SolutionPack for EMC XtremIO

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Overview

This article explains how to install and configure SolutionPack for XtremIO. The SolutionPack for XtremIO generates real-time and historical reports and access capacity, performance, and inventory details. This gives insight into the management of your EMC XtremIO flash based storage platform.

This article applies to EMC ViPR SRM version 3.5.1.

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SolutionPack for XtremIO

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Technical specifications

SolutionPack version

Compatible ViPR SRM version

Main reports

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Installing the SolutionPack

Before you begin

  • ViPR SRM core modules must be up-to-date in all servers because not all module dependencies are validated during the SolutionPack installation or update process.

Procedure

  1. Log in.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Centralized Management.
  4. Click SolutionPacks.
  5. Select SolutionPack Center.
  6. Select the SolutionPack for XtremIO in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  7. Click Install.
    The steps below assume a typical four VM deployment.
  8. In the Data Collection field of the Select the Components to Install window, enter the instance name.
  9. Select the Collector.
  10. In Reports, select the Frontend host.
  11. Click Next.
  12. In the Data collection window, select a value for Data Collection.
    If you select Add a new data collection, type information about the data collection.
    • Failover-Filter must be enabled, which is the default.
    • HostName or the IP address to send data to must point to the host where the collector is installed (localhost in a one-VM deployment and collector host in a multi-VM deployment).
    • Network port to send data to must be set to the port to which the collected data will sent. Specify your Arbiter port or legacy Backend data port. If you have chosen a port other than 2020 for Arbiter, then the same port has to be configured in this field.
  13. Leave Enable alerting on data collected checked.
  14. Select a value for Alerting on data collection.
    If you select Add a new Alerting on data collection, type information about the alerting configuration.
    • In Alerting Backend hostname or IP address, select the Primary Backend host.

      The Alerting Backend hostname or IP address must point to the host where the Primary Backend host is installed (localhost in a one-VM deployment and primary backend host in a multi-VM deployment).

    • Alerting Backend data port must be set to the port on which alerts will be collected by the Primary Backend Host.
  15. Leave Enable Topology Backend on data collected checked.
  16. Select a value for Topology Service.
    If you select Add a new Topology Service, type information about topology queries.
    • Topology Service hostname or IP address must point to the host where the collector Topology Service hostname or IP address must point to the host where the > Collector.
    • Select a value for Web-Service Gateway.

      WebService Gateway should point to the gateway on localhost or a new gateway can be added.

    • If you select Add new gateway, type information about the gateway.
  17. If you want the alerts to be collected from the array, check Configure Alert Consolidation.
    In Hostname or IPAddress, select the Primary Backend host.
    In Network Port, select the port 2040.
  18. Click the Click to show device questions link.
  19. In the section XtremIO configuration, enter the IP and credentials of the XtremIO array’s Management IP address or hostname.
    • In Management IP address or hostname, type the array management IP or hostname.
    • Add the username and password of the XtremIO array
    • Select the Timezone of the XtremIO system in UTC format
    • Click the plus sign (+) to add multiple arrays
    • If the polling interval must be decreased, use Select Advanced Settings and enter a value between 900 (15 minutes) and 3600 (1 hour).
    • If Alert polling interval needs to be changed, enter the value between 300 (5 minutes) to 3600 (1 hour)

      Note: In case the default alert polling interval(5 minutes) is changed, then the alertsblock.xsl have to be manually updated with the same polling interval.

      Steps to update alertsblock.xsl Manually:

      1. Navigate to Centralized Management.
      2. Select Logical Overview > Collecting > Stream Collector > Stream-Collector::emc-xtremio.
      3. Under Configuration Files, edit alertsblock.xsl.
      4. Edit the line containing <xsl:variable name="pollingPeriod">PT5M</xsl:variable> to the same time interval specified in the UI.
      5. Restart the XtremIO Collector for changes to take an effect.

      If the SolutionPack for EMC XtremIO is reconfigured and the alert polling interval is changed from the default value, ensure that the alertsblock.xsl is updated manually.

  20. Click Next.
  21. Click Install.
    The SolutionPack installation begins.
  22. Click Ok once installation is complete.
    Performance data will displayed in about an hour.
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Using Discovery Center to discover an XtremIO array

Procedure

  1. From the User Interface, click Administration.
  2. Click Discovery Center.
  3. Under Device Type, click > XtremIO configuration.
  4. Click Add new device.
  5. Enter a unique friendly name for the array, management IP, username and password and click Ok.
  6. Click on the row added and select Save.
  7. Click Ok in the Save Devices dialog box.