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HP Integrity rx4610 User Manual

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Server Control
User's Guide
Version 4.0
Printed in June 2001


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    Intel Server Control ® User’s Guide Version 4.0 Printed in June 2001...

  • Page 2: Audience Assumptions

    This guide has been reprinted with the permission of Intel Corporation. Hewlett-Packard assumes no responsibility for the use or reliability of this software on equipment that is not furnished by Hewlett-Packard. Information in this document is provided in connection with Intel ® products. No license, express or implied, by estoppel or otherwise, to any intellectual property rights is granted by this document.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents ® 1 About Intel Server Control........................1 Introducing Intel Server Control ........................1 2 Finding the Right Tool ...........................3 3 Managing Remote Servers ........................5 Server Management Basics ........................5 Server Management Tools........................5 Platform Instrumentation Control ......................5 Direct Platform Control..........................8 Server Management Configuration (SM Config) Utility.................9 Service Partition on Itanium-Based Platforms ..................9 Remote Diagnostic Tests........................10 LAN-Alert Manager and Viewer ......................10...

  • Page 5: About Intel Server Control

    1 About Intel Server Control ® Introducing Intel Server Control ® Intel Server Control (ISC) is a software package that provides tools to manage remote servers. ISC is installed and runs on a client-server architecture. The parts of ISC that run on the client workstation are referred to as console software.

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    Chapter 1 About Intel® Server Control Remote Diagnostic Tests: These tests consist of Modular Test Architecture (MTA) diagnostic tests that when run allow you to quickly assess a server’s hardware status, view test logs, and determine the server’s current configuration. You control the tests are controlled through a text-based console redirected to the client workstation from DPC.

  • Page 7: Finding The Right Tool

    2 Finding the Right Tool Table 1 provides a summary that can help you find the right tool to use for any server condition. Table 1 Tool Summary Managed Server Status Potential Remote Tasks Access Tools Available The operating system is Update software LAN/ Platform Instrumentation...

  • Page 9: Managing Remote Servers

    3 Managing Remote Servers Server Management Basics The Intel Server Control components provide a means to communicate with a managed server, and to perform administrative and troubleshooting tasks from a remote client. Table 2 shows the typical tasks that a system administrator might do. They include normal system administration, setting up system alerts so that an administrator is notified when something on the server needs attention, and acting in response to server alerts or errors.

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    Chapter 3 Managing Remote Servers ISC installs Platform Instrumentation on the managed server and console software on a client workstation. It is also possible to install Platform Instrumentation on multiple servers and console software on multiple clients. For information on console and managed server system requirements, refer to the Installation Guide for the Intel Server Control.

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    Chapter 3 Managing Remote Servers View system event log, system hardware inventory, BIOS and system slot information. If they are implemented on the server, you can also view SCSI controller status and LAN adapter status. You can also use PIC to track system status and manage hardware conditions, such as: Temperature Voltage Cooling fan status...

  • Page 12: Direct Platform Control

    Chapter 3 Managing Remote Servers on an existing Microsoft IIS Web server. Information on how to setup a Web server itself is beyond the scope of this document. 1. Create a folder named “pic40” under the folder “Inetpub\wwwroot.” 2. Copy the following files from the Resource CD to the folder you created in the previous step. o SWebconsole.jar –...

  • Page 13: Server Management Configuration (sm Config) Utility

    Chapter 3 Managing Remote Servers Reboot the server to its service partition View the System Event Log (SEL) for information about recent server activity View Sensor Data Records (SDRs) for information about sensor characteristics Review Field Replaceable Unit (FRU) inventories View Remote Sensor Access (RSA) information Maintain a Phonebook for managed servers Run Remote Diagnostic Tests on a managed server...

  • Page 14: Remote Diagnostic Tests

    Chapter 3 Managing Remote Servers Remote execution is available from the Direct Platform Control (DPC) Console Manager. Applications that execute in the service partition run only on the managed server. For information on how to install the service partition files, refer to the Installation Guide for the Intel Server Control.

  • Page 15: Management Consoles

    Chapter 3 Managing Remote Servers Alert event filters. LAN-Alert Viewer The LAN-Alert Viewer is a Java-based console that provides the capability to manage LAN Alerts. The viewer presents information regarding: Server IP Sensor Info Event Info Sensor Device Sensor Number Event Severity The Alert Viewer supports the following actions: Configure—Allows you to configure different notification and viewer options.

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    Chapter 3 Managing Remote Servers NOTE Itanium-based platforms running Windows 64-bit Advanced Server not support the integration of either the Hewlett Packard OpenView Network Node Manager Console or the Computer Associates Unicenter The Next Generation. Hewlett Packard OpenView Network Node Manager The Hewlett Packard OpenView Network Node Manager Console automatically detects servers running the ISC Platform Instrumentation software.

  • Page 17: Connecting To A Remote Server

    4 Connecting to a Remote Server You can connect to a managed server several ways. A key to effective management is to configure your system with methods that allow you to communicate with the server during conditions that can range from fully functional to powered-off states.

  • Page 18: Lan

    Chapter 4 Connecting to a Remote Server A more common method of communicating with a managed server is through a network connection. All of the server-management tools work when connected through this type of connection. In order to use a network connection, you must configure a LAN connection on both the managed server and the client workstation.

  • Page 19: Paging An Administrator

    5 Paging an Administrator Platform Event Paging (PEP) Platform Event Paging allows the managed server to alert a system administrator of critical system failures and state changes, independent of the state of the operating system or server management software. Platform Event Paging uses a numeric paging service through an external modem.

  • Page 21: Using The Stand-alone Isc Console

    6 Using the Stand-alone ISC Console Launching ISC You can launch the Stand-alone ISC Console and manage servers from: Supported ESMC Environments. The Programs menu. ActiveX containers. ESMC You can invoke the ISC tools through integration with supported ESMC applications. The ESMC applications that are currently supported by ISC integration software are: Hewlett Packard OpenView Network Node Manager 6.2 Computer Associates Unicenter The Next Generation 2.2.1...

  • Page 22: Stand-alone Isc Console Controls

    Chapter 6 Using the Stand-alone ISC Console 2. Double-click on the filename to launch the control within the default Web browser. 3. The typical file for browsers to invoke the Stand-alone ISC Console is ISC.HTM. NOTE Netscape Navigator requires a plug-in for viewing ActiveX applications. One that is known to work can be downloaded from Esker’s Web site,

  • Page 23: Stand-alone Isc Console Main Screen

    Chapter 6 Using the Stand-alone ISC Console under Microsoft Management Console (MMC). The Stand-alone ISC Console provides you with the ability Discover ISC servers Discover management tools on discovered servers Launch the management tools on the managed servers Stand-alone ISC Console Main Screen Figure 1 shows the Stand-alone ISC Console.

  • Page 24: Server Menu Options

    Chapter 6 Using the Stand-alone ISC Console Server Menu Options Discover You can discover multiple servers in a single step and add them to the server tree. Servers are discovered using a Ping Sweep mechanism supported on servers running TCP/IP. To discover a range of servers with IP addresses, do the following steps: 1.

  • Page 25: View Menu Options

    Chapter 6 Using the Stand-alone ISC Console View Menu Options Icon View/List View Changes the format of the icons in the Tool Pane. The Navigation Pane The Navigation pane shows a tree view of servers with management tools that have been discovered. The tree view has expansion icons (“+”...

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