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Introduction

Hitachi Compute Blade 500 is an enterprise-class blade server platform that extends high-performance, high-density blade computing and virtualization benefits to new areas of the data center. Hitachi Compute Blade 500 with logical partitioning (LPAR) combines all the benefits of virtualization with all the advantages of the blade server format: simplicity, flexibility, high compute density and power efficiency. This combination allows organizations to consolidate more resources, extend the benefits of virtualization solutions (VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V and so forth) to more areas of the enterprise data center, and cut costs without sacrificing performance.

The Hitachi Compute Blade comprises of the following:

  • Server Chassis (enclosure)
  • Server Blades
  • HDD slot, order of installation, and indicators
  • Management Modules
  • Switch Modules
  • Power Supply Modules and
  • Fan Modules

To ensure the high uptime of the blades and the virtualization benefits it provides, it is essential to periodically monitor the individual components of the Hitachi Compute Blade and ensure the health of the hardware components. eG Enterprise helps administrators to monitor the Hitachi Compute Blade and prompt them to abnormalities. The chapters discussed below helps administrators to figure out how eG Enterprise helps in monitoring the Hitachi Compute Blade.