CN101000572A - Mainframe management system and method - Google Patents

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CN101000572A
CN101000572A CN 200610001165 CN200610001165A CN101000572A CN 101000572 A CN101000572 A CN 101000572A CN 200610001165 CN200610001165 CN 200610001165 CN 200610001165 A CN200610001165 A CN 200610001165A CN 101000572 A CN101000572 A CN 101000572A
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陈连埙
王宗斌
卢晓芬
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A mainframe management system comprises at least one service unit, the first and the second control units for managing operation state of said service unit, system management bus for connecting service unit to the first and the second control units. The said management system can conveniently and quickly finalize the setting of master control end and spare control end on blade server.

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Cabinet management system and method
Technical field
The invention relates to a kind of cabinet management system and method, particularly set the main control end of blade server and the cabinet management system and the method for standby end by System Management Bus about a kind of.
Background technology
Can put into the nearly blade mainboard more than 20 according to demand in the blade server case traditionally, but since the blade server intensive build and put a plurality of mainboards, provide high processing usefulness, so become the equipment of high-effect network system indispensability.
Be generally the inner a plurality of blade mainboards installed of monitoring blade server, so one of them that can select these a plurality of blade mainboards is as main control end, and this main control end tends to be connected with network system, as this blade server and extraneous pipeline of linking up, and when this blade mainboard generation problem, relevant problem information is externally transmitted, or obtain the operation conditions of each blade mainboard by this main control end for remote monitoring person.
For avoiding main control end to break down having influence on the normal operation of whole blade server, also can decide one of them as standby end (slave) by alternative in these a plurality of blade mainboards, when main control end (master) can't normally be moved, take over the work of main control end, become the normal operation that main control end is kept blade server.
Traditionally, when standby termination temporary substitute is done to take place, be by CPLD (Complex Programmable Logic Device with hardware mode; CPLD) selector switch is transferred to above-mentioned standby end execution with the work that main control end is carried out.What this must propose explanation is because this CPLD has for affiliated technical field and knows that usually the knowledgeable is a known technology, therefore not repeat them here.Yet, the configuration of main control end and standby end generally all is the design realizations with hardware circuit, therefore do not have elasticity, moreover, main control end is the framework that belongs to different with standby end, thereby also increase cost being set and needing the CPLD selector switch to switch to the main control end that can normally move of taking over job relatively, and therefore, the problem that causes cost to increase.
Summary of the invention
For overcoming above-mentioned prior art problems, the invention provides a kind of cabinet management system and method, can make things convenient for and the blade server is finished main control end and standby end apace setting.
The invention provides a kind of cabinet management system and method, can under the situation that does not increase hardware, realize the setting of blade server main control end and standby end, also can be switched simultaneously, improved setting elasticity according to user's demand.
Cabinet management system of the present invention comprises: at least one service unit; First control module and second control module, the operation conditions of managing this service unit; And System Management Bus, the Connection Service unit and first control module and second control module, when this first control module and second control module are connected with System Management Bus, one of them sends the request of looking for main control end this first control module or second control module by this System Management Bus, this System Management Bus can't respond the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus in the given time, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at main control end, and sets the address of this main control end at this System Management Bus; Otherwise, when this send first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them in the given time this System Management Bus respond the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at standby end, and set this standby end in the address of this System Management Bus, the management channel that this System Management Bus is set up this first control module and second control module and service unit according to main control end that sets and standby end address.
Shelf management method of the present invention, be applied in the cabinet management system, this cabinet management system has at least one service unit, first control module and second control module, and this first control module and second control module are connected with this service unit by System Management Bus, this first control module and second control module are managed the running situation of this service unit, this method comprises: when this first control module and second control module are connected with System Management Bus, send the request of looking for main control end; This System Management Bus can't respond the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus in the given time, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at main control end, and sets the address of this main control end at this System Management Bus; Otherwise, this System Management Bus responds the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus in the given time, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at standby end, and sets the address of this standby end at this System Management Bus; And this System Management Bus management channel of setting up this first control module and second control module and service unit according to main control end that sets and standby end address.
Cabinet management system of the present invention and method are by System Management Bus (SystemManagement Bus, SM Bus) bus characteristics, can make things convenient for and the blade server is finished main control end and standby end apace setting, therefore do not need to set main control end and standby end with existing CPLD selector switch, therefore can reduce cost, also can be switched simultaneously, improved setting elasticity according to user's demand.
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Fig. 1 is the basic framework block schematic diagram of cabinet management system of the present invention; And
Fig. 2 is the operation workflow synoptic diagram of shelf management method of the present invention.
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Fig. 1 shows cabinet management system block schematic diagram of the present invention, and as shown in Figure 1, cabinet management system 1 of the present invention comprises at least one service unit 10, first control module 110, second control module 111 and System Management Bus 12.This service unit 10, first control module 110 and second control module 111 are set up the network annexation by this System Management Bus 12.Cabinet management system 1 of the present invention is applied in the blade server, utilizes Intelligent Platform Management Bus (Intelligent Platform Management Bus; IPMB), main control end and the standby end in the blade server of the bus characteristics of System Management Bus (System Management Bus, SM Bus) setting just.
The device that for example provides KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) module that data output/input handles or a plurality of blade mainboards etc. to be managed that is positioned at blade server (blade server) is provided this service unit 10; This first control module 110 and second control module 111 are the running statuses that are used to manage all service units 10, it for example is a blade mainboard that is selected from this blade server, or be added on circuit board in this blade server outward, and the framework of each control module (110,111) can be adjusted into identical or different assembly according to actual demand, and the quantity of control module is not limited to first control module 110 and second control module 111 of present embodiment, also can be a plurality of; With regard to present embodiment, only wherein a control module is a main control end, and all the other are standby end, and present embodiment is that the control module that is connected with this System Management Bus 12 earlier is a main control end, and latter linked control module is standby end.
What this must propose explanation be, because this service unit 10, first control module 110, second control module 111 and System Management Bus 12 are members of general blade server indispensability, and be the technology that the blade server technician is familiar with, so do not state for the civilian gift presented to a senior at one's first visit as a mark of esteem at this.One of them be a main control end below only how to set these first control modules 110 or second control module 111 by System Management Bus 12 with regard to cabinet management system of the present invention 1, and then sets up the management channel of each control module (110 and 111) and service unit 10.
Wherein, at this control module (110 or 111) when being connected with System Management Bus 12, send the request of looking for main control end by this System Management Bus 12, if this System Management Bus 12 can't respond relevant for the address of main control end at System Management Bus 12 in the given time, then this sends the control module (110 or 111) of looking for the main control end request and is set at main control end, and sets the address of this main control end at this System Management Bus 12; Otherwise, when this send look for the main control end request control module (110 or 111) in the given time the relevant main control end of this System Management Bus 12 responses in the address of System Management Bus 12, then this sends the control module (110 or 111) of looking for the main control end request and is set at standby end, and set this standby end in the address of this System Management Bus 12, make this System Management Bus 12 set up the management channel of this first control module 110 and second control module 111 and service unit 10 according to main control end that sets and standby end address.
Wherein, after the main control end and the setting of standby end of this first control module 110 and second control module 111, if the user will revise the result who sets, can force to switch the result who sets according to user's demand, one of its implementation is for example at the input block (this do not mark) of this control module (110 and 111) setting just like button, receive the switching signal of user's input at this input block after, this System Management Bus 12 switches according to the main control end address and the standby end address that had before set; Moreover, another kind of implementation is at this control module (110 and 111) for example Network Transmission interface of network interface card to be set, be connected with network system (for example Intranet or Internet etc.) by this Network Transmission interface, can receive the switching signal that transmits by this network system, forcibly this control module (110 and 111) be carried out the switching of main control end and standby end.
Fig. 2 is the operational scheme synoptic diagram of shelf management method of the present invention.At first, execution in step S1, the System Management Bus 12 to this cabinet management system 1 defines the address that connected control module (110 and 111) is made as main control end and standby end respectively in advance, then enters step S2.
In step S2, this control module (110 or 111) is connected with System Management Bus 12, and make this control module (110 or 111) carry out the initialization operation, just make this control module (110 or 111) send the request of looking for main control end, then enter step S3 by this System Management Bus 12.
In step S3, judge whether to find main control end, just this send look for the main control end request control module (110 or 111) in the given time, judge whether this System Management Bus 12 responds about be provided with control module (110 or 111) on System Management Bus 12 defined main control end addresses, if this relevant defined main control end address of System Management Bus 12 responses is provided with control module (just finding main control end), then enter step S5; Otherwise, then enter step S4.
In step S4, this sends control module (110 or 111) the setting local terminal of looking for the main control end request is main control end, and sets the address of this main control end at this System Management Bus 12, can finish the processing that shelf management method of the present invention is provided with for main control end.
In step S5, this sends control module (110 or 111) the setting local terminal of looking for the main control end request is standby end, and sets this standby end in the address of this System Management Bus 12, can finish the processing that shelf management method of the present invention is provided with for standby end.
What this must propose explanation be, very synchronous for avoiding two control modules (110 and 111) to be connected the initialization operation of being carried out the back with this System Management Bus 12, cause two main control end to exist simultaneously, so carry out utilizing in the initialization procedure IPMB characteristic of System Management Bus at this control module (110 or 111), at a control module (110 or 111) when taking bus, another control module (110 or 111) must be waited for, after bus is released, before the start bit of sending the IPMB package, wait for a bit of time earlier, so can avoid two control modules (110 and 111) to be made as the conflict of main control end simultaneously.
As from the foregoing, whether the control module of cabinet management system 1 of the present invention (110 and 111) is prejudged this main control end and is existed with at the beginning of this System Management Bus 12 is connected, with convenient and finish the setting of main control end and standby end apace.Moreover, because this System Management Bus 12 is to link up between each blade type mainboard in the blade server to handle the interface that generally uses, so can under the situation that does not increase hardware, realize setting to main control end and standby end, also can switch simultaneously according to user's demand, thereby improved setting elasticity, and do not need CPLD (CPLD) selector switch to carry out the switching of main control end and standby end, therefore solved existing problem of carrying out main control end and the cost increase that standby end is set and switching causes with CPLD.

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1. a cabinet management system is characterized in that, this system comprises:
At least one service unit;
First control module and second control module, the operation conditions of managing this service unit; And
System Management Bus, the Connection Service unit and first control module and second control module, when this first control module and second control module are connected with System Management Bus, one of them sends the request of looking for main control end this first control module or second control module by this System Management Bus, this System Management Bus can't respond the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus in the given time, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at main control end, and sets the address of this main control end at this System Management Bus; Otherwise, when this send first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them in the given time this System Management Bus respond the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at standby end, and set this standby end in the address of this System Management Bus, the management channel that this System Management Bus is set up this first control module and second control module and service unit according to main control end that sets and standby end address.
2. cabinet management system as claimed in claim 1, this system also comprises an input block, in order to the input switching signal, forcibly this first control module and second control module is carried out the switching of main control end and standby end.
3. cabinet management system as claimed in claim 2 is characterized in that, this input block is provided in a side of in this first control module and second control module.
4. cabinet management system as claimed in claim 1, it is characterized in that, this first control module and second control module also have the Network Transmission interface, be connected with network system, and the switching signal that can transmit by this network system receiving remote, forcibly this first control module and second control module are carried out the switching of main control end and standby end.
5. shelf management method, be applied in the cabinet management system, this cabinet management system has at least one service unit, first control module and second control module, and this first control module and second control module are connected with this service unit by System Management Bus, the operation conditions that supplies this first control module and second control module to manage this service unit, this method comprises:
When this first control module and second control module are connected with System Management Bus, send the request of looking for main control end;
This System Management Bus can't respond the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus in the given time, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at main control end, and sets the address of this main control end at this System Management Bus;
Otherwise, this System Management Bus responds the address of relevant main control end at System Management Bus in the given time, then this sends first control module of looking for the main control end request or second control module one of them is set at standby end, and sets the address of this standby end at this System Management Bus; And
The management channel that this System Management Bus is set up this first control module and second control module and service unit according to main control end that sets and standby end address.
6. shelf management method as claimed in claim 5, it is characterized in that, this method also is included in after this System Management Bus sets up the management channel of this first control module and second control module and service unit according to main control end that sets and standby end address, this System Management Bus also according to received switching signal, forcibly carries out the switching of main control end and standby end to this first control module and second control module.
7. shelf management method as claimed in claim 6 is characterized in that, the received switching signal of this System Management Bus be from this first control module or second control module one of them.
8. shelf management method as claimed in claim 7 is characterized in that, this switching signal is received by the input block that is located in this first control module and second control module.
9. shelf management method as claimed in claim 7, it is characterized in that, this switching signal is received by being located at one of them Network Transmission interface of this first control module or second control module, this Network Transmission interface is connected with network system, the switching signal that transmits by this network system receiving remote.
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