CN102063268B - Control method of blade server storage equipment - Google Patents

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CN102063268B
CN102063268B CN 201010596092 CN201010596092A CN102063268B CN 102063268 B CN102063268 B CN 102063268B CN 201010596092 CN201010596092 CN 201010596092 CN 201010596092 A CN201010596092 A CN 201010596092A CN 102063268 B CN102063268 B CN 102063268B
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The invention provides a control method of blade server storage equipment. The method comprises the following steps of: sending storage equipment control information with a control indication identity to a storage equipment interface by a management module; and receiving the storage equipment control information by the storage equipment interface and controlling the storage equipment according to the control indicator. The control method of the blade server storage equipment, provided by the invention, can be utilized to elaborate the control indication between a blade and the storage equipment and free the blade from concrete control indication operation so as to lighten the workload of the blade, and in addition, is favorable to the centralized management of the blade and the storage equipment so as to simplify the system operation.

Description

The control method of blade server storage equipment

Technical field

The present invention relates to the blade server field, relate in particular to the control method of blade server storage equipment.

Background technology

At present, blade server system is as the nova in the server, answer that network is developed in depth and breadth, the demand of user's cluster management and constantly expansion and being born, be the low-cost server platform of a kind of high available high density (HAHD, HighAvailability High Density).The high bulk density that blade server system has, optimization are disposed, are made things convenient for the clear superiorities such as management, resource sharing, high performance-price ratio, have made it become the main direction of server development.

Blade server system now is a kind of high-density systems, usually can hold several to tens, 20 calculation blades, the data volume that these blades are processed and stored is increasing, requirement for storage system is also more and more higher, therefore, the storage problem of these blades has become to hinder one of key factor of blade server development.

In the Chinese patent application of application number for CN200610114383.0A, provide a kind of blade server, comprise storage unit, wherein, also comprise without disc blades and memory controller, wherein memory controller is used for the managed storage unit, and finishes the storage access operations to storage unit; Be connected with memory bus with memory controller without disc blades, by memory controller storage unit carried out memory access.

Above-mentioned blade server is separated blade and storage unit, and utilizes memory controller to carry out unified management for storage unit, has solved because blade is combined with hard disk that the hard disk utilization factor that causes is low, poor-performing and the bad problem of heat radiation.

Yet, administration module in the above-mentioned blade server only limits to blade and corresponding memory device are coupled together, do not carry out refinement and will control indication, so just a large amount of control indication work has been left for blade, increase undoubtedly the workload of blade, also be unfavorable for the unified management for blade and memory device.

Summary of the invention

Only limit to blade and corresponding memory device are coupled together for administration module in the prior art, do not carry out refinement and will control indication, increased the blade work amount, the defective that is unfavorable for the unified management of blade and memory device, the invention discloses a kind of control method of blade server storage equipment, solved and how refinement has been indicated in control between blade and the memory device, and so that blade needn't carry out the technical matters of concrete control indication work again.

According to the control method of a kind of blade server storage equipment of the present invention, wherein, comprising: administration module has the memory device of controlling sign to the storage device interface transmission and controls information; And storage device interface receives memory device and controls information, and carries out controlling of memory device according to controlling sign.

Preferably, controlling sign comprises: write sign, read sign and the sign that resets.

Preferably, carry out controlling of memory device and comprise according to controlling sign: according to writing sign, memory device is controlled storage device configurations data write storage device interface in the information; And storage device interface is according to the storage device configurations data, with storage device configurations to the respective blade in the blade server.

Preferably, storage device interface is the corresponding connecting interfaces of a plurality of storage device configurations, to realize the configuration between memory device and the blade.

Preferably, carry out controlling of memory device and comprise according to controlling sign: according to the sign that resets, storage device interface resets to the configuration of memory device and blade.

Preferably, carry out controlling of memory device and comprise according to controlling sign: according to reading sign, storage device interface sends to administration module with the information corresponding with reading sign.

Preferably, the information corresponding with reading sign has memory device groove position and storage device type.

Preferably, the information corresponding with reading sign also has VPD.

Preferably, VPD comprises production code member, supplier number, hardware version, firmware version, memory device temperature and memory device voltage.

Preferably, memory device is SAS storer or SATA storer, and administration module is the CMM module.

Utilize the control method of a kind of blade server storage equipment of the present invention, can be with control indication refinement between blade and the memory device, and so that blade needn't carry out concrete control indication work again, alleviated the workload of blade, and be conducive to the unified management for blade and memory device, simplified system's operation.

Other features and advantages of the present invention will be set forth in the following description, and, partly from instructions, become apparent, perhaps understand by implementing the present invention.Purpose of the present invention and other advantages can realize and obtain by specifically noted structure in the instructions of writing, claims and accompanying drawing.

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Accompanying drawing is used to provide a further understanding of the present invention, and consists of the part of instructions, is used for together with embodiments of the present invention explaining the present invention, is not construed as limiting the invention.In the accompanying drawings:

Fig. 1 is the overview flow chart according to the control method of the blade server storage equipment of the embodiment of the invention;

Fig. 2 is the process flow diagram of the control method of blade server storage equipment according to an embodiment of the invention;

Fig. 3 is the process flow diagram of the control method of blade server storage equipment according to another embodiment of the present invention;

Fig. 4 is the process flow diagram according to the control method of the blade server storage equipment of further embodiment of this invention.

Embodiment

Below in conjunction with accompanying drawing the preferred embodiments of the present invention are described, should be appreciated that preferred embodiment described herein only is used for description and interpretation the present invention, is not intended to limit the present invention.

Fig. 1 is the overview flow chart according to the control method of the blade server storage equipment of the embodiment of the invention.

Step S102: administration module has the memory device of controlling sign to the storage device interface transmission and controls information.

Step S104: storage device interface receives memory device and controls information, and carries out controlling of memory device according to controlling sign.Wherein, memory device is SAS storer or SATA storer, and administration module is the CMM module.

Wherein, control sign and include but not limited to, write sign, read sign and the sign that resets.Below will with three concrete signs as three specific embodiments, present embodiment be specifically described.

Utilize the control method of the blade server storage equipment of present embodiment, can be with control indication refinement between blade and the memory device, and so that blade needn't carry out concrete control indication work again, alleviated the workload of blade, and be conducive to the unified management for blade and memory device, simplified system's operation.

Embodiment 1

Fig. 2 is the process flow diagram of the control method of blade server storage equipment according to an embodiment of the invention.

Step S202: administration module sends the memory device with the sign of writing to storage device interface and controls information.

Step S204: storage device interface receives memory device and controls information, and according to writing sign, and memory device is controlled storage device configurations data write storage device interface in the information.

Step S206: storage device interface is according to the storage device configurations data, with storage device configurations to the respective blade in the blade server.

Wherein, storage device interface is the corresponding connecting interfaces of a plurality of storage device configurations, to realize the configuration between memory device and the blade.

Utilize the control method of the blade server storage equipment of present embodiment, control indication between blade and the memory device specifically can be refined as write operation, and so that blade needn't carry out concrete control indication work again, alleviated the workload of blade, and be conducive to the unified management for blade and memory device, simplified system's operation.

Embodiment 2

Fig. 3 is the process flow diagram of the control method of blade server storage equipment according to another embodiment of the present invention.

Step S302: administration module sends the memory device with the sign that resets to storage device interface and controls information.

Step S304: storage device interface receives memory device and controls information, and according to the sign that resets, storage device interface resets to the configuration of memory device and blade.

Utilize the control method of the blade server storage equipment of present embodiment, control indication between blade and the memory device specifically can be refined as reset operation, and so that blade needn't carry out concrete control indication work again, alleviated the workload of blade, and be conducive to the unified management for blade and memory device, simplified system's operation.

Embodiment 3

Fig. 4 is the process flow diagram according to the control method of the blade server storage equipment of further embodiment of this invention.

Step S402: administration module sends the memory device with the sign of reading to storage device interface and controls information.

Step S404: storage device interface receives memory device and controls information, and according to reading sign, storage device interface sends to administration module with the information corresponding with reading sign.

Wherein, the information corresponding with reading sign has memory device groove position and storage device type.The information corresponding with reading sign also has VPD.VPD comprises production code member, supplier number, hardware version, firmware version, memory device temperature and memory device voltage.

Utilize the control method of the blade server storage equipment of present embodiment, control indication between blade and the memory device specifically can be refined as read operation, and so that blade needn't carry out concrete control indication work again, alleviated the workload of blade, and be conducive to the unified management for blade and memory device, simplified system's operation.In addition, can also carry out Real Time Monitoring for the memory device in the system, guarantee the normal operation of system.

Below will by an example, engage the address of concrete operation sign and corresponding form description above-described embodiment of effect.

At first, when the blade in the blade server was wanted to utilize memory device, administration module phase storage device interface sent the memory device with operation sign and controls information.Wherein, the head sign that memory device is controlled information has represented concrete action type namely to operate sign, includes but not limited to write sign, reads sign and the sign that resets.For example, when section is designated 0x01 right overhead, represents the administration module indication mechanism and carry out write operation for memory device, what write among the 0x04-0x39 of address is concrete data.When section is designated 0x02 right overhead, represents the administration module indication mechanism and carry out reset operation for memory device.When section is designated 0x11 right overhead, represents the administration module indication mechanism and carry out read operation for the concrete data in the memory device, what write among the 0x04-0x39 of address is these concrete data.When section is designated 0x12 right overhead, representing the administration module indication mechanism (is Vita product data for the VPD data in the memory device, information such as model preparation of hardware in the system namely) carry out read operation, what write among the 0x04-0x39 of address is these VPD data.

Following table is for when blade carries out write operation for memory device, so that 10 blades to be arranged in the blade server, respectively corresponding 10 memory devices (Zoning) are example, each address is corresponding respectively at each memory device, has represented the data that write No. 0 memory device such as the data among address 0x04 and the 0x05.

The address Definition ??0x04 ??Zoning_0?data?L ??0x05 ??Zoning_0?data?H ??0x06 ??Zoning_1?data?L

??0x07 ??Zoning_1?data?H ??0x08 ??Zoning_2?data?L ??0x09 ??Zoning_2?data?H ??0x0A ??Zoning_3?data?L ??0x0B ??Zoning_3?data?H ??0x0C ??Zoning_4?data?L ??0x0D ??Zoning_4?data?H ??0x0E ??Zoning_5?data?L ??0x0F ??Zoning_5?data?H ??0x10 ??Zoning_6?data?L ??0x11 ??Zoning_6?data?H ??0x12 ??Zoning_7?data?L ??0x13 ??Zoning_7?data?H ??0x14 ??Zoning_8?data?L ??0x15 ??Zoning_8?data?H ??0x16 ??Zoning_9?data?L ??0x17 ??Zoning_9?data?H

Following table is for when blade carries out read operation for memory device, so that 10 blades to be arranged in the blade server, respectively corresponding 10 memory devices (Zoning) are example, each address is corresponding respectively at each memory device, reads the data that write No. 0 memory device such as the data among address 0x04 and the 0x05.The object that read operation reads comprises two parts, and first is the concrete data of storing in the memory device, and second portion is the VPD data in the memory device, i.e. Vita product data, the namely information such as model preparation of hardware in the system.Such as following table, the data among the 0x04 to 0x17 of address are the concrete data in 10 memory devices, and the data among the 0x22-0x3F of address are exactly the VPD data, include but not limited to production code member, supplier number, hardware version, firmware version etc.Wherein, the data among the 0x18-0x21 of address are types of 10 memory devices, and 0x01 represents SAS 1.5Gbps hard disk; 0x02 represents the SAS3.0Gbps hard disk; 0x04 represents SATA 1.5Gbps hard disk; 0x08 represents SATA 3.0Gbps hard disk; The 0x10 representative is without hard disk.

The above is the preferred embodiments of the present invention only, is not limited to the present invention, and for a person skilled in the art, the present invention can have various modifications and variations.Within the spirit and principles in the present invention all, any modification of doing, be equal to replacement, improvement etc., all should be included within protection scope of the present invention.

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1. the control method of a blade server storage equipment is characterized in that, comprising:
Administration module has the memory device of controlling sign to the storage device interface transmission and controls information; And
Described storage device interface receives described memory device and controls information, and carries out controlling of memory device according to the described sign of controlling,
Wherein, the described sign of controlling comprises: write sign, read sign and the sign that resets;
Wherein, carry out controlling of memory device and comprise according to the described sign of controlling:
According to the said write sign, the storage device configurations data that described memory device is controlled in the information write described storage device interface; And
Described storage device interface is according to the storage device configurations data, gives respective blade in the described blade server with described storage device configurations,
Wherein, described storage device interface is the corresponding connecting interfaces of a plurality of described storage device configurations, to realize the configuration between described memory device and the described blade.
2. the control method of blade server storage equipment according to claim 1 is characterized in that, carries out controlling of memory device and comprises according to the described sign of controlling:
According to the described sign that resets, described storage device interface resets to the configuration of described memory device and blade.
3. the control method of blade server storage equipment according to claim 1 is characterized in that, carries out controlling of memory device and comprises according to the described sign of controlling:
According to the described sign that reads, described storage device interface will send to described administration module with the described corresponding information of sign that reads.
4. the control method of blade server storage equipment according to claim 3 is characterized in that, the described and described corresponding information of sign that reads has memory device groove position and storage device type.
5. the control method of blade server storage equipment according to claim 4 is characterized in that, the described and described corresponding information of sign that reads also has VPD.
6. the control method of blade server storage equipment according to claim 5 is characterized in that, described VPD comprises production code member, supplier number, hardware version, firmware version, memory device temperature and memory device voltage.
7. according to the control method of each described blade server storage equipment in the claims, it is characterized in that described memory device is SAS storer or SATA storer, and described administration module is CMM.
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