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conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

craig2004
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conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

Can we use conrep to extract & apply RBSU setting on the XL170R G9's ?

Looking at the scripting toolkit (v11.05) there's no conrep xml file for this particular model.

Thanks.

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

Yes, the HPE Scripting Toolkit will work with the XL170r Gen9. The direcotry that contains several server specific conrep files, are files required by the systems listed. Generlly speaking a special conrep file isn't needed for the majority of ProLiant servers..

 




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craig2004
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Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

Thanks, conrep without a specific xml file is able to extract the data.

Is it correct that if a RBSU parameter isn't being captured by conrep (eg Servive Options / Hardware P-State Control) then we can't set it using conrep ?

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Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9


wrote:

Thanks, conrep without a specific xml file is able to extract the data.

Is it correct that if a RBSU parameter isn't being captured by conrep (eg Servive Options / Hardware P-State Control) then we can't set it using conrep ?


P-State can be controlled, but it requires working with two different settings depending on how you want to change things

<Section Name=HP_Power_Profile"
<Section Name="HP_Power_Regulator"

If you look at the conrep.xml file in the toolkit you can see all the available options for these two settings.  Normally P-State is set by selecting one of the preset profiles, but if you want OS Control Mode you must set Power_Profile to custom. 

<Section name="HP_Power_Profile">
<helptext><![CDATA[Selects the level of power versus performance for the system.]]></helptext>

<ev>CQHPWR</ev>
<length>1</length>
<value id="0x00">Balanced</value>
<value id="0x01">Minimum_Power</value>
<value id="0x02">Maximum_Performance</value>
<value id="0x03">Custom</value>
<mask>0x03</mask>
<byte>0</byte>
</Section>

 

<Section name="HP_Power_Regulator">
<helptext><![CDATA[Allows tuning of the system power usage]]></helptext>
<ev>CQHPER</ev>
<length>3</length>
<value id="0x00">OS_Control_Mode</value>
<value id="0x01">HP_Static_Low_Power_Mode</value>
<value id="0x02">HP_Dynamic_Power_Savings_Mode</value>
<value id="0x03">HP_Static_High_Performance_Mode</value>
<mask>0x03</mask>
<byte>1</byte>
</Section>

 




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craig2004
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Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

Thanks.

Maybe I'm missing something but when I manually set in RBSU:

HP_Power_Profile to "Custom"

Thermal_Configuration to "Maximum Cooling"; and

Hardware P-State Control to "Autonomous"

And compare conrep exports taken before and after the RBSU changes I only see 2 differences in the files, Power Profile & Thermal Config.

 

 

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9


wrote:

Thanks.

Maybe I'm missing something but when I manually set in RBSU:

HP_Power_Profile to "Custom"

Thermal_Configuration to "Maximum Cooling"; and

Hardware P-State Control to "Autonomous"

And compare conrep exports taken before and after the RBSU changes I only see 2 differences in the files, Power Profile & Thermal Config. 


Under what RBSU setting are you seeing >Hardware P-State Control to "Autonomous"<




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craig2004
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Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

ctrl-A on the main RBSU screen brings up the service options inc hardware P-state.

Thanks.

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

I'm not seeing that service option on my system, can you provide a screenshot? What version is the System ROM




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craig2004
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Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

This host is running U14 v2.30 (09/12/2016)

Don't worry too much about this, we're no longer planning on changing the P-State from the default but it is curious that conrep doesn't support this RBSU setting.

Thanks.

p-state.png

Jimmy Vance
HPE Pro

Re: conrep on a PROLIANT XL170R G9

The advanced services option are not included in the default conrep.cml file.  Please refer to the low latency guide page 17 for adding additional values into conrep.xml.

For Hardware_P-State_Control the following XML is required

- <Section name="Hardware_P-State_Control">
    - <helptext>
      - <![CDATA[
               Use this option to disable or enable Hardware P-States. Selecting Autonomous would enable P-State Control.
         ]]>
        </helptext>
        <ev>CQHHWP</ev>
       <length>1</length>
       <value id="0x01">Autonomous</value>
       <value id="0x00">Disabled</value>
       <mask>0xFF</mask>
       <byte>0</byte>
 </Section>

Configuring and tuning HPE ProLiant Servers for low-latency applications
https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c01804533

 

 




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