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Method and System for Directly Accessing a Blade Server System for Data Recovery and Diagnostics by Utilizing a Hard Disk Drive

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000234100D
Publication Date: 2014-Jan-13
Document File: 3 page(s) / 60K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for directly accessing a blade server system for data recovery and diagnostics by utilizing a hard disk drive. Upon a boot failure of the blade server system, the method and system enables a user or an administrator to access data and files by mounting the Hard Disk Drive (HDD) on a blade server chassis.

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Method and System for Directly Accessing a Blade Server System for Data Recovery and Diagnostics by Utilizing a Hard Disk Drive

Disclosed is a method and system for directly accessing a blade server system for data recovery and diagnostics by utilizing a Hard Disk Drive (HDD).

The method and system powers on the HDD of a blade and mounts the HDD on the blade server chassis as a mass storage device. The blade server manages multiple servers because of a management console configured in the blade server chassis. The chassis 's web interface already gives users the ability to power on or off individual servers which are remotely connected to the users through Keyboard, Video, and Mouse (KVM) mounted ISO files, and check hardware status. By using the chassis and the web interface, administrators are able to access data on the hard drives. Therefore, a user or an administrator accesses stored files and run diagnostics without dismantling hardware or booting through a live Compact Disk (CD).

The chassis collects information regarding power status, hardware, and remote KVM access from individual blades. Here, hardware information includes information regarding changes to the current system. The changes include, but are not limited to, giving the chassis access to the hard drive on the blade. The connection between the chassis and the hard drive acts like an internal Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection. The method enables the chassis to mount and access the hard drive...