Server tour: Management

Server tour: Management


Server
vendors of ten provide additional software that allows you to access
data that is returned by SNMP agents. HP’s System Management Homepage
is one such web-application. This image shows the status of the SAS
controller within our server.

The
IPMI interface on most servers usually feature a web server instance to
monitor and maintain the server. This image shows the virtual power
button features – if your server has locked up it’s simple to force a
restart – even from a remote location.

Ilo2 – The IPMI web interface can also display SNMP data. This image
shows a plot of power consumption versus time for the last 24 hours.

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The Full Tour
A typical rack server
Opening it up
Heatsink CPU and fans
Memory slots and graphics card
Power supply
The USB and LED panels
Storage options
Cables
Managing the server