SolutionPack for HP 3PAR StoreServ

Table of Contents

Overview

This article explains how to install and configure the SolutionPack for HP 3PAR StoreServ. This SolutionPack enables you to generate real-time and historical reports and access capacity, performance, and inventory details about your HP 3PAR StoreServ systems.

This article applies to EMC ViPR SRM version 3.5.1.

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Technical Specifications

SolutionPack version

Compatible ViPR SRM version

Main reports

Back-end Throughput (IOPS)
Reports the throughput (IOPS) for all HP 3PAR systems
Disk IO
Reports the overall disk IO activities (IOPS requests) for all HP 3PAR systems
Hits Ratio
Reports the hits ratio distribution per subsystem as well as the hit ratio per array/controller for on all available subsystems
Inventory
Reports a summary containing the total count of all subsystems, controllers, power supplies, ports, virtual volumes, logical drives, drive cages, and drives for all subsystems
IOPS Reports
Reports the total IOPS activities for the drives, LUNs, and ports on all available subsystems
Subsystems Summary
Drill-down report containing a summary of all subsystems, including key indicators such as the subsystem name, version, IP address, drives, capacity, and model
TopN I/O
Reports the top 10 I/O activities for the drives, virtual volumes, and ports on all available subsystems
Usable Capacity
Reports the total array capacity available

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Preparing your HP 3PAR StoreServ system for discovery and data collection

Identify the information required to support resource discovery and data collection before installing the SolutionPack for HP 3PAR StoreServ.

ViPR SRM communicates with the HP 3PAR StoreServ system using an account with read-only privileges on the system.

Procedure

  1. Identify an account with read-only privileges for the HP 3PAR StoreServ system.
  2. Ensure that the array can be accessed on port 22 using SSH.
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Installing the SolutionPack

After you log in as an administrator, you can install a SolutionPack from Centralized Management.

Procedure

  1. Log in.
  2. Click Administration.
  3. Click Centralized Management.
  4. Click SolutionPacks.
  5. Select SolutionPack Center.
  6. Select the SolutionPack in the Browse and Install SolutionPacks screen.
  7. Click Install.
  8. Type the instance name.
  9. Assign a server for each component.
    In a typical four server deployment, the components are assigned as shown below:
    • Data collection: Collector
    • Reports: Front End
  10. Click Next.
  11. Set the Data Collection settings.
    1. In the Data collection field, select existing settings from the drop-down list, or add a new host by selecting Add a new data collection. If you add a new host, in Hostname or IP address to send data to, type LocalHost. The default port is 2020.
    2. Leave Enable alerting on data collected checked.
    3. In the Alerting on data collection field, select existing settings from the drop-down list, or add a new host by selecting Add a new Alerting on data collection. If you add a new host, in Alerting Backend hostname or IP address, type the hostname or IP address of the Primary Backend host. The default port is 2010.
    4. In the HP 3PAR StorServ field, select existing settings from the drop-down list, or add a new configuration by selecting Add a new HP 3PAR StorServ. If you add a new configuration, select Do you want to configure advanced settings to configure polling and collection threads settings.
  12. Click Next.
  13. In Administration Web-Service Instance, select the Frontend host.
  14. Click Install.

After you finish

Depending on the numbers of Storage elements managed, you may need to edit the unix-services.properties file to increase the Heap Memory to a suitable level. The file is located at: /APG/Collecting/Collector-Manager/your_instance/conf/unix-services.properties.

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