Type
  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article explains how to configure the Hardware Monitoring solution to monitor the health and detect hardware failures in HP StorageWorks MSA2000 and P2000 systems.
Additional Keywords
  • DotHill, HP, HP StorageWorks, MSA2000/P2000, SSH, Telnet

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Monitoring HP StorageWorks MSA2000/P2000 with Hardware Sentry

KB1084 - Aug 25, 2011 - Last reviewed on Aug 01, 2013

Objective

This article explains how to set up the monitoring of HP StorageWorks MSA2000 and P2000 systems in BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management (BPPM, BMC PATROL or BMC Portal). MSA2000 and P2000 storage systems are often used in direct attach or small SAN environments.

Requirements

Supported platforms

All versions of HP StorageWorks MSA2000 / P2000

Instrumentation requirements

The solution will use the Telnet or SSH protocol to connect directly to the HP MSA Management Card of the HP StorageWorks MSA2000 or P2000 system. To configure your monitoring solution, you will need network access to the storage system and credentials to connect to the HP MSA Management Card through Telnet or SSH.

Configuring Hardware Sentry KM

  1. Add a new remote monitoring of type Storage (Right-Click the Hardware icon > KM commands > Add a Remote System or an External Device…).
  2. Accept the license agreement and click Next

  3. Identify the system or device you want to monitor remotely:
    • Enter the DNS name / IP Address of the disk array's management card
    • From the System or Device type pull-down list, select Storage (Array, Switch, Library)
    • Click Next.

  4. Select the option "Manually choose which connectors to use” and click Next

  5. Select the HP MSA 2000 & P2000 connector and click Next.

  6. Specify valid Telnet / SSH user credentials and click Next.

  7. Click Finish to perform a new hardware discovery.

Important note: We recommend setting the polling interval for all MSA Disk arrays to at least 15 minutes to prevent the management card from being overloaded.

Configuring BMC Performance Manager Express for Hardware

  1. Add a new element of type "Storage" to Portal.
  2. Enter the DNS Name / IP address of the disk array's management card.
  3. Specify valid Telnet / SSH username / password.  

Important note:  We recommend setting the collection interval for all MSA Disk arrays to at least 15 minutes to prevent the management card from being overloaded.

Monitored objects and parameters

Discovered objects

  • Logical disks, RAIDs (MS_HW_LOGICALDISK)
  • Physical disks (MS_HW_PHYSICALDISK)
  • Fans (MS_HW_FAN)
  • Voltage sensors (MS_HW_VOLTAGE)
  • Temperature sensors (MS_HW_TEMPERATURE)
  • Power supplies (MS_HW_POWERSUPPLY)
  • Blades (MS_HW_BLADE)
  • Other devices (MS_HW_OTHERDEVICE)
  • Network cards (MS_HW_NETWORK)
  • Enclosure model (MS_HW_ENCLOSURE)

Collected parameters

  • MS_HW_LOGICALDISK / Status
  • MS_HW_LOGICALDISK / StatusInformation
  • MS_HW_LOGICALDISK / UnallocatedSpace
  • MS_HW_PHYSICALDISK / Status
  • MS_HW_PHYSICALDISK / StatusInformation
  • MS_HW_FAN / Status
  • MS_HW_VOLTAGE / Status
  • MS_HW_VOLTAGE / Voltage
  • MS_HW_TEMPERATURE / Status
  • MS_HW_TEMPERATURE / Temperature
  • MS_HW_POWERSUPPLY / Status
  • MS_HW_BLADE / Status
  • MS_HW_OTHERDEVICE / Status
  • MS_HW_OTHERDEVICE / StatusInformation
  • MS_HW_NETWORK / StatusInformation
  • MS_HW_NETWORK / LinkStatus
  • MS_HW_NETWORK / LinkSpeed
  • MS_HW_NETWORK / Status