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

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Monitoring EMC Data Domain Storage Devices with Monitoring Studio

KB1197 - May 05, 2017

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Introduction

This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor the capacity and performance of the EMC Data Domain 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 Data Domain 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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CIFS

  • CIFS Status

DDBOOST

  • Client Total Connections
  • Interface group status
  • DDBOOST Status
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Disk

  • Disk Performance
    • Current State of the Disk
    • Disk Sectors Read per second
    • Disk Sectors Written per second
    • Disk Total Kbytes read/written per second
    • Percentage of time disk is busy
  • Disk Reliability
    • Disk Crc Err Count
    • Disk Err State
    • Disk Misc Fail Count
    • Disk Off Track Err Count
    • Disk Probational Count
    • Disk Read Fail Count
    • Disk Realloc Count
    • Disk Soft Ecc Count
    • Disk Timeout Count
    • Disk Write Fail Count
    • Temperature
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Fans

  • Fan Level
  • Fan Status
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File System

  • File System Compression
    • File System global compression factor
    • File System local compression factor
    • File System post compression in GB
    • File System post compression in GB
    • File System Total compression factor
  • File System Space
    • Size in GB
    • Space Available in GB
    • Space Cleanable
    • Space Used in GB
    • Used Space Percentage
  • File System Status
  • File System Status Message
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NFS

  • Status of the network file system

NVRAM

  • NVRAM Battery
    • Battery Charge
    • Battery Status
  • NVRAM Properties
    • Memory Size in Bytes
    • Window Size in Bytes
  • NVRAM Stats
    • Memory Error Count
    • PCI Error Count

Power

  • Power Module Status
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Replication

  • Replication Info
    • Post compression bytes received
    • Post compression bytes sent
    • Pre-compression bytes remaining
    • Pre-compression bytes sent
    • Replication Throttle in bps
    • State of replication source/dest pair
    • Status of filesystem
    • Status of replication source/dest pair connection
    • Time of connection
    • Time when the source and destination were in sync
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System Statistics

  • System Stats
    • CPU Average Percentage Busy
    • CPU Max Percentage Busy
    • Number of CIFS Operations performed per second
    • Number of Kbytes per second received for replication
    • Number of Kbytes per second sent for replication
    • Number of Kbytes read per second from NVRAM
    • Number of Kbytes written per second on NVRAM
    • Number of NFS Operations performed per second
    • Percentage of time NFS was processing
    • Percentage of time NFS was receiving requests
    • Percentage of time NFS was sending requests
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Temperature

  • Temperature Sensor Current Temperature
  • Temperature Sensor Status
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VTL

  • State of VTL administration
  • Drive status
  • Initiator Status
  • Library Status
  • Library Total Caps
  • Library Total Drives
  • Library Total Slots
  • Pool Status
  • State of VTL Process

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration

Pre-requisites

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

  • You have access to the SNMP agent embedded on the EMC Data Domain storage device through SNMP v1, v2c, or v3
  • PATROL Agent 9.6 or later is installed and properly configured
  • Monitoring Studio KM 9.4 or later is installed with the latest patches, is loaded on the PATROL agent, and that the snmpRetryIntervals configuration variable is set to 60000 ms.  

Procedure

  1. Download the EMC-DataDomain-for-MSv9.x-v1.cfg file and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent and the Monitoring Studio KM are installed.
  2. Right-click on the main Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration
    Importing the EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration

    Importing the EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration

  3. Navigate to the folder where the downloaded cfg file is copied and choose the EMC-DataDomain-for-MSv9.x-v1.cfg
    Selecting the EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration to import

    Selecting the EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration to import

  4. Review the Import Summary and click Next.
    Reviewing the EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration import summary

    Reviewing the EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration import summary

  5. When import is complete, click Finish.
    EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration import complete

    EMC Data Domain pre-built configuration import complete

  6. In the PATROL Console, under the EMC Data Domain container, right-click the EMC-DD2XXX host and click Edit.
  7. Specify the hostname or IP address of the EMC Data Domain storage device to be monitored and click Next.
    Specifying the hostname or IP address of the EMC Data Domain storage device to be monitored

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

  8. Specify the SNMP version used and click Next.
    Selecting the version of the SNMP used

    Selecting the version of the SNMP used

  9. 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

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

    Specifying the tests to perform to check host availability

Important Note: Thresholds are not set by default. We recommend you to set them as per your needs.

Learn More

To learn more about the monitor types 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.