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  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article explains how to monitor Hitachi (HDS) AMS, HUS Storage Systems using the Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI and Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL.
Additional Keywords
  • Hitachi, Hitachi (HDS) AMS, Hitachi Device Manager, Hitachi HUS, HSNM2 CLI, Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI

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Leveraging the HSNM2 CLI to Monitor Hitachi (HDS) AMS, HUS Systems

KB1148 - Jul 11, 2014 - Last reviewed on May 17, 2019

Introduction

An issue identified on the Hitachi Device Manager SMI-S provider causes the status of all storage components to always be "OK", whatever their actual status. Sentry Software therefore recommends using the Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI to monitor Hitachi (HDS) AMS and HUS Systems.

This article explains how to:

  • Install Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI
  • Configure Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI
  • Configure Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL.

Installing Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI

On a Windows Server

  1. Install the Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI
  2. Install the PATROL Agent on the server where Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI is installed
  3. Set the global environment variable STONAVM_HOME to the installation folder:

    e.g.  STONAVM_HOME=C:\Program Files\Storage Navigator Modular 2 CLI
    

On a Linux Server

  1. Create an installation folder (default: /usr/stonavm).
  2. Untar the installation files to the installation folder.
  3. Set the following variables for the PATROL Agent:

    STONAVM_HOME to the installation folder  
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH variable to $STONAVM_HOME/lib
    

    Example:

    STONAVM_HOME=/usr/stonavm  
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/stonavm/lib
    

Configuring Hitachi Storage Navigator Module 2 CLI

  1. Register the storage systems to be monitored. You can either use:

    • the auunitadduto command (automatic registering)

      <pre>auunitaddauto -ip 10.0.10.0 10.0.10.254</pre>
      
    • or the auunitadd command (manual registering):

      <pre>auunitadd -unit AMS2100_12345678 -ctl0  10.0.0.1 -ctl1 10.0.0.2</pre>
      
  2. Run the auunitref command to list the connected systems:

        <pre>Name                                                              Group            Type     Construction Connection Type Error  Monitoring Communication Type IP Address/Host Name/Device Name  
                    AMS2100_12345678                                     AMS2100  Dual         TCP/IP(LAN)     Enable           Non-secure         10.0.10.1                            10.0.10.2 </pre>
    
  3. For each UNIT (i.e. AMS2100_12345678), test the login credentials to be used by the CLI to authenticate:

    <pre>audrive –unit  AMS2100_12345678 -status   
    
                The Account  Authentication is enabled. Please login.  
    
                User ID: username  
    
                Password:  
    
                Unit  HDU   Type        Status  
    
                0     0  Data        Normal  
    
                0     1  Data        Normal  
    
                0     2  Data        Normal  
    
                0     3  Data        Normal  
    
                0     4  Undefined   Mounted</pre>
    

Configuring Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL

  1. In TrueSight, configure the monitoring of your Hitachi storage system:

    • Create a new policy or edit an existing one
    • Under the Device Information section:

      • Enter an Internal ID
      • Enter the IP Address of the Hitachi Storage System to be monitored
      • From the Device Type pull-down list, select Storage (Array, Switch, Library).

        Configuring the monitoring of your Hitachi storage system

    • Scroll-down to the SSH section:

      • Enable SSH
      • Enter the Username and Password to be used by the CLI. These should be the credentials used when testing the audrive command. Should systems have different credentials, separate remote monitoring instances must be setup for each set of credentials.
      • (UNIX/Linux only) In the Sudo Options section:

        • Check the Use When root Privileges are Needed option to use the “sudo” utility in order to execute external commands as “root” on UNIX/Linux platforms.
        • Enter the Sudo Command Line to execute.

        Enabling SSH

    • Under the Device Advanced Settings section:

      • From the Connector Selection drop-down list, select Use Specified Connectors.
      • In the Connector File Names field, enter MS_HW_HitachiSNM2CLILinux.hdf for Linux, MS_HW_HitachiSNM2CLINT.hdf for Windows.

        Specifying the connector the used

    • Click OK.

  2. Click OK and Save.