ViPR SRM 3.6 – SolutionPack for EMC® XtremIO Summary Sheet

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Overview

Learn 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.

SolutionPack for EMC XtremIO

SolutionPack for XtremIO

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Technical specifications

Main reports

XtremIO Information and details

XtremIO health

XtremIO Capacity dashboard, de-duplication and thin provisioning

XtremIO Performance metrics

XtremIO path details and connectivity

XtremIO Alerts

Supported collection interfaces

For information about supported collection interfaces, refer to the ViPR SRM Support Matrix.

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Where to find the latest SolutionPack software

Install the latest core software update for your product suite. SolutionPacks distributed with core software have a 30-day free evaluation period. If you plan to use the software longer than 30 days, you must install a SolutionPack license before the trial period ends.

This 30-day free evaluation only applies to new installations and is not available for upgraded installations. If you upgrade the core software and want to try a new SolutionPack, you must request a license for that SolutionPack by completing a Support Request (SR) form, which is available on the EMC Online Support website at http://support.emc.com.

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Installing the SolutionPack

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Click SolutionPacks.
  4. Click SolutionPack Center.
  5. Select the SolutionPack in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks window.
  6. Click Install.
  7. Type the instance name.
  8. Assign a server for each component.
    In a typical four server deployment, the recommended servers are selected automatically.
  9. Click Next.
    The window displays a note about Alert Consolidation.
  10. Click Next.
    The window displays pre-configured alert details.
  11. Click Next.
    The window displays data collection details.
  12. From the Data collection drop-down, select existing settings that have been specified for other components, or select Add a new 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 Topology Backend on data collected checked.
  14. From the Topology Service drop-down menu, select existing settings that have been specified for other components, or select Add a new Topology Service.
    If you select Add a new Topology service, provide information about the topology service and the web service. In Topology Service hostname or IP address, specify the Primary Backend.
    From the Web-Service Gateway drop-down menu, select existing settings that have been specified for other components, or select Add new gateway. If you select Add new gateway, provide information about the web-service gateway where the topology service resides.
  15. Select Enable Alert consolidation.
    1. In Alert consolidation server hostname or IP address, select the Primary Backend host.
    2. In Alert consolidation server port number, select the port used for alert consolidation.
  16. Select Do you want to configure advanced settings to configure polling settings.
  17. Click Next.
    The window displays reports settings.
  18. Click Install.
  19. Click Ok when the installation is complete.
  20. Click Discovery Center > Devices Management.
  21. Click XtremIO.
  22. Click Add new device.
  23. From Server, select the server where the device will be dispatched.
  24. From Instance, select the instance of the emc-xtremio-collect where the device will be dispatched.
  25. 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
  26. Click Test to validate the credentials.
  27. Click Ok.
  28. Click Save.
  29. In the tree, clickSolutionPacks and navigate to the EMC XtremIO SolutionPack to verify the installation.
    Performance data will displayed in about an hour.
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Confirming report creation

After you install a SolutionPack, you can view its reports.

To view the reports:

Procedure

  1. Go to User Interface > Report Library.
  2. Click the SolutionPack to view its reports.

Results

It may take up to an hour to display all relevant information in these reports.

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Troubleshooting

Report display problems

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What to do if data does not appear in any reports

Procedure

  1. After the completion of at least three collection cycles, verify if data is populating into the reports. If there is still no data in the reports, continue to the next step.
  2. Run the scheduled task to import data into reports. If there is still no data in the reports, continue to the next step.
  3. To view the log files for errors, go to Centralized Management and click Collecting > Collector-Manager::<instance name> > Log Files.
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Running a scheduled task to import data into reports

After you push a new configuration into a collector, a scheduled task runs and populates the reports with new data. You can manually run the scheduled task to import the data more quickly.

Before you begin

Allow at least three polling cycles to pass before manually running the scheduled task.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Expand Scheduled Tasks.
  4. Click Database.
  5. Select the import-properties-Default task.
  6. Click Run Now.
  7. Confirm success in running the task in the Last Result and Last Result Time columns.
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What to do if data does not appear in some reports

Procedure

  1. Run the scheduled task to import data into reports. If there is still no data in the reports, continue to step 2.
  2. Search for the metric in the database.
  3. To view the log files for errors, go to Centralized Management and click Collecting > Collector-Manager::<instance name> > Log Files.
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Searching for metrics in the database

You can verify that a metric is being collected and used for reporting when you search and find the metric in the database.

Procedure

  1. Go to the Administration page.
  2. Under Modules, click Management of Database Metrics.
  3. On the Metric Selection page, create the filter, type the number of results, and select the properties to display for the metric.
    For example, to list up to 100 results of the Capacity metric with the properties of device and IP, type name=='Capacity' in the Filter field, 100 in the Maximum results field, and select device and IP for the Properties to show.
  4. Click Query.
    A list of the metric results appears. If nothing displays, the metric is not being collected.
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Viewing collector errors in the Collector-Manager log files

Review the Collector-Manager log files to troubleshoot problems with data collection.

Procedure

  1. Click Administration.
  2. Click Centralized Management.
  3. Expand Collecting.
  4. Click the Collector-Manager for your collector instance.
    Collector-Manager::<Collector-Manager instance> - <host_ID>
  5. Expand Log Files and click the View File icon to review the configuration error messages.
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