Servers | Inspur

June 23, 2021

ISPIM is positioned as the industry data center operation and maintenance management software, and is a full life cycle operation and maintenance management platform for physical infrastructure.

The platform has functions such as resource allocation, active / passive monitoring, real-time performance monitoring, alarm receiving / pushing, topology display, 3D computer room, energy consumption management, operating system deployment, asset maintenance and other functions.

ISPIM can realize the unified management of servers, storage, network equipment, and firewalls, which can effectively help enterprises improve operation and maintenance efficiency, reduce operation and maintenance costs, and ensure the safe, reliable, and stable operation of data centers.

ISPIM can be widely used in private cloud, data center, industry and enterprise customers. It also provides Restful, SNMP and other interfaces to facilitate user integration and docking.

ISPIM Platform Architecture Diagram:


In response to Seagate’s O&M requirements, ISPIM provides the following overall solution:

ISPIM implements equipment asset management through standard management protocols, including IPMI, SNMP, Redfish, SMI-S. Through ISPIM, Seagate not only achieved unified management of Inspur servers, but also incorporated equipment from other manufacturers into the ISPIM platform for unified management.

ISPIM can use the BMC out-of-band management network to achieve the deployment of the OS. Compared with the traditional PXE deployment method, it does not require any changes to the customer’s network. With sufficient network bandwidth, it is even possible to implement unified deployment of OS across regions and data centers. At the same time, ISPIM has a built-in image library, users can flexibly maintain the image file system.

Seagate’s O&M engineers need to regularly modify the password of the BMC administrator and the passwords of IPMI and SNMP for the server in the data center. Through ISPIM, this operation can be easily completed.

As Seagate purchases Inspur servers in batches, when new devices arrives and need to be online, their firmware configurations need to be consistent with those of the existing devices. Through ISPIM, Seagate has achieved rapid alignment of BMC/BIOS versions and configurations. Besides, when the firmware version is updated, the efficiency of server firmware batch version change becomes very convenient.

In fact, the control module of ISPIM is not only as simple as the above. By integrating hardware configuration templates and management strategies, ISPIM can achieve the baseline management of server firmware, provide template-based monitoring and rapid changes, and realize the statelessness of equipment.

The Stateless Management of ISPIM:


The 3D computer room function of ISPIM can completely restore the space and equipment layout of the data center, integrate power consumption and alarm information, and visualize the parameters of the data center, the operation status is clear at a glance.

3D Data Center Example:


In addition, the V2.1.1 ISPIM integrates the industry’s advanced power consumption modules, based on the equipment’s energy consumption, temperature, airflow, CUPS and other data, through the AI algorithm for data filtering, aggregation and analysis, and provides multi-dimensional power consumption Information display. At the same time, it supports custom power consumption models, and analyzes and predicts intelligent power consumption trends based on historical data to facilitate users’ business allocation and migration.

ISPIM Energy Management: