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  • Configuration Template
Description
  • This article explains how to use the pre-built configuration for IBM FlashSystem 900 storage devices with Monitoring Studio v9.4 and higher.
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  • Configuration Template

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Monitoring IBM FlashSystem 900 Storage Devices with Monitoring Studio

KB1202 - Jun 27, 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 IBM FlashSystem 900 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 IBM FlashSystem 900 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.

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Arrays

  • Available Capacity (TiB)
  • Used Capacity (TiB)
  • Status
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Battery

  • Charging Status
  • Total Cell Charge
  • Cell1 Charge (mV)
  • Cell2 Charge (mV)
  • Cell3 Charge (mV)
  • Full Capacity
  • Remaining Capacity
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Drive

  • Drive Status
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Fan

  • Temperature
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Fibre Channel

  • Average SCSI Read Latency
  • Average SCSI Write Latency
  • Bandwidth (MB/s)
  • CRC Errors
  • IOPS
  • Queue Depth
  • Read Bandwidth (MB/s)
  • Read IOPS
  • Write Bandwidth (MB/s)
  • Write IOPS
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Fiber Channel over Ethernet

No metrics available in the configuration template. Users can create a dynamic object based on their IBM FlashSystem model.

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Flash Cards

  • Overall Health (%)
  • Power Usage (w)
  • Health State
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InfiniBand

No metrics available in the configuration template. Users can create a dynamic object based on their IBM FlashSystem model.

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Isci

No metrics available in the configuration template. Users can create a dynamic object based on their IBM FlashSystem model

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Nodes

  • Node Status
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Power

  • AC Status
  • DC Status
  • Communication Error
  • Fan Speed (RPM)
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VDisks

  • Status
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System Performance

  • Read Bandwidth
  • Read IOPS
  • Total Bandwidth
  • Total IOPS
  • Write Bandwidth
  • Write IOPS

Importing the Pre-Built Configuration

Pre-requisites

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

  • The system running the PATROL Agent has access to the SNMP Agent embedded on the IBM FlashSystem 9000 storage devices through SNMP v1/v2c/v3 and is configured to listen to the SNMP traps
  • PATROL Agent 9.6 or later is installed and properly configured
  • Monitoring Studio KM 9.4 or later is installed with the latest patches and loaded on the PATROL agent

Procedure

  1. Download the IBM-FlashSystem-900-for-MSv9.4-v1.cfg file and copy it on the server where the PATROL Agent and the Monitoring Studio KM is installed.
  2. Right-click on the main Monitoring Studio icon > KM Commands > Configuration > Import Configuration
    Importing the IBM FlashSystem 900 pre-built configuration

    Importing the IBM FlashSystem 900 pre-built configuration

  3. Navigate to the folder where the downloaded cfg file is copied and choose IBM-FlashSystem-900-for-MSv9.4-v1.cfg
    Selecting the IBM FlashSystem 900 pre-built configuration to import

    Selecting the IBM FlashSystem 900 pre-built configuration 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

    Verifying the host information

  5. Provide the hostname or IP address of the IBM FlashSystem 900 storage device to be monitored and click Next.
    Providing the Hostname or IP address of the IBM FlashSystem 900 storage device to be monitored

    Providing the Hostname or IP address of the IBM FlashSystem 900 storage device to be monitored

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

    Selecting the version of the SNMP used

  7. For SNMP v1 and v2c, provide the SNMP community string; for SNMP v3 enter the credentials and click Next.
  8. Review the Import Summary and click Next.
    Reviewing the IBM Flash System 900 configuration import summary

    Reviewing the IBM Flash System 900 configuration import summary

  9. When import is complete, click Finish.
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.