discover blade servers and enclosures and their relationship

discover blade servers and enclosures and their relationship

Requirement: Discovery of Blade server, Blade Enclosure, Chassis, Rack and relationship between Blade and Blade Enclosure, Blade Enclosure and Rack etc.

This requirement is prevalent from quite sometime, where lot of customers are asking for inventory and topology information of Blade and Blade Enclosure etc. But so far we have not seen much progress on this requirement HP/HPE/MF uCMDB product. 

On the contrary, BMC ADDM has already implemented Blade, Blade Enclosure discovery long ago. Refer attached links for details:

  1. https://communities.bmc.com/community/bmcdn/discovery/blog/2015/06/03/announcing-the-availability-of-addm-102
  2. https://communities.bmc.com/thread/146219?start=0&tstart=0

Therefore Blade and Blade Enclosure inventory and topology discovery package in MF uCMDB can be designed and developed on the similar lines.

Since lots of these blades are used as ESXi servers in VMware Vcenter application, therefore Blades are already getting discovered with proper serial number in VMware Vcenter topology job. All we need is to discover the Blade Enclosure using SNMP or SSH.

For instance, If MF uCMDB is able populate the inventory from Dell Chassis Management Controller(CMC), then MF uCMDB can also be designed to relate already discovered Blades (used as ESXi server) with Blade Enclosures. 

Dell CMC already captures the inventory of Blades and Blades Enclosure.

https://www.dell.com/support/article/in/en/indhs1/sln311283/dell-chassis-management-controller-cmc?lang=en

 

Thanks & Regards,

Rohit Sobhani

2 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

Thank you for sharing your idea! It’s open for comments and kudos, and we’re looking forward to input from the community. Once there is enough community traction, it will be further reviewed by the product team

ViauJoc Respected Contributor.
Respected Contributor.

This used to exist for HPE Servers with the OneView connector. Unfortunately, it does not work anymore with the latest version of OneView.

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