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ProLiant IPMI monitoring - Possible values of Megacell Status sensor

 
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ProLiant IPMI monitoring - Possible values of Megacell Status sensor

I am monitoring ProLiant servers via IPMI (mostly DL360 and D380 gen9 and gen10).

 

A server with a good storage battery returns value 4 for the Megacell Status IPMI sensor. A server with a failed battery returns 6.

 

Where can I find all the possible values for the Megacell Battery Sensor so I can set proper triggers in my monitoring system? Or even better, where can I  find values for all the IPMI sensors?

 

Thanks,

Felipe.

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Re: ProLiant IPMI monitoring - Possible values of Megacell Status sensor

The Megacell status is of type 0x29 Battery. Looking at the IPMI specs, we can find the defined values.

$ ipmitool -I lanplus -U someuser -H 10.10.10.1 -P somepassword sdr get "Megacell Status" -v
Running Get PICMG Properties my_addr 0x20, transit 0, target 0x20
Error response 0xc1 from Get PICMG Properities
Running Get VSO Capabilities my_addr 0x20, transit 0, target 0x20
Invalid completion code received: Invalid command
Discovered IPMB address 0x0
Sensor ID : Megacell Status (0xbb)
Entity ID : 40.1 (Battery)
Sensor Type (Discrete): Battery (0x29)   <<<<<<<<<<<<<
Sensor Reading : 0h
Event Message Control : Per-threshold
States Asserted : Battery
[Presence Detected]
Assertions Enabled : Battery
[Failed]
OEM : 0

As described on section 42 of the following document:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/servers/ipmi/ipmi-intelligent-platform-mgt-interface-spec-2nd-gen-v2-0-spec-update.html

Type 0x29 (discrete) has the following bitmap:

0x00 - Battery Low / Predictive Failure

0x01 - Battery Failed

0x02 - Battery Presence Detected

 

 

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Re: ProLiant IPMI monitoring - Possible values of Megacell Status sensor

Hello 

With regad to you query, you can try the following command to get all the values the IPMI sensors details.

esxcli hardware ipmi sdr list

 

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