Type
  • Configuration Template
Description
  • This article explains how to use the pre-built configuration for Nutanix Appliances with Monitoring Studio v9.4 and higher.
Additional Keywords
  • Configuration Template, Nutanix

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Knowledge Base

Monitoring Nutanix Appliances using Monitoring Studio KM

KB1217 - Apr 19, 2018

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Introduction

This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor the capacity, traffic and status of the Nutanix appliances.

Important Note: This pre-built configuration does not cover all the monitoring aspects of Nutanix 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:

Metrics collected for Nutanix Appliances

  • Cluster Avg Latency

  • Cluster IOPS

  • Cluster Status

  • Cluster Total Storage Capacity

  • Cluster Used Storage Capacity

  • Cluster IO Bandwidth

  • Controller

    • Data Service Status

    • Metadata Service Status

    • Node Status

  • Disks

    • Available Space

    • Avg IO Latency

    • IO Bandwidth

    • IOPS

    • State

    • Total Size

  • Hypervisor

    • CPU Count

    • CPU Usage Percent

    • IO Bandwidth

    • Memory

    • Memory Usage Percent

    • Read IOPS

    • Received Bytes

    • Rx Packets Dropped

    • Total VMs

    • Transmitted Bytes

    • Tx Packets Dropped

    • Write IOPS

  • Storage Container

    • Avg IO Latency

    • IO Bandwidth

    • IOPS

    • Total Capacity

    • Used Capacity

  • Storage Pools

    • Avg IO Latency

    • IO Bandwidth

    • IOPS

    • Total Capacity

    • Used Capacity

  • VM

    • Avg Latency

    • CPU Count

    • CPU Usage Percent

    • IO Bandwidth

    • Memory

    • Memory Usage Percent

    • Read IOPS

    • Received Bytes

    • Rx Packets Dropped

    • Total VMs

    • Transmitted Bytes

    • Tx Packets Dropped

    • Write IOPS

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration

Pre-requisites

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

  • the PATROL Agent 9.6 or later is installed and properly configured,

  • Monitoring Studio KM 9.4.00 or higher is installed with the latest patches and loaded on the PATROL Agent

  • You have access to the SNMP agent on the Nutanix appliance through SNMP v1, v2c, or v3.

Procedure

  1. Download the configuration file, unzip and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent is installed and loaded with the Monitoring Studio KM.

  2. Right-click on the main Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration…

    Importing the pre-built configuration

  3. Locate the folder where the downloaded .cfg file is saved and select the Nutanix configuration file.

    Selecting the configuration file to import

  4. 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

  5. Enter the Nutanix Cluster hostname and click Next.

    Providing the Nutanix Cluster hostname

  6. Select the appropriate SNMP version used by the Nutanix appliance and click Next.

    Selecting the SNMP version used by the Nutanix Appliance

  7. For SNMP v1 and v2c, provide the SNMP community string; for SNMP v3 enter the credentials and click Next.

    Providing the Community String

  8. Review the Import Summary and click Next.

    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 monitors 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.