RAID controller card are displayed.
  • You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.

Configure

Allows you to configure the RAID controller.

RAID controller setup:

  • Copyback
  • Copyback on SMART error
  • JBOD

Configuration method: Select a value from the Value drop-down list and click Save. To restore default settings, click Restore Settings.

Logical drive setup:

  • Create a logical drive
  • Delete a logical drive
  • Modify a logical drive

Configuration method: Select a configuration item and set related parameters.

Physical drive setup:

  • Hot spare status
  • Firmware status
  • Location status

Configuration method: Select a value from the Value drop-down list and click Save.

NOTE:
The data on the Storage tab page is invalid when the OS is shut down or is being started. After the OS starts, the iBMC identifies all disks again. If a disk is being rebuilt during the drive identification process, the disk data is valid only after the disk is identified. If the disk fails to be identified, a "Drive Fault" alarm will be generated.
Table 2-8 Fan tab

Parameter

Description

Fan

Provides fan information:
  • Maximum and actual number of fans
  • Name, model, speed, and speed ratio of each fan
NOTE:
If an incompatible fan module is installed or a fan module is faulty, FAULT is displayed in Model.
Table 2-9 Network tab

Parameter

Description

NOTE:
  • Complete network information can be displayed on the Network page only after iBMA 2.0 has started.
  • If iBMA 2.0 has not been installed on the server, obtain the latest iBMA documentation and software package at Huawei Enterprise and install iBMA 2.0.

Bridge

NOTE:
Click next to the bridge port to view detailed information.
Name Name of the bridge port.
Status Bridge port status.
IPv4 | Subnet Mask | Gateway IPv4 address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address of the bridge port.
IPv6 |The Prefix | Gateway IPv6 address, prefix length, and gateway IP address of the bridge port.
MAC Address MAC address of the bridge port.
VLAN (ID | Enabled | Priority) VLAN ID, VLAN enablement, and VLAN priority enablement of the bridge port.

Team

NOTE:
Click next to the aggregated network port to view detailed information.
Name Aggregated network port name.
Status Aggregated network port status.

Work Mode

Aggregated network port work mode.
IPv4 | Subnet Mask | Gateway IPv4 address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address of the aggregated network port.
IPv6 |The Prefix | Gateway IPv6 address, prefix length, and gateway IP address of the aggregated network port.
MAC Address MAC address of the aggregated network port.
VLAN (ID | Enabled | Priority) VLAN ID and VLAN and priority enablement.

FC Adapter

NOTE:
Click next to the FC adapter to view detailed information.
Name Name of the FC adapter on the server.
Model Model of the FC adapter.
Manufacturer Manufacturer of the FC adapter.
Firmware Version Firmware version of the FC adapter.
Driver Name Driver name of the FC adapter.
Driver Version Driver version of the FC adapter.

NIC

NOTE:
Click next to the NIC to view detailed information.
NIC Name Name of the LAN on motherboard (LOM) or PCIe NIC on the server.
Manufacturer Manufacturer of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Type Type of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Model Model of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Chip Vendor Chip vendor of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Firmware Version Firmware version of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Driver Name Driver name of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Driver Version Driver version of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
PCB Version PCB version of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Board ID Board ID of the LOM or PCIe NIC.
Table 2-10 System Software tab

Parameter

Description

NOTE:
  • Complete system software information can be displayed on the System Software page only after iBMA 2.0 has started.
  • If iBMA 2.0 has not been installed on the server, obtain the latest iBMA documentation and software package at Huawei Enterprise and install iBMA 2.0.

Computer Name

Computer name defined by the server OS.

Computer Description

Supplementary information about the server.

OS Version

OS version.

OS Kernel Version

Kernel version if the Linux OS is used.

Domain/Workgroup

Domain name or workgroup on the OS of the server.

iBMA Version

iBMA version.

iBMA Running Status

iBMA running status.

iBMA Driver Version

Version of the iBMA EDMA driver.

iBMA NIC Driver Version

Version of the iBMA virtual NIC driver.

iBMA Character Device Driver Version

Character device driver version of the iBMA.

Black Box Driver Version

Version of the black box driver.
Table 2-11 Other tab

Parameter

Description

PCIe Card

Provides PCIe card information:
  • Maximum and actual number of PCIe cards
  • Description, manufacturer, slot number, vendor ID, and device ID of each PCIe card
NOTE:
Click of a PCIe card to view its subcard information.

RAID Card

Provides RAID controller card information:
  • Maximum and actual number of RAID controller cards
  • Name, manufacturer, slot number, type, supported RAID levels, PCB version, and board ID of each RAID controller card

Security Module

Provides security module information:
  • Maximum and actual number of security modules
  • Specification type, specification version, manufacturer, and manufacturer version of each security module

HDD Backplane

Provides hard disk backplane information:
  • Maximum and actual number of hard disk backplanes
  • Name, manufacturer, type, PCB version, CPLD version, and Board ID of each hard disk backplane
Querying System Information
  1. Choose Information from the main menu, and select System Info from the navigation tree.

    The System Info page is displayed.

  2. View information about the server and its components.
Modifying RAID Controller Card Properties
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to RAID Controller.

    The page shown in Figure 2-4 is displayed.

    Figure 2-4 Modifying RAID controller card properties

    Table 2-12 describes the parameters.

    Table 2-12 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Copyback State

    The copyback feature allows data to be copied from a source drive to a destination drive.

    If a member drive of a RAID array with redundancy becomes faulty, the hot spare drive automatically takes over the failed drive and starts data synchronization. After a new drive is installed to replace the faulty one, data is copied from the hot spare drive to the new drive. As the data copyback is complete, the hot spare drive restores its hot spare state.

    Copyback on SMART error State

    Copyback can be initiated when the first Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) error occurs on a drive.

    JBOD State

    Just a bunch of disks (JBOD) allows commands to be directly transferred from the RAID controller to the connected hard drives without the need of configuring logical drives. This feature allows the upper-layer service or management software to access and control physical drives.

  5. Set the parameters and click Save.
Creating a Logical Drive
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Logical Drive.

    The logical drive configuration page is displayed.

  5. Select Create.

    The page shown in Figure 2-5 is displayed.

    Figure 2-5 Creating a logical drive

    Table 2-13 describes the parameters.

    Table 2-13 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Name

    Identifies a logical drive.

    Secondary Cache

    Specifies whether to enable CacheCade.

    Stripe Size Specifies the size of a data stripe on each physical drive.
    Read Policy

    Specifies the data read policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Read Ahead: The RAID controller pre-reads sequential data or the data predicted to be used and saves it in the cache.
    • No Read Ahead: The Read Ahead feature is disabled.
    Write Policy

    Specifies the data write policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Write Through: After the drive receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.
    • Write Back with BBU: When no battery backup unit (BBU) is configured or the configured BBU is faulty, the RAID controller automatically switches to the Write Through mode.
    • Write Back: After the controller cache receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.
    IO Policy

    Specifies the input/output (I/O) policy for reading data from special logical drives. This policy does not affect the pre-reading cache.

    Value:

    • Cached IO: All the read and write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. Select this value only when CacheCade 1.1 is configured.
    • Direct IO: This value has different meanings in read and write scenarios.
      • In read scenarios, data is directly read from physical drives. (If Read Policy is set to Read Ahead, data read requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller.)
      • In write scenarios, data write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. (If Write Policy is set to Write Through, data is directly written to physical drives.)
    Disk Cache Status
    The disk cache status can be any of the following:
    • Enable: writes data to the cache before writing data to the hard drive. This option improves data write performance. However, data will be lost if there is no protection mechanism against power failures.
    • Disable: writes data to a hard drive without caching the data. Data is not lost if power failures occur.
    • Disk's default: uses the default cache policy.
    Access Policy

    Specifies the access policy for the logical drive.

    Value:
    • Read/Write: Read and write operations are allowed.
    • Read Only: The logical drive is read-only.
    • Blocked: Access to the logical drive is denied.
    Init State

    Specifies whether to initialize the logical drive created.

    Value:

    • No Init: Initialization is not performed.
    • Quick Init: writes zeros to the first 100 MB of the logical drive. Then, the logical drive status changes to Optimal.
    • Full Init: initializes the logical drive. Before the initialization is complete, the logical drive status is initialization.
    Level

    Specifies the RAID level of the logical drive.

    Number of drives per span

    Set this parameter when the RAID level is 10, 50, or 60.

    Disk

    Specifies the disks to be added to the logical drive.

    Capacity

    Specifies the capacity of the logical drive.

  6. Set the parameters and click Save.
Removing Logical Drives
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Logical Drive.

    The logical drive configuration page is displayed.

  5. Select Delete.

    The page shown in Figure 2-6 is displayed.

    Figure 2-6 Removing logical drives

  6. Select the logical drives to be deleted and click Save.
Modifying Logical Drive Properties
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Logical Drive.

    The logical drive configuration page is displayed.

  5. Select Modify.

    The page shown in Figure 2-7 is displayed.

    Figure 2-7 Modifying logical drive properties

    Table 2-14 describes the parameters.

    Table 2-14 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Name

    Identifies a logical drive.
    Read Policy

    Specifies the data read policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Read Ahead: The RAID controller pre-reads sequential data or the data predicted to be used and saves it in the cache.
    • No Read Ahead: The Read Ahead feature is disabled.
    Write Policy

    Specifies the data write policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Write Through: After the drive receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.
    • Write Back with BBU: When no battery backup unit (BBU) is configured or the configured BBU is faulty, the RAID controller automatically switches to the Write Through mode.
    • Write Back: After the controller cache receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.
    IO Policy

    Specifies the input/output (I/O) policy for reading data from special logical drives. This policy does not affect the pre-reading cache.

    Value:

    • Cached IO: All the read and write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. Select this value only when CacheCade 1.1 is configured.
    • Direct IO: This value has different meanings in read and write scenarios.
      • In read scenarios, data is directly read from physical drives. (If Read Policy is set to Read Ahead, data read requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller.)
      • In write scenarios, data write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. (If Write Policy is set to Write Through, data is directly written to physical drives.)
    Disk Cache Status
    The disk cache status can be any of the following:
    • Enable: writes data to the cache before writing data to the hard drive. This option improves data write performance. However, data will be lost if there is no protection mechanism against power failures.
    • Disable: writes data to a hard drive without caching the data. Data is not lost if power failures occur.
    • Disk's default: uses the default cache policy.
    Access Policy

    Specifies the access policy for the logical drive. The options are as follows:

    Value:
    • Read/Write: Read and write operations are allowed.
    • Read Only: The logical drive is read-only.
    • Blocked: Access to the logical drive is denied.
    BGI Status

    Specifies whether to enable background initialization.

    SSCD Caching

    Specifies whether to use CacheCade drive as the cache.

    Boot Disk

    Specifies whether the logical drive is the boot drive.

  6. Select the logical drive to be modified.
  7. Set the parameters and click Save.
Modifying Member Drive Properties
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Physical Drive.

    The page shown in Figure 2-8 is displayed. Table 2-15 describes the parameters.

    Figure 2-8 Modifying physical drive properties
    Table 2-15 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Hot Spare State

    Specifies the hot spare status of the physical drive.

    Value:

    • None: The drive is not a hot spare disk.
    • Global: indicates global hot spare disk.
    • Dedicated: indicates a dedicated hot spare disk.

    Firmware State

    Specifies the status of the physical drive.

    Value:

    • UNCONFIGURED: The drive is unavailable.
    • ONLINE: The drive is online.
    • OFFLINE: The drive is offline.
    • GOOD: The drive is idle.
    • JBOD: The drive is directly managed by the OS.

    Location State

    Specifies whether the location indicator is lit for the drive.

  5. Select the member disk to be modified.
  6. Set the parameters and click Save.

Realtime Monitoring

Function Description
The Realtime Monitoring page provides the following information:
  • CPU usage of the last one hour
  • Memory usage of the last one hour
  • Historical data about the air inlet temperature
GUI

Choose Information from the main menu, and select Realtime Monitoring from the navigation tree.

The Realtime Monitoring page is displayed.



Parameter Description
Table 2-16 CPU Usage

Parameter

Description

CPU Usage (%)

Percentage of CPU resources used by applications in running.

NOTE:
  • The CPU usage displayed here is related to the CPU frequency. It is different from the CPU usage displayed on the OS.

  • If CPU usage is not displayed, install and run iBMA 2.0.

Table 2-17 Memory Usage

Parameter

Description

Memory Usage (%)

Percentage of memory resources used by applications in running.

NOTE:

If memory usage is not displayed, install and run iBMA 2.0.

Table 2-18 Inlet Temperature (°C)

Parameter

Description

Inlet Temp (°C)

Air inlet temperature data sampled every 10 minutes within the last one week.

Procedure
  1. Choose Information from the main menu, and select Realtime Monitoring from the navigation tree.

    The Realtime Monitoring page is displayed.

  2. Click next to CPU Usage(%), Memory Usage(%), or Inlet Temp(°C).
    NOTE:
    • To collapse realtime monitoring information, click .
    • To clear historical temperature statistics, click Clear Historical Records in the Inlet Temp(°C) area.

Sensors

Function Description

The Sensors page provides information about threshold sensors and discrete sensors.

GUI

Choose Information from the main menu, and select Sensors from the navigation tree.

The Sensors page is displayed.



Parameter Description
Table 2-19 Parameters on the Sensors page

Parameter

Description

Sensor

Identifies a logical module or physical entity that monitors indicators of the server.

Current Value

Current value of an indicator.

The value N/A indicates that the sensor does not obtain indicator information.

Status

Status of a threshold sensor.
  • OK: The sensor is working properly.
  • N/A: The sensor does not obtain indicator information.
  • NC: The sensor detects a minor alarm.
  • CR: The sensor detects a major alarm.
  • NR: The sensor detects a critical alarm.
Status of a discrete sensor.
  • N/A: The sensor does not detect a value or status. The monitored device is not installed.
  • 0xXXXX: A hexadecimal number defined based on Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) specifications to indicate the sensor status, for example, 0x8000. For details, see the alarm manual of your server.

Critical Lower Threshold

Lower threshold set for a sensor to generate a critical alarm.

Major Lower Threshold

Lower threshold set for a sensor to generate a major alarm.

Minor Lower Threshold

Lower threshold set for a sensor to generate a minor alarm.

Minor Upper Threshold

Upper threshold set for a sensor to generate a minor alarm.

Major Upper Threshold

Upper threshold set for a sensor to generate a major alarm.

Critical Upper Threshold

Upper threshold set for a sensor to generate a critical alarm.

Procedure
  1. Choose Information from the main menu, and select Sensors from the navigation tree.

    The Sensors page is displayed.

  2. View sensor information.
    NOTE:
    You can enter a keyword in the Search text box to search for sensor information.
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