Type
  • Configuration Template
Description
  • This article explains how to monitor EMC Isilon storage devices with Monitoring Studio v9.2 and higher.
Additional Keywords
  • EMC, EMC Isilon

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Monitoring EMC Isilon Storage Devices with Monitoring Studio

KB1189 - Dec 07, 2016

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Introduction

This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor EMC Isilon storage devices through SNMP. The Sentry Storage Analyzer for TrueSight OM license is required to use Monitoring Studio.

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

The pre-built configuration collects the following metrics:


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Cluster

  • Cluster Health
  • Cluster Name
  • Configured Nodes
  • Input bytes for all external interfaces
  • Node Count
  • Number of bytes available for use in the /ifs filesystem
  • Number of bytes free in the /ifs filesystem (includes Virtual Hot Spare)
  • Number of bytes into /ifs
  • Number of bytes out of /ifs
  • Number of bytes used in the /ifs filesystem
  • Offline Nodes
  • Online Nodes
  • Output bytes for all external interfaces
  • Output rate (bits/s) for all external interfaces
  • Throughput rate (bits/s) into /ifs
  • Throughput rate (bits/s) out of /ifs
  • Total cluster capacity of the /ifs filesystem in bytes

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Disks

  • Disk Status
  • Disk Size
  • Disk operations/s
  • Input rate (bits/s)
  • Output rate (bits/s)

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Fans

  • Fan speed

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Nodes

  • CPU usage metrics
    • Amount of CPU used by idle processes
    • Amount of CPU used by interrupts
    • Amount of CPU used by nice processes
    • Amount of CPU used by system processes
    • Amount of CPU used by user processes
  • Node Health
  • Number of bytes into /ifs
  • Number of bytes out of /ifs
  • Protocol performance and statistics (for all protocol)
    • Average input size in bytes
    • Average latency in microseconds
    • Average output size in bytes
    • Input rate (bits/s)
    • Largest input size in bytes
    • Largest output size in bytes
    • Latency standard deviation in microseconds
    • Maximum latency in microseconds
    • Minimum latency in microseconds
    • Number of operations per second
    • Output rate (bits/s)
    • Smallest input size in bytes
    • Smallest output size in bytes
    • Standard deviation input size in bytes
    • Standard deviation output size in bytes
    • Total number of operations for the protocol
  • Throughput rate (bits/s) into /ifs
  • Throughput rate (bits/s) out of /ifs
  • Total input rate (bits/s)
  • Total output rate (bits/s)

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Quotas

  • Number of inodes (dir and files) covered by the quota
  • Quota Hard threshold in bytes
  • Quota soft threshold in bytes
  • Quota usage in bytes
  • Quota usage in bytes including FlexProtect overhead

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Snapshots

  • Snapshot Expires (in secs)
  • Storage space consumed by the snapshot in bytes

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Temperature

  • Current temperature sensor value

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration

Pre-requisites

Before using the pre-built configuration, make sure:

  • PATROL Agent 9.6 or later is installed and properly configured
  • Monitoring Studio KM 9.2 or later is installed and loaded on the PATROL agent
  • The system on which the PATROL Agent is installed has access to the SNMP agent embedded in the EMC Isilon storage device through SNMP v1, v2c, or v3.

Procedure

  1. Download the EMC-Isilon-for-MSv9.x-<version>.zip file, extract the .cfg file and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent and the Monitoring Studio KM are installed.
  2. Right-click the main Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration
    Importing the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration

    Importing the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration

  3. Enter the path to the folder containing the EMC-Isilon-for-MSv9.x-<version>.cfg file and click Next.
    Selecting the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration template to import

    Selecting the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration template to import

  4. Select EMC-Isilon-for-MSv9.x-<version>.cfg and click Next.
    Configuring EMC Isilon Group Constants

    Configuring EMC Isilon Group Constants

  5. Leave the fields blank and click Next.
    Verifying the import summary of the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration

    Verifying the import summary of the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration

  6. Verify the import summary and click Next.
    Success import of the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration

    Success import of the EMC Isilon pre-built configuration

  7. When the import is complete, click Finish.
  8. In the PATROL Console, under the EMC Isilon container, right-click the emc-isilon host and click Edit.
    Specifying the hostname or IP address of the EMC Isilon storage device to be monitored

    Specifying the hostname or IP address of the EMC Isilon storage device to be monitored

  9. Select the version of SNMP embedded in the EMC Isilon storage device to be monitored
    Selecting the version of the SNMP embedded in the EMC Isilon storage device

    Selecting the version of the SNMP embedded in the EMC Isilon storage device

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

    Configuring SNMP settings

  11. Click Finish to start the discovery.
    Specifying the tests to perform to check host availability

    Specifying the tests to perform to check host availability

Learn More

To learn more about the monitor types used in this configuration template, please refer to the following sections of the user documentation:

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