Viewing the details of a managed chassis

You can view the detailed information about the managed chassis from Lenovo XClarity Administrator, including the firmware levels, IP addresses, and universally unique identifier (UUID).

About this task

The system-level air temperature is measured by a physical sensor at the front of the server. This temperature represents inlet air temperature for the server. Note that the air temperature that is reported by XClarity Administrator and the CMM might differ if the temperature is captured at different points in time.


Complete the following steps to view the details for a managed chassis.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Chassis. The Chassis page is displayed with a tabular view of all managed chassis.

    You can sort the table columns to make it easier to find the chassis that you want to manage. In addition, you can enter text (such as a chassis name or IP address) in the Filter field to further filter the chassis that are displayed.

    Illustrates the list of managed chassis in the Chassis page.
  2. Click the chassis name in the Chassis column. The status summary page for that chassis is displayed, showing the chassis properties and components that are installed in the chassis.

    Illustrates the summary page for a specific chassis.
  3. Complete one or more of the following actions:
    • Click Summary to view a summary of the chassis, including system information and installed components (see Viewing the status of a managed chassis).

    • Click Inventory Details to view details about the chassis components, including:
      • Firmware levels for all components in the chassis.
      • Details of the CMM, such as the hostname, IPv4 address, IPv6 address, and MAC addresses.
      • Asset details of the chassis and CMM installed in the chassis, including name, universally unique identifier (UUID), and location.
    • Click Alerts to display the list of current alerts for this chassis (see Working with alerts).

    • Click Event Log to display the list of events for this chassis (see Monitoring events in the event log).

    • Click Jobs to display a list of jobs associated with the chassis (see Monitoring jobs).

    • Click Light Path to display the current status of the chassis LEDs, including Location, Fault, and Information. This is the equivalent of looking at the front panel of the chassis.

    • Click Power and Thermal to display details about power and air flow.
      Tip: Use the refresh button on your web browser to collect the latest power and thermal data. Collecting data might take several minutes.
    • Click Feature on Demand Keys to access information that is needed to order a Feature on Demand key and other agentless information (see Viewing Features on Demand keys).

What to do next

In addition to displaying summary and detailed information about a chassis, you can perform the following actions:
  • View a chassis in graphical rack or chassis view by clicking Actions > Views > Show in Rack View or Actions > Views > Show in Chassis View.
  • Launch the CMM web interface by clicking the IP address link (see Launching the CMM web interface for a chassis).
  • Modify information (such as support contact, location and description) by clicking Edit Properties (see Modifying the system properties for a chassis).
  • Modify the management IP settings for the entire chassis, including compute nodes and Flex switches, by clicking All Actions > Inventory > Edit Management IP addresses (see Modifying the management-IP settings for a chassis).
  • Export detailed information about the chassis to a CSV file clicking the Actions > Inventory > Export Inventory.
    • For more information about inventory data in the CSV file, see the GET /chassis/<UUID_list>.

    • When importing a CSV file into Microsoft Excel, Excel treats text values that contain only numbers as numeric values (for example, for UUIDs). Format each cell as text to correct this error.

  • Unmanage a chassis (see Unmanaging a chassis).
  • Enable or disable firewall rule changes on a chassis that limit incoming requests only from XClarity Administrator by selecting the chassis and clicking Actions > Security > Enable Encapsulation or Actions > Security > Disable Encapsulation.

    The global encapsulation setting is disabled by default. When disabled, the device encapsulation mode is set to "normal" and the firewall rules are not changed as part of the management process.

    When the global encapsulation setting is enabled and the device supports encapsulation, XClarity Administrator communicates with the device during the management process to change the device encapsulation mode to "encapsulationLite" and to change the firewall rules on the device to limit incoming requests to those only from XClarity Administrator.

    Attention: If encapsulation is enabled and XClarity Administrator becomes unavailable before a device is unmanaged, necessary steps must be taken to disable encapsulation to establish communication with the device. For recovery procedures, see Recovering management with a CMM after a management server failure and Recovering rack or tower server management after a management server failure.
  • Resolve issues that might arise between the XClarity Administrator security certificate and the security certificate of the CMM in the chassis by selecting a chassis and clicking Actions > Security > Resolve Untrusted Certificates (see Resolving an untrusted server certificate).