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Managing the hp bladesystem c-class systems, 2nd edition.
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Managing HP BladeSystem c-Class systems
technology brief, 2
nd
Abstract.............................................................................................................................................. 2
Introduction......................................................................................................................................... 2
HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure ......................................................................................................... 2
HP Onboard Administrator ................................................................................................................... 3
Insight Display ................................................................................................................................. 4
Configuration logic .......................................................................................................................... 7
Role-based user accounts .................................................................................................................. 8
Thermal Logic management............................................................................................................... 8
Power logic management.................................................................................................................. 9
Enclosure bay IP addressing ............................................................................................................ 11
Onboard Administrator graphical user interface ................................................................................ 12
Onboard Administrator command line interface................................................................................. 12
c3000 KVM Module ...................................................................................................................... 13
HP Virtual Connect architecture ........................................................................................................... 14
Virtual Connect Manager................................................................................................................ 16
Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager ................................................................................................. 17
HP Insight Control Environment for BladeSystem .................................................................................... 19
BladeSystem management interface ................................................................................................. 21
Performance management and bottleneck analysis............................................................................. 21
Consolidated vulnerability and patch management ............................................................................ 21
Rapid Deployment Pack .................................................................................................................. 21
Virtual Machine Management Pack .................................................................................................. 22
HP Insight Control Environment for Linux............................................................................................... 22
HP Insight Dynamics-VSE ................................................................................................................... 23
The logical server........................................................................................................................... 24
Real-time capacity planning............................................................................................................. 25
Unified control ............................................................................................................................... 25
HP Server Migration Pack-Universal Edition ...................................................................................... 26
HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 .................................................................................................................. 26
iLO 2 Standard Blade Edition .......................................................................................................... 27
iLO Select Pack .............................................................................................................................. 27
For more information.......................................................................................................................... 28
Call to action .................................................................................................................................... 28
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Configuring the enclosure.............................................................................................................. 4
Communicating with local technicians............................................................................................. 6

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Managing HP BladeSystem c-Class systems technology brief, 2 edition Abstract.............................. 2 Introduction............................2 HP BladeSystem c-Class Enclosure ......................2 HP Onboard Administrator ........................3 Insight Display ..........................4 Configuring the enclosure......................4 Communicating with local technicians..................... 6 Configuration logic .......................... 7 Role-based user accounts ........................
  • Page 2: Abstract

    Abstract The HP BladeSystem c-Class consolidates power, cooling, connectivity, redundancy, and security into a modular, self-tuning, flexible infrastructure. Embedded management capabilities provide simple control interfaces. Management software monitors the infrastructure to streamline operations and increase productivity. The complete solution manages all components of the infrastructure as one system, saving administrators’...
  • Page 3: Hp Onboard Administrator

    four interconnect modules in a 6U rack-mount or tower configuration. Both enclosure models also include the Onboard Administrator (OA) and the Insight Display diagnostic LCD panel. Figure 1. Front and rear view of an HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure The c7000 enclosure offers options for an external Digital Video Disc (DVD) feature and a redundant Onboard Administrator module.
  • Page 4: Insight Display

    module cannot use the connection to the Onboard Administrator to communicate with another interconnect module. Customers using the HP BladeSystem c7000 Enclosure have the option of installing a second OA board to act as a redundant controller in an active-standby mode. The OA modules communicate with the iLO 2 management processors on each server blade to form the core of the management architecture for HP BladeSystem c-Class.
  • Page 5 The Insight Display simplifies initial enclosure setup, facilitates local administration, and provides PIN- based security. The Main Menu screen, depicted in Figure 3, provides access to the Initial Setup Installation Wizard, Enclosure Management, Power Management, and HP BladeSystem Diagnostics. The Enclosure Health icon on the bottom left corner of every screen indicates the health condition of the enclosure.
  • Page 6: Communicating With Local Technicians

    Communicating with local technicians The Insight Display menu provides a View User Note item (Figure 5). Administrators can use this feature to alert personnel about a specific situation or to provide important information. For example, administrators can use this screen to display helpful information such as contact phone. Figure 5.
  • Page 7: Configuration Logic

    Figure 6. BladeSystem c-Class web GUI initiated Insight Display Chat Figure 7. BladeSystem c-Class Insight Display Chat Configuration logic One of the major advantages of the HP BladeSystem c-Class is its flexibility in allowing customers to configure the system in any way they desire. To assist the IT administrator in the configuration and setup process, the Onboard Administrator verifies the following attributes for each blade and interconnect module as they are added to the enclosure: •...
  • Page 8: Role-based User Accounts

    • Cooling—The OA makes sure there is sufficient cooling capacity for the server blade or interconnect module. • Location—If the enclosure is not fully populated, the OA makes sure that server blades, storage blades, Active Cool fans, and power supplies are in the correct locations to receive the proper cooling and to support the chosen power configuration.
  • Page 9: Power Logic Management

    action to maintain the enclosure's ability to operate, including adjusting fan speed, reducing power consumption, or performing shutdowns on some or all subsystems. The Fan Zones tab on the OA Thermal Subsystem page (Figure 8) gives a real-time, single-screen, zone-by-zone view of the thermal operating conditions.
  • Page 10 On the Rack Overview page (Figure 9), the Onboard Administrator summarizes the power and thermal information for all the c-Class enclosures linked in a rack. The information displayed includes the present power for each enclosure, the ambient temperature of the enclosure, and a rack cooling requirement in BTU/hr.
  • Page 11: Enclosure Bay Ip Addressing

    standby to increase overall enclosure power subsystem efficiency. When Dynamic Power Savings mode is disabled, all power supplies share the load equally. Enclosure bay IP addressing The Onboard Administrator significantly enhances the management network infrastructure by offering a single point from which to assign IP addresses to the server blade iLO 2 management ports and the interconnect module management ports.
  • Page 12: Onboard Administrator Graphical User Interface

    Onboard Administrator graphical user interface The GUI provides remote administration capabilities from a desktop web-browser. The GUI allows administrators to simplify tasks such as managing users and network settings, Virtual Power control, boot order control, and enclosure DVD attachment to one or more blades. The GUI can also simplify administrative tasks when identical operations are performed on multiple server blades.
  • Page 13: C3000 Kvm Module

    Administrator CLI supports role-based user accounts, provides for auto login to iLO 2 devices, and provides a utility for configuring or updating iLO 2 using existing XML scripts. Figure 12. Onboard Administrator Command Line Interface c3000 KVM Module This option module for the c3000 enclosure provides an easy method to connect a standard VGA monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the enclosure and connect to any of the server video consoles.
  • Page 14: Hp Virtual Connect Architecture

    Figure 13. c3000 KVM Option Main Menu HP Virtual Connect architecture Virtual Connect is an interconnect option for HP BladeSystem c-Class that simplifies server connectivity by reducing physical cabling and virtualizing network assignments. It puts an abstraction layer between the servers and their external networks so that LANs and SANs see a pool of servers instead of individual servers.
  • Page 15 Figure 14. Illustration depicting the Virtual Connect modules in an HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosure Virtual Connect cleanly separates server and network management to optimize infrastructure deployment and operations (Figure 15). It allows network administrators to pre-assign network connections, even to empty server bays. During Virtual Connect installation, the LAN and SAN administrators are responsible for defining the networks, subnets, and storage LUNs that the servers will use, but they no longer have to be involved in every server-centric change.
  • Page 16: Virtual Connect Manager

    Figure 15. Virtual Connect reduces complexity and creates an adaptive infrastructure Virtual Connect Manager HP Virtual Connect Manager is a web-based console that manages local connectivity for individual enclosures running Virtual Connect Ethernet and Fibre Channel modules. It configures network parameters and defines server connection profiles for available LANs and SANs.
  • Page 17: Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager

    Figure 16. HP Virtual Connect Manager Profile summary screen where IT administrators can create, edit, and delete Virtual Connect profiles Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager The HP Virtual Connect Enterprise Manager (VCEM) is an application that simplifies the management of multiple BladeSystem c-Class enclosures configured with Virtual Connect Ethernet and Fibre Channel modules.
  • Page 18 • Virtual Connect Domain Groups of enclosures (Figure 18) that use common baselines to assign and control sever connection profiles for multiple enclosures connected to the same networks. This increases infrastructure consistency, reduces complexity, and simplifies changes to multiple enclosures. •...
  • Page 19: Hp Insight Control Environment For Bladesystem

    Figure 18. Depiction of central network address management and Virtual Connect Domain Groups for enclosures connected to the same LANs and SANs Together, Virtual Connect and VCEM create a change-ready infrastructure that enables system administrators to respond faster to changing workload and business demands. Administrators can add, replace, and recover physical blade servers across the datacenter in minutes without affecting production LAN and SAN availability.
  • Page 20 reduces manual procedures and time to production. Insight Control Environment for BladeSystem provides comprehensive system health, remote control, vulnerability scanning, and patch management, as well as flexible deployment, virtual machine management, and power management. Insight Control Environment for BladeSystem is delivered on DVD media with HP BladeSystem c-Class enclosures.
  • Page 21: Bladesystem Management Interface

    BladeSystem management interface The blade interface in HP Systems Insight Manage installs with any HP SIM installation. BladeSystem management capabilities of HP SIM include automatically drawn views of blade rack topology. The blade interface in HP SIM also enables users to quickly navigate their entire blade environment using tree views and the blade rack and enclosure views.
  • Page 22: Virtual Machine Management Pack

    Virtual Machine Management Pack The ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack (VMMP) provides integrated management and control of physical and virtual infrastructures: • Support for heterogeneous virtualization platforms from VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix • Identification of virtual machines (VMs) or host servers reaching high CPU, memory, or disk utilization levels •...
  • Page 23: Hp Insight Dynamics-vse

    Figure 19. Block diagram of HP Insight Control Environment for Linux HP Insight Dynamics–VSE HP Insight Dynamics–VSE is the first integrated solution that enables administrators to continuously analyze and optimize physical and virtual resources in exactly the same way. This class of management software enables an adaptive infrastructure, with all the freedom and flexibility of virtualization delivered across a physical HP BladeSystem infrastructure.
  • Page 24: The Logical Server

    administrators to manage both physical and virtual resources from a user interface that is consistent with HP SIM. The logical server A logical server is a server profile that can be easily created and freely moved across physical and virtual resources. By detaching the logical identity from the physical resource, administrators can—on demand—create or move logical servers on any suitable virtual or physical machine (Figure 20).
  • Page 25: Real-time Capacity Planning

    Real-time capacity planning HP Insight Dynamics–VSE includes the industry’s most advanced real-time capacity planning tools. It allows administrators to continuously analyze server capacity and power use. The software’s Capacity Advisor collects and analyzes more than a thousand data points per server per day from virtual and physical resources.
  • Page 26: Hp Server Migration Pack-universal Edition

    HP Server Migration Pack–Universal Edition HP Server Migration Pack–Universal Edition enables administrators to physically and virtually migrate HP BladeSystem c-Class servers from a single console. Its point-click-and-migrate functionality automates the process of migrating to a new server. Essentially, it migrates all the drivers that the administrator would normally move manually and then moves all the existing data, applications, and operating system as well.
  • Page 27: Ilo 2 Standard Blade Edition

    configured for continuous, static low power mode or for dynamic power savings mode in which power is automatically adjusted to match CPU demand. Additional information on the HP Power Regulator is provided in the paper titled “Power Regulator for ProLiant,” available at http://www.hp.com/servers/power-regulator. Additional information on HP Integrated Lights-Out 2, including iLO Select Pack, is available at http://www.hp.com/go/iLO.
  • Page 28: For More Information

    Call to action Send comments about this paper to TechCom@HP.com. © 2008 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.

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