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eSight V300R010C00SPC200, 300, and 500 Operation Guide 09

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Server Management Introduction

Server Management Introduction

eSight supports centralized management of Huawei and third-party servers. After adding servers to eSight, administrators can view server health status, alarms, performance, and topologies.

Definition

eSight supports centralized management of Huawei and third-party servers. After adding servers to eSight, administrators can view server health status, alarms, performance, and topologies.

  • Huawei servers

    eSight manages Huawei servers through SNMP, IPMI, and Redfish. Huawei servers that can be managed by eSight include rack, blade, high-density, KunLun and heterogeneous servers.

  • Third-party servers

    eSight manages third-party servers through SNMP and IPMI. Third-party servers that can be managed by eSight include HP, DELL, Inspur, SUN, ZTE, Sugon, H3C and IBM servers.

Function

Servers can connect to eSight for monitoring.

Server Access

Servers can connect to eSight based on parameters such as server IP addresses in three modes: single adding, automatic discovery, and batch import.

Server Monitoring

  • eSight allows administrators to view basic information and hardware health status of servers. The hardware includes hard disks, CPUs, DIMMs, power supply units (PSUs), fan modules, mainboards, RAID controller cards, and network interface cards (NICs).
  • eSight allows administrators to switch to server management pages remotely.
    Figure 9-1 Server basic information and hardware health status

Server Polling Requirements

  • Huawei servers
    • eSight periodically monitors server online status using the ping command or SNMP protocol. The default interval is 5 minutes.
    • When servers are connected to eSight, by default, the polling period is 24 hours, and polling is disabled.
  • Third-party servers
    • eSight periodically monitors server online status using the ping command or SNMP protocol. The default interval is 5 minutes.
    • eSight periodically synchronizes component status information on servers to obtain server health status and presence status. The default interval is 60 minutes.

Application Restrictions

Description about server configuration deployment, firmware upgrade, and stateless computing in this section is not applicable to the V300R010C00SPC500 version. The description is also not applicable to V300R010C00SPC500 having patches later than V300R010C00SPC500 installed.

Restrictions on Servers

Application restrictions on server management are as follows:

  • Due to the evolution of server software versions, alarms are added based on software versions. New alarms cannot be managed by eSight. For details about alarms that can be managed by eSight, see the Alarms List.
  • Parameters set on eSight must be the same as those on the servers. Otherwise, the servers cannot be connected to eSight.
  • To enable a user to log in to a server without entering the user name and password, ensure that the IP address used by the client for accessing eSight can access the server. Otherwise, redirection without login cannot be performed, and the user is redirected to the web login page by default.
  • eSight has not adapted to Dell and HP servers based on the specific models. When these servers connect to eSight through the SNMP protocol, the IPMI functions are not supported.
  • To view information about some NICs, RAID controller card models, and hard disks, you need to install the iBMA software. For details about the installation, see "Installing and Uninstalling iBMA" in the iBMA User Guide.
  • When a server is added to eSight, the device model is distinguished based on the unique product ID and device model fields. Generally, the two fields exist before device delivery. Users do not need to pay attention to them. If the unique ID and device model of a device are changed due to special customization, the device may fail to be added to eSight. In this case, contact Huawei technical support.
  • KVM remote connection is a high-risk operation. The server BMC performs security verification on the KVM password-free redirection client. If the client has multiple IP addresses, the IP address for the client to access eSight is different from that for the client to access the BMC. As a result, the KVM redirection fails and the web login page is displayed by default.
  • When a blade server is connected to eSight, the restrictions are as follows:
    • The Trap mode of the server must be set to OID or Precise Alarm. Otherwise, the server alarms cannot be reported to eSight.
    • The floating IP address of the management plane must be used. Otherwise, the server cannot be connected.
    • Ensure that the values of EngineID of all switch modules on the server are different. Otherwise, the switch modules may fail to be added due to the EngineID conflict.

      For details about how to change the EngineID of the switch module, see the product manual of the switch module.

    • Ensure that the blade to be connected has the mainboard SN and product SN. Otherwise, eSight cannot manage the blade and will report an alarm.

Restrictions on Server Services

Application restrictions on server services are as follows:

  • If SNMPv1 or SNMPv2c is used to connect a server, some features of the server to be connected will be unavailable, including configuration deployment, firmware upgrade, and stateless computing.
  • The following impacts will be exerted on the server management function of eSight when a server is connected to eSight with the authentication password containing special characters including ; | & > < [ ] ( ) ` { } ~
    • The OS, BIOS, RAID, HBA, and CNA templates provided by the server configuration and deployment function are unavailable.
    • The CNA, HBA, RAID, SSD, HDD, NIC, IB, and NVDIMM of the server cannot be upgraded.
    • All the stateless computing services of the server are unavailable.
  • When the eSight server is configured with an IPv6 address, the restrictions are as follows:
    • Only V3 and V5 rack servers support IPv6 addresses.
    • The automatic download feature of the firmware upgrade module does not support automatic download of firmware upgrade packages from the support website.
    • The DHCP service cannot be configured.
    • Multiple subnets cannot be configured on eSight.
    • The IPv6 address is not supported when SSDP automatic discovery is configured.
    • In IPv6 scenarios, the E9000 blade server (MM910 management board) supports IPv6 management. Multiple management IP addresses can be configured on the switching plane. However, eSight supports only one management IP address on the switching plane. This IP address must be able to communicate with eSight.
  • The power-on and power-off management does not support the DST function.

Key Parameters

Key counters for server device management are as follows:

  • When deployed on a standard-configuration server, eSight can manage a maximum of 2500 server devices.
  • When deployed on a high-configuration server, eSight can manage a maximum of 10000 server devices.
NOTE:
  • Standard-configuration server: 12-core 2 GHz CPU, 32 GB memory, and 500 GB hard disk.
  • High-configuration server: 40-core 2 GHz CPU, 64 GB memory, and 1 TB hard disk.
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