Monitoring your Storage Environment

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IBM DS6000, DS8000 Series KM for PATROL monitors all of the performance metrics and usage statistics of your IBM storage environment, such as file disk space usage, storage utilization, I/Os on the storage units/ranks/volumes, etc.. It continuously monitors the activity of each storage unit and is also able to build reports on past utilization and statistics.

This chapter provides detailed information on how to manage connections to IBM DS Storage Manager, monitor your IBM storage environment, perform basic administrative tasks, and how to manage thresholds and alert actions with IBM DS6000, DS8000 Series KM for PATROL.

tipTo setup a complete monitoring of your IBM environment, we strongly recommend you to also use Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL that covers all the physical aspect of the IBM equipment (status of the disks, ports, temperature, power supplies, power consumption, etc).