Cisco UCS Manager GUI Configuration Guide, Release 2.1
Configuring Statistics-Related Policies
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Configuring Statistics-Related Policies

Configuring Statistics-Related Policies

This chapter includes the following sections:

Configuring Statistics Collection Policies

Statistics Collection Policy

A statistics collection policy defines how frequently statistics are to be collected (collection interval) and how frequently the statistics are to be reported (reporting interval). Reporting intervals are longer than collection intervals so that multiple statistical data points can be collected during the reporting interval, which provides Cisco UCS Manager with sufficient data to calculate and report minimum, maximum, and average values.

For NIC statistics, Cisco UCS Manager displays the average, minimum, and maximum of the change since the last collection of statistics. If the values are 0, there has been no change since the last collection.

Statistics can be collected and reported for the following five functional areas of the Cisco UCS system:

  • Adapter—statistics related to the adapters
  • Chassis—statistics related to the blade chassis
  • Host—this policy is a placeholder for future support
  • Port—statistics related to the ports, including server ports, uplink Ethernet ports, and uplink Fibre Channel ports
  • Server—statistics related to servers

Note


Cisco UCS Manager has one default statistics collection policy for each of the five functional areas. You cannot create additional statistics collection policies and you cannot delete the existing default policies. You can only modify the default policies.


Modifying a Statistics Collection Policy


Note


Cisco UCS Manager has one default statistics collection policy for each of the five functional areas. You cannot create additional statistics collection policies and you cannot delete the existing default policies. You can only modify the default policies.


Procedure
    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Admin tab.
    Step 2   In the Admin tab, expand All > Stats Management > Stats.
    Step 3   Right-click the policy that you want to modify and select Modify Collection Policy.
    Step 4   In the Modify Collection Policy dialog box, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Name field

    The name of the collection policy.

    This name is assigned by Cisco UCS and cannot be changed.

    Collection Interval field

    The length of time the fabric interconnect should wait between data recordings. This can be one of the following:

    • 30 Seconds
    • 1 Minute
    • 2 Minutes
    • 5 Minutes

    Reporting Interval field

    The length of time the fabric interconnect should wait before sending any data collected for the counter to Cisco UCS Manager. This can be one of the following:

    • 2 Minutes
    • 15 Minutes
    • 30 Minutes
    • 60 Minutes
    • 2 Hours
    • 4 Hours
    • 8 Hours

    When this time has elapsed, the fabric interconnect groups all data collected since the last time it sent information to Cisco UCS Manager, and it extracts four pieces of information from that group and sends them to Cisco UCS Manager:

    • The most recent statistic collected
    • The average of this group of statistics
    • The maximum value within this group
    • The minimum value within this group

    For example, if the collection interval is set to 1 minute and the reporting interval is 15 minutes, the fabric interconnect collects 15 samples in that 15 minute reporting interval. Instead of sending 15 statistics to Cisco UCS Manager, it sends only the most recent recording along with the average, minimum, and maximum values for the entire group.

    States Section

    Current Task field

    This field shows the task that is executing on behalf of this component. For details, see the associated FSM tab.

    Note   

    If there is no current task, this field is not displayed.

    Step 5   Click OK.

    Configuring Statistics Threshold Policies

    Statistics Threshold Policy

    A statistics threshold policy monitors statistics about certain aspects of the system and generates an event if the threshold is crossed. You can set both minimum and maximum thresholds. For example, you can configure the policy to raise an alarm if the CPU temperature exceeds a certain value, or if a server is overutilized or underutilized.

    These threshold policies do not control the hardware or device-level thresholds enforced by endpoints, such as the CIMC. Those thresholds are burned in to the hardware components at manufacture.

    Cisco UCS enables you to configure statistics threshold policies for the following components:

    • Servers and server components
    • Uplink Ethernet ports
    • Ethernet server ports, chassis, and fabric interconnects
    • Fibre Channel port

    Note


    You cannot create or delete a statistics threshold policy for Ethernet server ports, uplink Ethernet ports, or uplink Fibre Channel ports. You can only configure the existing default policy.


    Creating a Server and Server Component Threshold Policy


    Tip


    This procedure documents how to create a server and server component threshold policy on the Server tab. You can also create and configure these threshold policies within the appropriate organization in the Policies node on the LAN tab, SAN tab, and under the Stats Management node of the Admin tab.


    Procedure
      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
      Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Policies.
      Step 3   Expand the node for the organization where you want to create the policy.

      If the system does not include multitenancy, expand the root node.

      Step 4   Right-click Threshold Policies and choose Create Threshold Policy.
      Step 5   In the Define Name and Description page of the Create Threshold Policy wizard, do the following:
      1. Complete the following fields:
        Name Description

        Name field

        The name of the policy.

        This name can be between 1 and 16 alphanumeric characters. You cannot use spaces or any special characters other than - (hyphen), _ (underscore), : (colon), and . (period), and you cannot change this name after the object has been saved.

        Description field

        A description of the policy. We recommend that you include information about where and when the policy should be used.

        Enter up to 256 characters. You can use any characters or spaces except ` (accent mark), \ (backslash), ^ (carat), " (double quote), = (equal sign), > (greater than), < (less than), or ' (single quote).

        Owner field

        This can be one of the following:

        • Local—This policy is available only to service profiles and service profile templates in this Cisco UCS domain.
        • Pending Global—Control of this policy is being transferred to Cisco UCS Central. Once the transfer is complete, this policy will be available to all Cisco UCS domains registered with Cisco UCS Central.
        • Global—This policy is managed by Cisco UCS Central. Any changes to this policy must be made through Cisco UCS Central.
      2. Click Next.
      Step 6   In the Threshold Classes page of the Create Threshold Policy wizard, do the following:
      1. Click Add.
      2. In the Choose Statistics Class dialog box, choose the statistics class for which you want to configure a custom threshold from the Stat Class drop-down list.
      3. Click Next.
      Step 7   In the Threshold Definitions page, do the following:
      1. Click Add.

        The Create Threshold Definition dialog box opens.

      2. From the Property Type field, choose the threshold property that you want to define for the class.
      3. In the Normal Value field, enter the desired value for the property type.
      4. In the Alarm Triggers (Above Normal Value) fields, check one or more of the following check boxes:
        • Critical
        • Major
        • Minor
        • Warning
        • Condition
        • Info
      5. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
      6. In the Alarm Triggers (Below Normal Value) fields, check one or more of the following check boxes:
        • Info
        • Condition
        • Warning
        • Minor
        • Major
        • Critical
      7. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
      8. Click Finish Stage.
      9. Do one of the following:
        • To define another threshold property for the class, repeat Step 7.
        • If you have defined all required properties for the class, click Finish Stage.
      Step 8   In the Threshold Classes page of the Create Threshold Policy wizard, do one the following:
      • To configure another threshold class for the policy, repeat Steps 6 and 7.
      • If you have configured all required threshold classes for the policy, click Finish.
      Step 9   Click OK.

      Adding a Threshold Class to an Existing Server and Server Component Threshold Policy


      Tip


      This procedure documents how to add a threshold class to a server and server component threshold policy in the Server tab. You can also create and configure these threshold policies within the appropriate organization in the Policies node on the LAN tab, SAN tab, and under the Stats Management node of the Admin tab.


      Procedure
        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
        Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Policies > Organization_Name.
        Step 3   Expand the Threshold Policies node.
        Step 4   Right-click the policy to which you want to add a threshold class and choose Create Threshold Class.
        Step 5   In the Choose Statistics Class page of the Create Threshold Class wizard, do the following:
        1. From the Stat Class drop-down list, choose the statistics class for which you want to configure a custom threshold.
        2. Click Next.
        Step 6   In the Threshold Definitions page, do the following:
        1. Click Add.

          The Create Threshold Definition dialog box opens.

        2. From the Property Type field, choose the threshold property that you want to define for the class.
        3. In the Normal Value field, enter the desired value for the property type.
        4. In the Alarm Triggers (Above Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
          • Critical
          • Major
          • Minor
          • Warning
          • Condition
          • Info
        5. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
        6. In the Alarm Triggers (Below Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
          • Info
          • Condition
          • Warning
          • Minor
          • Major
          • Critical
        7. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
        8. Click Finish Stage.
        9. Do one of the following:
          • To define another threshold property for the class, repeat Step 6.
          • If you have defined all required properties for the class, click Finish Stage.
        Step 7   In the Choose Statistics Class page of the Create Threshold Class wizard, do one the following:
        • To configure another threshold class for the policy, repeat Steps 5 and 6.
        • If you have configured all required threshold classes for the policy, click Finish.
        Step 8   Click OK.

        Deleting a Server and Server Component Threshold Policy

        Procedure
          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Servers tab.
          Step 2   On the Servers tab, expand Servers > Policies > Organization_Name.
          Step 3   Expand the Threshold Policies node.
          Step 4   Right-click the policy you want to delete and select Delete.
          Step 5   If the Cisco UCS Manager GUI displays a confirmation dialog box, click Yes.

          Adding a Threshold Class to the Uplink Ethernet Port Threshold Policy


          Tip


          You cannot create an uplink Ethernet port threshold policy. You can only modify or delete the default policy.


          Procedure
            Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the LAN tab.
            Step 2   On the LAN tab, expand LAN > LAN Cloud.
            Step 3   Expand the Threshold Policies node.
            Step 4   Right-click Thr-policy-default and choose the Create Threshold Class.
            Step 5   In the Choose Statistics Class page of the Create Threshold Class wizard, do the following:
            1. From the Stat Class drop-down list, choose the statistics class for which you want to configure a custom threshold.
            2. Click Next.
            Step 6   In the Threshold Definitions page, do the following:
            1. Click Add.

              The Create Threshold Definition dialog box opens.

            2. From the Property Type field, choose the threshold property that you want to define for the class.
            3. In the Normal Value field, enter the desired value for the property type.
            4. In the Alarm Triggers (Above Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
              • Critical
              • Major
              • Minor
              • Warning
              • Condition
              • Info
            5. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
            6. In the Alarm Triggers (Below Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
              • Info
              • Condition
              • Warning
              • Minor
              • Major
              • Critical
            7. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
            8. Click Finish Stage.
            9. Do one of the following:
              • To define another threshold property for the class, repeat Step 6.
              • If you have defined all required properties for the class, click Finish Stage.
            Step 7   In the Create Threshold Class page of the Create Threshold Policy wizard, do one the following:
            • To configure another threshold class for the policy, repeat Steps 5 and 6.
            • If you have configured all required threshold classes for the policy, click Finish.

            Adding a Threshold Class to the Ethernet Server Port, Chassis, and Fabric Interconnect Threshold Policy


            Tip


            You cannot create an Ethernet server port, chassis, and fabric interconnect threshold policy. You can only modify or delete the default policy.


            Procedure
              Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the LAN tab.
              Step 2   In the LAN tab, expand LAN > Internal LAN.
              Step 3   Expand the Threshold Policies node.
              Step 4   Right-click Thr-policy-default and choose the Create Threshold Class.
              Step 5   In the Choose Statistics Class page of the Create Threshold Class wizard, do the following:
              1. From the Stat Class drop-down list, choose the statistics class for which you want to configure a custom threshold.
              2. Click Next.
              Step 6   In the Threshold Definitions page, do the following:
              1. Click Add.

                The Create Threshold Definition dialog box opens.

              2. From the Property Type field, choose the threshold property that you want to define for the class.
              3. In the Normal Value field, enter the desired value for the property type.
              4. In the Alarm Triggers (Above Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
                • Critical
                • Major
                • Minor
                • Warning
                • Condition
                • Info
              5. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
              6. In the Alarm Triggers (Below Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
                • Info
                • Condition
                • Warning
                • Minor
                • Major
                • Critical
              7. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
              8. Click Finish Stage.
              9. Do one of the following:
                • To define another threshold property for the class, repeat Step 6.
                • If you have defined all required properties for the class, click Finish Stage.
              Step 7   In the Create Threshold Class page of the Create Threshold Policy wizard, do one the following:
              • To configure another threshold class for the policy, repeat Steps 5 and 6.
              • If you have configured all required threshold classes for the policy, click Finish.

              Adding a Threshold Class to the Fibre Channel Port Threshold Policy

              You cannot create a Fibre Channel port threshold policy. You can only modify or delete the default policy.

              Procedure
                Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the SAN tab.
                Step 2   On the SAN tab, expand SAN > SAN Cloud.
                Step 3   Expand the Threshold Policies node.
                Step 4   Right-click Thr-policy-default and choose the Create Threshold Class.
                Step 5   In the Choose Statistics Class page of the Create Threshold Class wizard, do the following:
                1. From the Stat Class drop-down list, choose the statistics class for which you want to configure a custom threshold.
                2. Click Next.
                Step 6   In the Threshold Definitions page, do the following:
                1. Click Add.

                  The Create Threshold Definition dialog box opens.

                2. From the Property Type field, choose the threshold property that you want to define for the class.
                3. In the Normal Value field, enter the desired value for the property type.
                4. In the Alarm Triggers (Above Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
                  • Critical
                  • Major
                  • Minor
                  • Warning
                  • Condition
                  • Info
                5. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
                6. In the Alarm Triggers (Below Normal Value) field, check one or more of the following check boxes:
                  • Info
                  • Condition
                  • Warning
                  • Minor
                  • Major
                  • Critical
                7. In the Up and Down fields, enter the range of values that should trigger the alarm.
                8. Click Finish Stage.
                9. Do one of the following:
                  • To define another threshold property for the class, repeat Step 6.
                  • If you have defined all required properties for the class, click Finish Stage.
                Step 7   In the Create Threshold Class page of the Create Threshold Policy wizard, do one the following:
                • To configure another threshold class for the policy, repeat Steps 5 and 6.
                • If you have configured all required threshold classes for the policy, click Finish.