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  • Configuration Template
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  • This article explains how to use the pre-built configuration for Hitachi Content Platform with Monitoring Studio v9.4 and higher.
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  • Configuration Template

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Monitoring Hitachi Content Platform with Monitoring Studio

KB1207 - Oct 10, 2017

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Introduction

This article explains how to import the pre-built configuration into Monitoring Studio to monitor the Hitachi Content Platform through its embedded SNMP agent.

The pre-built configuration requires that the system running the PATROL Agent (v9.6 and higher) have access to the SNMP Agent on the device through the SNMP protocol to monitor the health, capacity, and performance metrics of the Hitachi Content Platform.

Important Note: This pre-built configuration does not cover all the monitoring aspects of Hitachi Content Platform 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 pre-built configuration. Should you need further assistance to customize it, please contact our Professional Services team.

Monitored Parameters

The pre-built configuration collects the following metrics:

PATROL Console Collected Parameters
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  • Back-end Switch Status
  • Capacity Balancing Status
  • Compression Status
  • Content Verification Status
  • Disposition Status
  • Duplicate Elimination Status
  • Garbage Collection Status
  • Ingested Data Volume
  • Irreparable Objects Present
  • Logical Volume
    • Available Capacity
    • Total Capacity
    • Used Capacity
    • Status
  • Migration State
  • Nodes
    • Logical Volume Usage
    • Logical Volume Total Space
    • Logical Volume Unused Space
    • NIC Failure
    • Available Status
    • SAN Status
  • Node Active Directory Connectivity
  • Node BBUs
  • Node Fans
  • Node Power
  • Node Processor
  • Node Temperature
  • Node Voltage
  • Protected Volume Space
  • Protection Status
  • Replication
    • Replication Link Back Log Seconds
    • Replication Link Errors per Second
    • Replication Link Mbytes per Second
    • Replication Link Operations per Second
  • Scavenging Status
  • Shredding Object Count
  • Storage Component Status
  • Storage Pool Status
  • Storage Tiering Status
  • Tenant Quota
    • Allocated Space
    • Logical Space Used
    • Physical Space Used
  • Total Capacity
  • Total Object Count
  • Unavailable Objects Present

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 Hitachi Content Platform through SNMP v1, v2c, or v3,
  • The PATROL Agent 9.6 or later is installed and properly configured,
  • Monitoring Studio KM 9.4 or higher is installed with the latest patches and loaded on the PATROL Agent.

Procedure

  1. Download the Hitachi-Content-Platform-for-MSv94-v1.zip file, unzip the 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
    Figure 1 - Importing the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration

    Figure 1 - Importing the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration

  3. Locate the folder where the downloaded .cfg file is saved and select the Hitachi Content Platform configuration file.
    Figure 2 - Selecting the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration to import

    Figure 2 - Selecting the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration to import

  4. Review the Import Summary and click Next.
    Figure 3 - Reviewing the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration import summary

    Figure 3 - Reviewing the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration import summary

  5. When the import process is complete, click Finish.
    Figure 4 – Completing the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration import

    Figure 4 – Completing the Hitachi Content Platform pre-built configuration import

  6. In the PATROL Console, under the HCP container, right-click the hcp host and click Edit.
  7. Specify the hostname or IP address of the HCP host to be monitored and click Next.
    Figure 5 - Specifying the hostname or IP address of the HCP host to be monitored

    Figure 5 - Specifying the hostname or IP address of the HCP host to be monitored

  8. Specify the system credentials (optional) and the SNMP version you wish to use and click Next.
    Figure 6 - Providing credentials and SNMP version

    Figure 6 - Providing credentials and SNMP version

    Note: For SNMP v1 and v2c, provide the SNMP community string; for SNMP v3 enter the credentials.
  9. Select the option corresponding to the test method you wish to use to verify the host availability (optional).
    Figure 7 - Verifying host availability

    Figure 7 - Verifying host availability

  10. Click Finish to launch the discovery.
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.