Valkyrie Knowledge Base

Chassis Management

Connecting to a Chassis

Chassis definitions are contained in the overall test configuration. You can add a chassis by pressing the Add Chassis button in the main Edit ribbon menu. You will then see the following dialog window:

Add chassis

  1. Fill in the IP address or hostname for the chassis in the Chassis Address field.
  2. Optionally change the Chassis Port Number value if you connect to the chassis through a NAT router that changes the port number. The default port value is 22606. If you have changed the port value and want to revert to the default value you can press the Reset to Default button.
  3. Enter the assigned password for the chassis in the Chassis Password field.
  4. Press the OK button.

The next time you open the Add Chassis window it will remember the last values you entered. If you have changed the port number and need to revert to the default Xena port number just press the Reset to Default button.

Editing the Chassis Address

If you need to modify the address or password details for a chassis you can select the chassis in the resource treeview and press the Edit Chassis button in the ribbon menu. You will then see a window similar to the Add Chassis window where you can change one or more of the values.

Note that the Edit Chassis button will only be enabled if you are not currently connected to the chassis (we assume that if you are connected to the chassis you have no need for changing the defined address)

This action is also available in the right-click context menu for the chassis item in the treeview.

Reconnecting to a Chassis

If you have lost the connection to a chassis, for instance due to a local network connectivity outage, you can manually reconnect by selecting the chassis in the resource treeview and press the Reconnect to Chassis button in the ribbon menu.

This action is also available in the right-click context menu for the chassis item in the treeview.

Disconnecting from a Chassis

You can forcibly disconnect from a defined chassis without removing the definition from the configuration. This will also prevent ValkyrieManager from making any attempt to reconnect to the chassis, until you specifically choose to reconnect to that chassis. You can use this option if you have a chassis defined in your configuration that you know will be offline for a longer period of time.

Removing a Chassis

If you no longer need a certain chassis in your test configuration simply select the chassis and press the Remove Chassis button in the ribbon menu.

This action is also available in the right-click context menu for the chassis item in the treeview.

Refresh Chassis

You can also refresh the chassis configuration by selecting an appropriate option in the right-click context menu:

  • Refresh Chassis: This will refresh the chassis instance configuration.
  • Refresh All Chassis: This will refresh the chassis and associated resources, i.e. all modules and ports contained in it.

Troubleshooting

If the password is lost

The default value of the password is xena, which can be changed from the Chassis Properties panel of ValkyrieManager.

If the password is forgotten the following method can be used to gain access to the chassis: after power-on when the test port LEDs start flashing, for the next two minutes the chassis will accept its own serial number (which is printed on the label at the back of the chassis) as a backup password.

If the IP address is lost

The extension port is not used in normal operation. It serves as a backup with a known IP address (172.16.255.200) if the address of the management port is lost.

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