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FusionServer Pro X6800 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

Play Back

Function Description

The Play Back page allows you to perform the following operations:

  • Play a video file, recorded for the real-time desktop of the server, stored on the local PC.
  • Capture a picture during the playback of a video file.
  • Play a video file that the server automatically records.
NOTE:
After the video recording function is enabled, sensitive service information may be recorded.

Video files to be played must be *.rep files.

Table 6-13 describes the controls in the video playback control window.

Table 6-13 Controls in the video playback control window

Click...

To...

Play button

Play a selected video file.

Pause button

Pause a selected video file.

Fast Forward button

Fast forward a selected video file 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 file is played in full-screen mode, you can right-click on the screen to open the shortcut menu.

Open button

Import an *.rep video file.

You can use this function only when playing a video file locally.

Cut Screen button

Capture a picture during the playback of a video file.

Seek slider

Play a selected video file at a specified point. (The slider also indicates the playback progress of the video file.)

Loop button

Loop a selected video file.

You can use this function only when playing a video file locally.

You can use the video recording and playback functions together to maintain and troubleshoot the server. Figure 6-4 shows the process for using the video recording and playback functions.

Figure 6-4 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.
Page Description

On the menu bar, choose Diagnosis. In the navigation tree, choose Play Back. The Play Back page is displayed.



Procedure

Switching to the Video Playback Console

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

    The Play Back page is displayed.

  3. Click Open.

    If the video playback control window is displayed, you have successfully switched to the video playback console.

    NOTE:

    If a security alert dialog box is displayed before you open the video playback control window, click Yes.

Displaying the Video Playback Control Window in Full-Screen Mode

  1. In the video playback control window, click .

    The video playback control window is maximized.

    NOTE:

    When a video file is played in full-screen mode, images will not be stretched.

  2. Right-click in the video playback control window, and choose Full screen display again from the shortcut menu.

    The video playback control window is restored to an appropriate size.

Playing a Local Video File

  1. In the video playback control window, click .

    The Open window is displayed.

  2. Select a video file stored on the local PC.
  3. Click Open.

    The video playback control window is displayed, and the system starts to play the video file.

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

    The system loops the video file.

Playing a Video File That the Server Automatically Records

The server automatically records a video file in one of the following scenarios:

  • When the server is powered off or reset
  • When the system reports "CPU CAT ERROR".

The video files that the server automatically records are stored in /tmp.

After the server is recovered, you can play a specific video file on the Video Play page to analysis the fault cause.

  1. On the Play Back page, click Play next to CPU Error Video, Shutdown Video, or Reset Video.

    The video playback control window is displayed, and the system starts to play the video file.

Capturing a Picture During the Playback of a Video File

  1. Click when a video file is playing.

    The Save dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select a local directory for storing the captured picture.
  3. Click Save.

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

Deleting current link

  1. If someone is playing online videos, you need to click Delete on the right of Delete Current Link on the Play Back page, to disconnect other connection, and then you can play the video yourself. Click Delete.
    Are you sure you want to delete it?
    is displayed.
  2. Click OK

    to delete the link.

Disabling or Enabling the Video Recording Function

NOTE:
The video recording function is enabled by default. After this function is enabled, service-side sensitive information may be recorded.
  1. On the Play Back page, click the Disable or Enable option button next to Video Enable, and click Save.

    The following message is displayed in a dialog box:

    Are you sure you want to save the video enable settings?
  2. Click OK.

    The video recording function is disabled or enabled.

Screenshot

Function Description
The Screenshot page allows you to perform the following operations:
  • When restarted or powered off, the server automatically saves the last screenshot.
  • Capture screenshots for the real-time desktop anytime.
NOTE:
The last-screen screenshot capturing function is enabled by default. After this function is enabled, sensitive service information may be recorded.
Page Description

On the menu bar, choose Diagnosis. In the navigation tree, choose Screenshot. The Screenshot page is displayed.



Procedure

Viewing the Last-Screen Screenshots

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

    The Screenshot page is displayed.

  3. View screenshots.
    • Click a thumbnail for a larger image. By default, the system displays the system screenshot before the latest server restart or power-off.
    • The three thumbnails on the left show the system screenshots captured before the latest three restart and power-off.

Capturing a Screenshot

  1. Click Capture Screenshot.

    A screenshot that iBMC captures for the real-time desktop is displayed. The time in the upper left part of the screenshot is the screenshot capturing time.

If you have captured multiple screenshots, only the latest screenshot and capturing time are displayed in the Manually Capture Screenshot area.

Deleting a Screenshot

Before deletion, ensure that a screenshot is displayed in the Manually Capture Screenshot area.

  1. Click Delete.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click OK.
Disabling or Enabling the Last-Screen Screenshot Capturing Function
  1. On the Screenshot page, click the Disable or Enable option button, and click Save.

    The following message is displayed in a dialog box:

    Are you sure you want to save the screen enable settings?
  2. Click OK.

    The last-screen screenshot capturing function is disabled or enabled.

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 when the black box function is enabled.

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 operating system (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.

Page Description

On the menu bar, choose Diagnosis. In the navigation tree, choose Black Box. The Black Box page is displayed.



Parameter Description
Table 6-14 Parameters on the Black Box page

Parameter

Description

Blackbox Function

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

Setting method: Click . If the icon changes to , the black box function is enabled.

File Name

Identifies the server data file monitored by the black box.

File Size

Indicates the size of the server data file monitored by the black box.

Procedure

Enabling the Black Box Function

After the black box function is enabled, you need to restart the server for the black box to work.

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

    The Black Box page is displayed.

  3. Click .

    If the icon changes to , the black box function is enabled.

  4. Restart the server.
    NOTE:

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

Disabling the Black Box Function

Before disabling the black box function, ensure that this function has been enabled.

  1. Click .

    If the icon changes to , the black box function is disabled.

  2. Restart the server.

Downloading a Black Box Data File

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. Click Download.

    The Save dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select a local directory for saving the black box data file.
  5. Click Save.

    The black box data file is saved to the specified directory on the local PC. 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 downloading data over the serial port, and download the latest 2 MB data printed over the serial port.

The serial port data function is enabled by default.

Page Description

On the menu bar, choose Diagnosis. In the navigation tree, choose Serial Port Data. 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 menu bar of iBMC, choose Diagnose.
  4. In the navigation tree, choose Serial Port Data.

    The Serial Port Data page is displayed.

  5. Click . When the icon changes to , the function for downloading data over the serial port is enabled.
  6. Click Download.

    The Save 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. You can open the file and view the latest 2 MB data printed over the serial port.

Fault Diagnosis Logs

Function Description

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

The function for downloading error records is enabled by default. You can enable or disable FDM in the BIOS to enable or disable this function.

The path where the FDM parameter is located varies by BIOSs.
  • Romley BIOS: Advanced > RAS Configuration > FDM
  • Brickland BIOS: Advanced > Runtime Error Logging > FDM
  • Grantley BIOS: Advanced > System Event Log > FDM

When this function is enabled and the alarm information reported contains "CAT error", do not power off the server. Choose Power and Power Control of the iBMC and click Reset on the Power Control page. You can download the fault diagnosis logs on the Fault Diagnosis Logs page only after restarting the OS.

Page Description

On the menu bar, choose Diagnosis. In the navigation tree, choose Fault Diagnosis Logs. 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 menu bar, choose Diagnosis.
  4. In the navigation tree, choose Fault Diagnosis Logs.

    The Fault Diagnosis Logs page is displayed.

  5. Click Download.

    The Save 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. In this file, you can view error records reported by CPUs.

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