Using IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL
Once IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL has been successfully installed and configured, you can:
- View the IBM SVC-Storwize device in TrueSight
- View the events triggered
- Create dashboards.
Viewing the IBM SVC-Storwize Device in TrueSight
The IBM SVC-Storwize system will appear as a separate device in the TrueSight Devices view.
- Log on to the TrueSight console
In the navigation pane, expand Monitoring and select Devices
Customize the Device Filter to display all your Devices
- Click the action button next to the Devices title and click Customize Filter
- Select All Devices and click Apply
Click the IBM SVC-Storwize device. In our example, svc-san
Expand the IBM SVC-Storwize Monitor to display all its instances.
Double-click the attribute of your choice to display the graph
Viewing the Events Triggered
Events are generated by the PATROL Agent (Events of class 11 or 9) and by the Sentry Software’s KMs (STD_41 or specific PATROL events) each time a threshold is breached. By default, the events generated by the KM may not be sent to the cell. Please refer to this KB article Enriching PATROL Events with More Meaningful Information for more details.
To display all the events that are associated with the IBM SVC-Storwize device:
BMC TrueSight Operations Management provides dashboards to create consolidated and customized views of your monitored IT environment. Dashboards are built from dashlet templates. Once you have selected the dashlet that corresponds to the type of view you wish to create, you can access a specific type of data and present it graphically.
IBM SVC-Storwize KM for PATROL monitors the availability, capacity, and performance for IBM SVC-Storwize storage systems. This data is available through different dashlets to allow you to create a clear view of the performance and status of your storage environment within a private or shared dashboard.
In this documentation, you will learn how to create dashboards to: