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  • Best Practice
Description
  • This article describes the procedure to follow to monitor Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series with Hitachi Disk Arrays KM for PATROL v1.4.04 or higher.
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  • Hitachi, Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series, embedded SMI-S provider, statistics, G Series

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Monitoring Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series with Hitachi Disk Arrays KM for PATROL

KB1181 - May 11, 2016

Introduction

The Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series come with an embedded SMI-S provider that can be leveraged by the Hitachi Disk Arrays KM to collect hardware and performance metrics. To monitor these series, some actions need to be performed at the embedded SMI-S provider and KM levels. We will see in this article the different steps to follow to achieve this objective.

Prerequisites

Prior to setting up the monitoring of Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series, please ensure that the following items are available, installed and properly configured:

  • Java v1.8 or higher
  • Hitachi Disk Arrays KM for PATROL v1.4.04 or higher

Procedure

To monitor Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series, you will have to:

  • Configure the Hitachi embedded SMI-S provider
  • Test the connection to the SMI-S Provider
  • Add a connection to the Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series to be monitored

Configuring the Hitachi Embedded SMI-S Provider

Since Hitachi Disk Arrays KM for PATROL leverages the embedded SMI-S provider, there is no need to install a separate SMI-S provider to collect hardware and performance metrics. The only steps to follow are:

  1. Start the embedded SMI-S provider
  2. Create a user with a “storage administrator View-only” role
  3. Enable Statistics.

Starting the Embedded SMI-S Provider

To start the embedded SMI-S Provider:

  1. Click Start > All Programs > Hitachi Device Manager - Storage Navigator > StorageDeviceList
  2. Click Start Service
  3. Run the netstat -ano|findstr 5989 command to verify that a process is actually listening on port 5989.

Creating a User with the “storage administrator View-only” Role

To create a user with the “storage administrator View-only” role:

  1. Log on to the Hitachi Device Manager - Storage Navigator console
  2. In the left pane, click Administration > Storage Administrator (View Only) User Group
  3. In the right pane, select the Users tab and click Create User
  4. Enter the required information and click Finish.

Enabling Statistics

Statistics need to be enabled to allow Hitachi Disk Arrays KM for PATROL to collect hardware and performance metrics. The procedure is as follows:

  1. Log on to the Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular console with the administrator’s account.
  2. In the left pane, click Analytics > Performance Monitor
  3. Click Edit Monitoring Switch
  4. In the Edit Monitoring Switch window, select Enable and click Finish.

Testing the Connection to the Embedded SMI-S Provider

Before configuring Hitachi Disk Arrays KM for PATROL to monitor Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series, it is important to test the connection to the SMI-S provider with the Sentry’s troubleshooting tool and therefore validate your SMI-S provider configuration. Please refer to the Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues article to know how to use this specific tool.

Adding a Connection to Hitachi VSP Gxxxx Series

In the PATROL console:

  1. Right-click the main Hitachi KM icon › KM Commands › Add a Connection to a Hitachi Device Manager ...
  2. Enter the hostname of the server where the embedded SMI-S provider is running. You can leave the IP address or fully qualified name field blank if you specified the hostname. Click Next.
  3. Specify the port and protocol to be used:
    • 5988 for HTTP (not encrypted)
    • 5989 for HTTPS (encrypted). You will then have to check the Encrypt data using HTTPS box
  4. Enter the WBEM credentials of the user with the “storage administrator View-only” role  you previously created and click Next.
  5. Hitachi KM needs to perform a full discovery to add the remote device. Click Finish to launch the discovery.