CN102340517B - Server system with mainboards - Google Patents

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CN102340517B
CN102340517B CN201010230528.XA CN201010230528A CN102340517B CN 102340517 B CN102340517 B CN 102340517B CN 201010230528 A CN201010230528 A CN 201010230528A CN 102340517 B CN102340517 B CN 102340517B
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The invention provides a server system, which comprises a management board, a plurality of mainboards, a network module and a first changeover switch, wherein the management board is provided with a baseboard management controller; the mainboards are respectively coupled with the management board and respectively comprises a central processing unit, a chipset, a connector and a complex programmable logic device used for recording the state information of the respective mainboards; the network module comprises a first network controller and a second network controller, the first network controller is connected to the chipsets and first network ports, and the mainboards are respectively connected to a network through the first network ports; the second network controller is connected to second network ports; and the first changeover switch performs switching to enable the first network controller or the second network controller to be connected with the connectors. By adopting the server system provided by the invention, the plurality of mainboards share one baseboard management controller, one complex programmable logic device is arranged on each mainboard to record the state information of the mainboard, and an independent baseboard management controller is not required to be arranged on each mainboard, therefore the manufacturing cost is reduced.

Description

A kind of server system with many motherboards

Technical field

The present invention relates to a kind of baseboard management controller of server, relate in particular to a kind of Design of network interface of baseboard management controller.

Background technology

Current, in the server system with multiple motherboards, often on each motherboard, be provided with a baseboard management controller (Baseboard Management Controller, BMC).Like this, server system just can, by baseboard management controller separately on each motherboard, be distinguished the motherboard that management and supervision is corresponding, and be planned as a whole to control the running between each motherboard by multiple baseboard management controllers.Meanwhile, utilize remote control terminal to be connected with baseboard management controller by the network port and communication, server system is carried out to Distant supervision and control, comprising: operating state Real-time Obtaining, long-range fan control, remote on-off control etc.In such hardware structure configuration, owing to being all provided with baseboard management controller on each motherboard, the manufacturing cost of server system can significantly improve.

Therefore, how in existing server system, designing a kind of more optimal control framework, and reduce as much as possible the manufacturing cost of system, is the key subjects that person skilled faces.

Summary of the invention

The aforementioned drawback of bringing in architecture design for the server system in prior art with multiple motherboards, the invention provides a kind of novel server system.

According to an aspect of the present invention, provide a kind of server system, this server system at least comprises:

One management board, this management board has a baseboard management controller; And

Multiple motherboards, couple with described management board respectively, and each motherboard comprises:

Central processing unit;

Chipset, is connected to described central processing unit;

Connector, is connected to described management board;

CPLD, connects described chipset and described connector, and described CPLD is used for the state information of the described motherboard that records place, and carries out communication by described connector and described baseboard management controller; And

Mixed-media network modules mixed-media, comprising:

First network controller, be connected to described chipset and first network port, described first network port is suitable for being connected to a network or a remote control terminal, and described first network controller is connected to this network by described first network port by the described motherboard at place;

Second network controller, is connected to second network port, and described second network port is suitable for being connected to described remote control terminal; And

The first diverter switch, be connected to described first network controller and second network controller, and switch described first network controller or described second network controller is connected to described connector, thereby switch described remote control terminal by described first network controller or described second network controller and described baseboard management controller communication.

Wherein, in the time that described the first diverter switch switches to first network controller, described remote control terminal is by the described first network controller on described motherboard and described baseboard management controller communication; In the time that described the first diverter switch switches to described second network controller, described remote control terminal is by the described second network controller on described motherboard and described baseboard management controller communication.

Wherein, described management board also comprises the second diverter switch, is connected to described multiple connectors of described baseboard management controller and described multiple motherboards, and any one motherboard and the described baseboard management controller that switch in described multiple motherboard carry out communication.

Wherein, described multiple motherboard comprises one first motherboard and at least one the second motherboard, described remote control terminal is coupled to the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of described the first motherboard, and mixed-media network modules mixed-media and connector via described the first motherboard between described remote control terminal and baseboard management controller carry out communication.According to an embodiment, in the time that described baseboard management controller receives described remote control terminal and obtains the instruction of the first motherboard work state information, obtain the work state information of the first motherboard from the CPLD of this first motherboard, and send remote control terminal to by connector and the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of described the first motherboard.According to another embodiment, in the time that described baseboard management controller receives described remote control terminal and obtains the instruction of described the second motherboard work state information, obtain the work state information of described the second motherboard from the CPLD of described the second motherboard, and send remote control terminal to by connector and the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of the first motherboard.

Wherein, described baseboard management controller is connected to described each CPLD by described each connector, obtains the work state information of described each motherboard, and the operating state of monitoring accordingly and managing described server system.

Wherein, described first network port comprises the first sub-network port and the second sub-network port, when being exclusively used in, described the first sub-network port is connected to described network, in the time that described the second sub-network port is connected to described network simultaneously, the first sub-network port and the second sub-network port redundancy each other described in the control of first network controller, for being connected to described network by the described motherboard at place.According to an embodiment, in the time that described the second sub-network port is connected to described remote control terminal, when described first network controller receives from the data of described the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port, first judge that the described data that receive are from described the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port, and send described data timesharing to described chipset or described baseboard management controller.According to another embodiment, in the time that described the second sub-network port is connected to described remote control terminal, when described first network controller receives from the data of described chipset or baseboard management controller, first judge that the described data that receive are from described chipset or baseboard management controller, and send described data to described network or remote control terminal by described the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port timesharing.

Wherein, described chipset comprises south bridge and north bridge, and described first network controller is connected to described north bridge, and described CPLD is connected to described south bridge.

Wherein, described remote control terminal carries out communication by described mixed-media network modules mixed-media and the described baseboard management controller of arbitrary described motherboard.

Adopt the server system in the present invention with multiple motherboards, multiple motherboards share a baseboard management controller, each motherboard is provided with a CPLD, to record the state information of motherboard, needn't on each motherboard, establish independently baseboard management controller, reduce manufacturing cost.In addition, two network controllers are set in the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of each motherboard, one of them network controller is exclusively used in the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller, like this, make the server system with multiple motherboards of the present invention, there are multiple network controllers that are exclusively used in communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller, thereby make user can select flexibly the network control module on any motherboard to set up the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller.In addition, another network controller on each motherboard both can be for the network communication of motherboard, also can be for the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller, and diverter switch in each motherboard is for these two network controllers are selected, set up the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller thereby make each motherboard there are two kinds of different modes.Flexibility and the reliability of communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller are guaranteed from different aspects.

Accompanying drawing explanation

Reader, after having read the specific embodiment of the present invention with reference to accompanying drawing, will become apparent various aspects of the present invention.Wherein,

Fig. 1 illustrates according to one embodiment of the invention to have the schematic block diagram of the server system of multiple motherboards; And

Fig. 2 illustrates the principle schematic of utilizing the server system of Fig. 1 to read each motherboard work state information.

Embodiment

With reference to the accompanying drawings, the specific embodiment of the present invention is described in further detail.

Fig. 1 illustrates according to one embodiment of the invention to have the schematic block diagram of the server system of multiple motherboards.With reference to Fig. 1, this server system comprises multiple motherboards 10 and management board 20.Those of ordinary skill in the art should be appreciated that the configuration scenario of each motherboard is identical substantially, therefore only indicates in the drawings any motherboard 10 in multiple motherboards, is described in detail.

Management board 20 has baseboard management controller 210, is used for the operating state of management and supervision motherboard 10, the simultaneously operating state of the whole server system of management and supervision.Preferably, the operating state of baseboard management controller 210 monitoring management host plate 10, comprise working temperature, the operating voltage at each position, and control and adjust the operation of fan according to the working temperature at motherboard 10 each positions, that is, baseboard management controller 210 produces a management data, and it contains the relevant data messages such as temperature, voltage, rotation speed of the fan, and no matter motherboard 10 is in start, shutdown or holding state, and baseboard management controller 210 is in running order all the time.

Motherboard 10 is connected with management board 20, and particularly, motherboard 10 couples with the baseboard management controller 210 of management board 20.Each motherboard 10 comprises central processing unit 110, chipset 120, connector 140, CPLD 160 and mixed-media network modules mixed-media.Wherein, CPLD 160 connects chipset 120 and connector 140, and CPLD 160 is used for the state information of the motherboard 10 that records place, and carries out communication by connector 140 and baseboard management controller 210.Preferably, chipset 120 is connected to central processing unit 110, and this chipset 120 comprises south bridge and north bridge, and north bridge is connected to mixed-media network modules mixed-media, and south bridge is connected to CPLD 160.

In motherboard 10 of the present invention, mixed-media network modules mixed-media is used for motherboard 10 to be connected to network, and baseboard management controller 210 is connected to remote control terminal (not shown).This mixed-media network modules mixed-media comprises diverter switch 170, first network controller 180 and second network controller 190, and wherein first network controller 180 is specifically designed to motherboard 10 is connected in network, also baseboard management controller 210 can be connected to remote control terminal; Second network controller 190 is specifically designed to baseboard management controller 210 is connected to remote control terminal.Diverter switch 170 is connected to first network controller 180 and second network controller 190, and switch first network controller 180 or second network controller is connected to connector 140, thereby switch remote control terminal by first network controller 180 or second network controller 190 and baseboard management controller 210 communications.First network controller 180 is connected to chipset 120 and first network port one 801, this first network port one 801 is suitable for being connected to a network or a remote control terminal, and first network controller 180 is connected to this network by first network port one 801 by the motherboard at place 10.Second network controller 190 is connected to second network port one 901, and second network port one 901 is suitable for being connected to above-mentioned remote control terminal.For example, second network controller 190 can be connected to remote control terminal by the baseboard management controller of management board 20 210 by second network port one 901.

Those of ordinary skill in the art is to be understood that, in one embodiment of this invention, in the time that diverter switch 170 switches to first network controller 180, remote control terminal can be by first network controller 180 and baseboard management controller 210 communications on motherboard 10; In the time that diverter switch 170 switches to second network controller 190, remote control terminal can be by second network controller 190 and baseboard management controller 210 communications on motherboard 10.Hence one can see that, by the above-mentioned mixed-media network modules mixed-media in server system of the present invention, offer user's multiple choices, user can be connected to remote control terminal on first network port one 801, also can be connected on second network port one 901, in the time that one of them in first network port one 801 and second network port one 901 goes wrong, thereby remote control terminal still can change into and be connected to another network port and baseboard management controller 210 communications, the operating state of real-time management monitoring server system and motherboard 10.

According to an embodiment, first network port one 801 shown in Fig. 1 also comprises two sub-network ports, i.e. the first sub-network port and the second sub-network port, the first sub-network port is connected to network for being exclusively used in by motherboard 10, and the second sub-network port can be connected to this network or remote control terminal according to user's selection.Specifically, in the time that the second sub-network port is connected to this network simultaneously, first network controller 180 is controlled the first sub-network port and the second sub-network port redundancy each other, for the motherboard at place 10 is connected to this network.At this moment, remote control terminal need to be connected to second network port one 901, and diverter switch 170 need to be switched to second network controller 190 and be connected, and now remote control terminal carries out communication by second network controller 190 and baseboard management controller 210.Be connected to remote control terminal and work as the second sub-network port, and diverter switch 170 is switched to while connection with first network controller 180, when first network controller 180 receives from the data of the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port, first the data that judgement receives are from the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port, and send this data timesharing to chipset 120 or baseboard management controller 210, , to send chipset 120 to from the data of the first sub-network port, and will send baseboard management controller 210 to from the data of the second sub-network port.In another embodiment of the present invention, when the second sub-network port is connected to remote control terminal, and diverter switch 170 is switched to while connection with first network controller 180, when first network controller 180 receives from the data of chipset 120 or baseboard management controller 210, first the data that judgement receives are from chipset 120 or baseboard management controller 210, and send data to this network or remote control terminal by the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port timesharing, , the first sub-network port will be sent to from the data of chipset 120, and will be sent to the second sub-network port from the data of baseboard management controller 210.Therefore, above-mentioned remote control terminal can carry out communication by the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of any one motherboard 10 in multiple motherboards of server system and baseboard management controller 210.

According to another embodiment, management board 20 also comprises another diverter switch (not shown), the diverter switch of this management board 20 is connected to baseboard management controller 210 and each motherboard 10 connector 140 separately, and any one motherboard 10 switching in multiple motherboards carries out communication with baseboard management controller 210.Preferably, the diverter switch on management board 20 is connected with each connector 140 by bus, and then carries out data interaction with each motherboard 10 in multiple motherboards.

Referring again to Fig. 1, the baseboard management controller 210 of management board 20 can also receive the usb data signal from motherboard 10 by the connector of motherboard 10 140.In addition, connector 140 is also for transmit audio signals and vision signal between baseboard management controller 210 and multiple motherboard 10.Meanwhile, baseboard management controller 210 is also connected to each CPLD 160 by each connector 140, to obtain the work state information of each motherboard 10, and monitoring and the operating state of management server system accordingly.

Fig. 2 illustrates the principle schematic of utilizing the server system architecture of Fig. 1 to read each motherboard work state information.With reference to Fig. 2, as schematically for example, this server system at least comprises management board 20, motherboard 40 and 50 and the network port 4801.Wherein, management board 20 comprises baseboard management controller 210 and diverter switch 220.For example, the motherboard 40 and 50 of Fig. 2 all can be corresponding to the motherboard of Fig. 1 10.Motherboard 40 comprises connector 440, CPLD 460 and first network controller 480, and motherboard 50 comprises connector 540, CPLD 560 and first network controller 580.In addition, the network port 4801 comprises the first sub-network port 4803 and the second sub-network port 4805 of mutual redundancy.Those of ordinary skill in the art it will be appreciated that, although Fig. 2 has marked first network controller 480 and 580 and has been electrically connected to respectively connector 440 and 540, but the present invention has more than and is confined to this, for example, by the diverter switch of each motherboard, the diverter switch 170 of for example Fig. 1, can also be electrically connected to connector 440 and 540 by motherboard 40 and 50 second network controller separately.

In more detail, in the time that remote control terminal is coupled to the first network controller 480 (or second network controller) of motherboard 40 by the first sub-network port 4803 or the second sub-network port 4805, mixed-media network modules mixed-media and connector 440 via motherboard 40 between this remote control terminal and baseboard management controller 210 carry out communication.According to an embodiment, when baseboard management controller 210 receives remote control terminal and need to obtain the instruction of motherboard 40 work state informations, obtain the work state information of motherboard 40 from the CPLD 460 of this motherboard 40, and send remote control terminal to by connector 440 and the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of motherboard 40.According to another embodiment, when baseboard management controller 210 receives remote control terminal and need to obtain the instruction of motherboard 50 work state informations, obtain the work state information of motherboard 50 from the CPLD 560 of motherboard 50, and send this remote control terminal to by connector 440 and the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of motherboard 40.

In sum, adopt the server system in the present invention with multiple motherboards, multiple motherboards share a baseboard management controller, each motherboard is provided with a CPLD, to record the state information of motherboard, needn't on each motherboard, establish independently baseboard management controller, reduce manufacturing cost.In addition, two network controllers are set in the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of each motherboard, one of them network controller is exclusively used in the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller, like this, make the server system with multiple motherboards of the present invention, there are multiple network controllers that are exclusively used in communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller, thereby make user can select flexibly the network control module on any motherboard to set up the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller.In addition, another network controller on each motherboard both can be for the network communication of motherboard, also can be for the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller, and diverter switch in each motherboard is for these two network controllers are selected, set up the communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller thereby make each motherboard there are two kinds of different modes.Flexibility and the reliability of communication between remote control terminal and baseboard management controller are guaranteed from different aspects.

Above, describe the specific embodiment of the present invention with reference to the accompanying drawings.But those skilled in the art can understand, without departing from the spirit and scope of the present invention in the situation that, can also do various changes and replacement to the specific embodiment of the present invention.These changes and replacement all drop in the claims in the present invention book limited range.

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1. a server system, is characterized in that, described server system at least comprises:
One management board, this management board has a baseboard management controller; And
Multiple motherboards, couple with described management board respectively, and each motherboard comprises central processing unit, chipset, connector, CPLD and mixed-media network modules mixed-media; Wherein, described chipset is connected to described central processing unit; Described connector is connected to described management board; Described CPLD connects described chipset and described connector, and described CPLD is used for the state information of the described motherboard that records place, and carries out communication by described connector and described baseboard management controller; And described mixed-media network modules mixed-media also comprises first network controller, second network controller and the first diverter switch; Wherein, described first network controller is connected to described chipset and first network port, described first network port is suitable for being connected to a network or a remote control terminal, and described first network controller is connected to described network by described first network port by the described motherboard at place; Described second network controller is connected to second network port, and described second network port is suitable for being connected to described remote control terminal; And described the first diverter switch is connected to described first network controller and second network controller, and switch described first network controller or described second network controller is connected to described connector, thereby switch described remote control terminal by described first network controller or described second network controller and described baseboard management controller communication.
2. server system as claimed in claim 1, is characterized in that, in the time that described the first diverter switch switches to first network controller, described remote control terminal is by the described first network controller on described motherboard and described baseboard management controller communication; In the time that described the first diverter switch switches to described second network controller, described remote control terminal is by the described second network controller on described motherboard and described baseboard management controller communication.
3. server system as claimed in claim 1, it is characterized in that, described management board also comprises the second diverter switch, be connected to described multiple connectors of described baseboard management controller and described multiple motherboards, and any one motherboard and the described baseboard management controller that switch in described multiple motherboard carry out communication.
4. server system as claimed in claim 1, it is characterized in that, described multiple motherboard comprises one first motherboard and at least one the second motherboard, described remote control terminal is coupled to the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of described the first motherboard, and mixed-media network modules mixed-media and connector via described the first motherboard between described remote control terminal and baseboard management controller carry out communication.
5. server system as claimed in claim 4, it is characterized in that, in the time that described baseboard management controller receives described remote control terminal and obtains the instruction of the first motherboard work state information, obtain the work state information of the first motherboard from the CPLD of this first motherboard, and send remote control terminal to by connector and the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of described the first motherboard; In the time that described baseboard management controller receives described remote control terminal and obtains the instruction of described the second motherboard work state information, obtain the work state information of described the second motherboard from the CPLD of described the second motherboard, and send remote control terminal to by connector and the mixed-media network modules mixed-media of described the first motherboard.
6. server system as claimed in claim 1, it is characterized in that, described baseboard management controller is connected to described each CPLD by described each connector, obtains the work state information of described each motherboard, and the operating state of monitoring accordingly and managing described server system.
7. server system as claimed in claim 1, it is characterized in that, described first network port comprises the first sub-network port and the second sub-network port, when being exclusively used in, described the first sub-network port is connected to described network, in the time that described the second sub-network port is connected to described network simultaneously, the first sub-network port and the second sub-network port redundancy each other described in the control of first network controller, for being connected to described network by the described motherboard at place.
8. server system as claimed in claim 7, it is characterized in that, in the time that described the second sub-network port is connected to described remote control terminal, when described first network controller receives from the data of described the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port, first judge that the described data that receive are from described the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port, and send described data timesharing to described chipset or described baseboard management controller; Or, in the time that described the second sub-network port is connected to described remote control terminal, when described first network controller receives from the data of described chipset or baseboard management controller, first judge that the described data that receive are from described chipset or baseboard management controller, and send described data to described network or remote control terminal by described the first sub-network port or the second sub-network port timesharing.
9. server system as claimed in claim 1, is characterized in that, described chipset comprises south bridge and north bridge, and described first network controller is connected to described north bridge, and described CPLD is connected to described south bridge.
10. server system as claimed in claim 1, is characterized in that, described remote control terminal carries out communication by described mixed-media network modules mixed-media and the described baseboard management controller of arbitrary described motherboard.
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