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Method and apparatus for comprehensive event and health management in ultradense modular server platforms

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009380D
Publication Date: 2002-Aug-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 105K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for comprehensive event and health management in ultradense modular server platforms. Benefits include improved usability and improved performance.

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Method and apparatus for comprehensive event and health management in ultradense modular server platforms

Disclosed is a method and apparatus for comprehensive event and health management in ultradense modular server platforms. Benefits include improved usability and improved performance.

General description

              The disclosed method is health and event management in a chassis management module for ultradense servers. The method manages the following items:

·        Server blades

·        Chassis

·        Backplane

·        Management module

              Event management architecture has two major components (see Figure 1), the system health and event monitor (SHEM) and the node event manager (NEM). NEM manages the health and event status and control actions for individual server blades. SHEM manages the health and event status of the server unit as single entity, which makes the event management state measurable as minor, major, or critical.

              When the user queries SHEM, it returns the state of the entire chassis and provides details about the unhealthy server blade(s) that put the server in an unhealthy state. SHEM delegates all queries about a particular server blade to the NEM responsible for those server blades. If a server blade is removed, SHEM resets the event state to not include the removed blade. Removing a server blade reported to be not healthy may change the server health state to OK, if the only cause of the not healthy state was the server blade.

      NEM responsibilities include:

·        Mai...