I am looking to monitor DP pool consumption on a HUS 110 via any viable method. I have looked at the MIBs for SNMP and I cannot see any entry for DP pools.
How do people automate their monitoring of this important statistic?
I have taken this very good suggestion and worked out a process using the SNM2 CLI following setup instructions here)
Run the command: HiCommandCLI.bat GetStorageArray subtarget=pool -f xml
HiCommandCLI.bat GetStorageArray subtarget=pool -f xml
This will output an XML file with a lot of information about each of your DP pools. In particular we were interested in usageRate. Any value you are interested in can be extracted from the XML. In our case we are passing the values to PRTG for tracking and alerting.
Sample XML output:
poolID="0" controllerID="-1" poolType="32" status="0" threshold="80" threshold2="90" threshold2Mode="-1" capacityInKB="20170407936" freeCapacityInKB="5173673984" usageRate="74" numberOfPoolVols="-1" numberOfVVols="6" capacityOfVVolsInKB="22368223232" clprNumber="-1" raidLevel="RAID6"
We use Tuning manager alarms for monitoring pool utilization.
Thank you Biju for this helpful reply. I would like to monitor this value on an ongoing basis, not just on an exception basis.Do you know if you can query Tuning Manager from a separate system in some helpful way?
I have discovered the "get Constitute Array" for RAID Groups/DP Pools/Volumes from within HSNM2. This produces a text file with all the information about the DP Pools that we need. This text file must be generated by some programmatic method. Does anyone know how to poll this file directly from the system?
What about with SNM2 CLI? It has equivalent commands for what you see in the GUI so you could create some kind of scheduler and query the pool usage at a regular interval. Also, there's a command called "audppool" that gives only pool information which would cut down on the work required to parse the output.
Glad you got it working. Thank you for sharing your solution with us.
've been trying out the HCS CLI methods, they are working well but this thread also mentions storage navigator cli. I can't find this anywhere, is there a specific place I can get this from in the portal? And a manual for it? I want to try that one out as well...
The full name for this software is Hitachi Storage Navigator Modular CLI. It's part of the Storage Navigator Modular software media. Are you using the new downloads section of the HDS Portal: support.hds.com?
BTW - SNM CLI only works with the modular series, e.g. HUS and AMS. Here's a manual for it: http://www.hds.com/assets/pdf/hus-command-line-interface-reference-guide-v8-0-f.pdf.
Thanks Dang, I looked for SNM2 downloads but there are none available to me.
Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like on that page in the download area:
Hmm... I have the same screen but there are actual results & download links underneath the "Version" dropdown. I wonder if your account isn't entitled to this software. What browser are you using BTW? I have IE 8.
Also IE 8.
I don't know why I wouldn't be allowed to have SNM2. I can get command suite 8.1, command director, etc.... I think what they make visible to partners probably just needs to be revised a little...
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