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Blade Self-Identification

 
steve drake
Advisor

Blade Self-Identification

We are implementing a symmetrical blade system. To coordinate error messages with the actual blade that the error occurred on, I need to get the blade number. Currently, I have implemented a WMI query for this using the SMBIOS type of 204 (0xcc). This structure identifies the blade. My question is two-fold: Is this the right way to do it, and will it continue to work for the foreseeable future?
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steve drake
Advisor

Re: Blade Self-Identification

Anybody at HP there??
steve drake
Advisor

Re: Blade Self-Identification

It's been a year. Still no response from HP. Anybody care?
juan quesada
Respected Contributor

Re: Blade Self-Identification

go to the blade section, this is for ml/dl servers
Blazhev_1
Honored Contributor

Re: Blade Self-Identification

Hi Steve,

this is not the way to get an authoritive HP answer, log a service call if you want answer from HP...
Further noone can guarantee you that it will work forever. I can't understand what exactly you want to do, but imho it seems that the problem is not even HP bladesystem related - it is for servers in general.

To get info, you can use either WBEM(WMI) or SNMP.

Can you please explain exactlier what you have configured and what you want to achieve

Regards
steve drake
Advisor

Re: Blade Self-Identification

We are utilizing all 16 blades to perform a common function (all running the same processes). In our programs we need to be able to identify which blade an individual process is running on - so when a failure occurs it can be logged against the proper blade and corrective action taken - such as turn that blade off. Within our programs, what design does HP suggest we use to identify the c7000 Bladesystem slot that a particular blade is in? As previously stated, we have implemented a solution that currently works - but want direction from HP if this is not the preferred method.

melvyn burnard
Honored Contributor

Re: Blade Self-Identification

If you "want direction" from HP, log a call with HP, or talk to your Account Manager if you have one
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