SolutionPack Hitachi Device Manager

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Overview

This article explains how to install and configure SolutionPack for Hitachi Device Manager. The SolutionPack for Hitachi Device Manager accesses performance data, configuration data, and capacity planning data pertaining to the Volumes, Disks, Ports, Dynamically Provisioned Pools, and Parity Groups of Hitachi storage systems.

This article applies to EMC ViPR SRM version 3.5.1.

report screen

SolutionPack for Hitachi Device Manager

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Technical specifications

SolutionPack version

Compatible ViPR SRM version

Main reports

Data center utilization
Capacity utilization across all Hitachi arrays
Disk utilization
Capacity utilization across various types of disks
Storage system -> Detailed Information
Summary report containing inventory information of all Hitachi devices:
  • Parity groups
  • Volumes
  • Disks
  • Frontend controllers
Resources
Contains various reports connected to the array
  • Hosts
  • Logical groups
Analytics
  • Capacity Reports - Breaks down capacity across storage pool, tier, host for each HDS array
  • Performance collection troubleshooting - Helps troubleshooting performance data collection

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Preparing Hitachi Device Manager for discovery and data collection

Identify the information required to support resource discovery and data collection before installing the SolutionPack for Hitachi Device Manager

ViPR SRM communicates with the Hitachi Device Manager to poll information for HDS arrays.

Procedure

  1. Identify account credentials with administrator privileges on the Hitachi Device Manager system
  2. Record the IP address/hostname for SSH and CIMOM communication
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Installing the SolutionPack

Before you begin

Procedure

  1. Log in.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Centralized Management.
  4. Click SolutionPacks.
  5. Select SolutionPack Center.
  6. Select theSolutionPack for Hitachi Device Manager in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  7. Click Install.
  8. In theData Collection field of the Select the components to install window, select the Collector host.
  9. In Reports, select the Frontend host.
  10. In the Data Collection window, select Activate the APG Failover-Filter if desired.
  11. In Hostname or IP address to send data, type the Primary Backend host. The default port is 2020.
  12. Leave Enable alerting on data collected checked.
  13. In Alerting Backend the hostname or IP address, select the Primary Backend host. The default port is 2010.
  14. In Hitachi Device Manager, type the Hitachi Device Manager CIM server host.
  15. In Username and Password, type the required credentials.
  16. Optionally, select the Enable Secure Connection (SSL) checkbox. If using a secure connection, the default port is 5989.
  17. If using a non-secure connection, the default is 5988.
  18. Select the Do you want to configure advanced settings to configure polling and collection threads settings.
  19. Click the plus (+) sign to add Hitachi Device Manager hosts.
  20. In the Administration Web-Service Instance field of the Reports window, select the Frontend host.
  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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Operational Issues

These are common problems and their workarounds, if possible.

LUNS not visible in Path details

LUNs from Hitachi AMS200 arrays do not appear in Path details and E2E reports. There is no workaround for this problem.

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