ViPR SRM 3.7 – Explore ViPR SRM
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EMC ViPR SRM is a comprehensive monitoring and reporting solution for enterprise-wide data storage assets. ViPR SRM helps an organization visualize, analyze, and optimize its storage investments.
The ViPR SRM management framework is a web-based application. The application provides reporting and monitoring services for EMC and third-party devices in your storage infrastructure. Asset-specific SolutionPacks provide a user interface that is customized specifically to the components in your environment.
ViPR SRM presents the following separate portal pages for user and administrative tasks:
- User Interface
- Provides access to all reporting, analysis, and visualization features.
- Provides access to administrative tasks for the application, such as managing users and application modules.
- Centralized Management
- Provides deployment and management of licenses, SolutionPacks, and additional servers and modules.
You can access all portals from the same URL and login session.Back to Top
- From your administrator or software installer, obtain the hostname of the server where the ViPR SRM frontend module is installed.
- To access
ViPR SRM, type the following URL in a web browser:
- In the Login dialog box, type credentials that your administrator provided, or use the following default credentials, and then click
username admin password changemeThe home page for the User Interface shows the top of the reporting hierarchy, labeled All. From this home page, you can navigate to any ViPR SRM report.
- In the banner, click
The home page for the Administration interface opens.
The Administration interface page provides access to general portal configuration, user management, report management, SRM modules (such as Alerting), and Centralized Management for ViPR SRM.Notice that the banner for the Administration page changes to show the User Interface button, which you can use to return to the main reporting interface.
- From the Administration page, click
Centralized Management in the navigation tree in the left pane.
The Centralized Management page opens.Centralized Management opens in a new browser tab. You can return to the Administration Console using the previous browser tab.
- From the Centralized Management page, click
SolutionPacks in the navigation tree in the left pane.
The Installed SolutionPacks page opens to a list of SolutionPacks that are currently installed. The pre-defined reports generated by these SolutionPacks are accessed on the User Interface, under .
- On the menu bar at the top of the window, click
The Browse and Install SolutionPacks page opens. This page shows all SolutionPacks supported in your current version of ViPR SRM.
- Click a
A description page for that SolutionPack opens. For example, the page shown here describes the SolutionPack for Ericsson IMS CSCF.
- To install a new
Install in the lower right corner of a
A SolutionPack might be available for trial usage. For permanent usage, you need a license to install a SolutionPack.
DashboardsThe User Interface provides end-to-end visibility into the performance, health, availability, and configuration of storage assets and the supporting storage infrastructure, including hosts, adapters, and switches. Information is presented in various formats and degrees of detail.
Dashboard reports show summary-level statistics about usage and capacity. For example, the following dashboard provides a high-level view of the storage resources in an organization.
Dashboard convenience features include:
- Pointer hover for details—To see statistic values (rather than percentage values), place your pointer over a dashboard bar. For example, on the dashboard in the previous figure, the pointer exposes the exact number of GB of storage that each bar represents. Here you see that the
Configured Usable category represents 161.1 TB of space rolled up from all discovered capacity.
- Historical drill-down—To display a graphical representation of historical details about a statistic, click a dashboard bar. Here you see graphs of historical usage for the Configured Usable category. (A newly installed system has little history.)
Tables provide views into all aspects of capacity, usage, configurations, and available free space. These details help storage administrators analyze, plan for, and troubleshoot capacity, compliance, performance, growth trends, and more. The following table shows details about service level capacity.
Table convenience features include:
- Sort—Click any column header to sort the report based on values in that row.
- Filter—In some columns, you can filter the report to display only rows that match a value that you provide. Click the filter icon in a column header and then type or select a value for that column to filter on. The filter icon looks like this:
- Threshold warnings—Some columns display red X marks when free capacity is close to thresholds. You can view and change threshold settings in EDIT MODE.
- Column descriptions—Hover over the column heading to display a description of that column. You can customize these descriptions in EDIT MODE.
- Hide columns, rearrange column order, and specify a persistent sort order—Click the small
Customize Table Columns icon above the upper right corner of any table report to expose a dialog that lets you select which columns to display.
On the same dialog, drag the column name to place it where you want it in the list, and specify sort ordering by columns. On this dialog, Apply makes the changes for your current session only. Save and Apply persists the changes across logins.
- Component drill-down—In some tables, you can click a row to expose more details about the primary subject of the row. For example, clicking the Gold row in the table above displays a second table showing the arrays that are configured to support the Gold service level. You do not have to navigate away from the first table to see the second one.
Topology diagrams represent end-to-end data paths from virtual machines and host servers, through switches and adapters, out to arrays and their components.
Topology map features include:
- Easy access—To access topology maps, you navigate to a storage component node. For example, you would access the previous map through a Host node.
- Expansion indicators— If a plus sign exists on one of the component symbols in a topology map, it indicates that the component is expandable. To expand the map, click the component.
Graphical presentations show trends and forecasts over time.
To expose the coordinate values on a graphical display, you can move the pointer over different areas on the graph.Back to Top
The following image shows features on a report page in the User Interface.
Nodes in the report tree
You can access any pre-defined, customized, saved, or scheduled report using the report tree in the left pane on the User Interface. The following table briefly describes each node in the report tree.Back to Top
The following image shows features on the Administration interface.
Nodes in the Administration navigation tree
The following table describes each node in the Administration navigation tree. For information about administrative tasks, see the ViPR SRM Help or one of the specialized PDF documents mentioned in the following table.Back to Top