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Monitoring Nimble Storage Appliances with Monitoring Studio

KB1209 - Nov 21, 2017

Type: Configuration Template

Description: How to monitor Nimble Storage appliances with Monitoring Studio v9.4 and higher.

Additional Keywords: Configuration Template, Nimble, Nimble Storage Appliances

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This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor Nimble Storage appliances.

Important Note: This pre-built configuration does not cover all the monitoring aspects of Nimble storage appliances. It is provided as an example and can be used as a working base for advanced monitoring. No support will be provided for this pre-built configuration. Should you need further assistance to customize it, please contact our Professional Services team.

Monitored Parameters

The pre-built configuration collects the following metrics:

PATROL Console Collected Parameters


  • Available Capacity
  • FC Port Count
  • Pending Delete Bytes
  • Raw Capacity
  • Snap Compression
  • Snap Saved
  • Snap Space Reduction
  • Snap Usage
  • Usable Capacity
  • Usage
  • Vol Compression
  • Vol Saved
  • Vol Usage


  • Disk State
  • RAID State
  • Size

FC Interfaces

  • Link Status
  • Link Speed
  • Operational Status
  • State


  • Job State

Network Interfaces

  • Link Speed
  • Link Status


  • Fan
    • Status
    • Current Speed
  • Temperature
    • Status
    • Current Temperature


  • Read IOPS
  • Read Latency
  • Read Throughput
  • Size
  • State
  • Total Usage
  • Volume Usage Compressed
  • Volume Usage Uncompressed
  • Write IOPS
  • Write Latency
  • Write Throughput

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration


Before using the pre-built configuration, make sure that:


  1. Download the NimbleCS-for-MSv94 -<version>.zip file, unzip the cfg file and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent and the Monitoring Studio KM is installed. 
  2. Right-click on the main Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration…
    Importing the pre-built configuration

    Importing the pre-built configuration

  3. Locate the folder where the downloaded .cfg file is saved and select the NimbleCS-for-MSv94 -<version>.zip configuration file.
    Selecting the configuration file to import

    Selecting the configuration file to import

  4. Indicate the username and password to connect to the Nimble REST API. The TOKEN group constant is not required since this value will be retrieved by Monitoring Studio at the first collect. Click Next.  
    Setting Group Constants

    Setting Group Constants

  5. Monitoring Studio indicates the number of hosts found in the configuration file that require specific information before being imported. You can click the Hosts button to view the list. Click Next.
    Verifying the Host Information

    Verifying the Host Information

  6. Provide the hostname or IP address of the Nimble Storage appliance to be monitored and click Next.
    Providing the Hostname or IP Address of the Nimble Storage Appliance to be Monitored

    Providing the Hostname or IP Address of the Nimble Storage Appliance to be Monitored

  7. Specify the credentials of the Nimble host to be monitored and click Next.
    Providing the Credentials to Connect to the Nimble Storage Appliance to be Monitored

    Providing the Credentials to Connect to the Nimble Storage Appliance to be Monitored

  8. Review the Import Summary and click Next.
    Reviewing the import summary

    Reviewing the import summary

  9. Click Finish to launch the discovery.
Important Note: Thresholds are not set by default. We recommend you set them according to your specific requirements.

Learn More

To learn more about the monitor types used in this configuration template, please refer to the Specifying the Monitors Used section of the user documentation.

Please refer to Professional Services page to learn more about the consulting services available.