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vanrents
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ProSphere - VNX - performance data collection

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Hi,

In the deployment guide (P/N 300-014-019) there is a section: "Requirements for performance data collection"

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EMC Symmetrix Performance Analyzer (SPA) must be installed to display performance data for the “Array FE Directors - % busy” metric as well as handle Symmetrix Performance Analyzer alerts in ProSphere.

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I would like to collect performance data for a VNX5300 and VNX5700, but the documentation is not clear to me.

What have I done until know:

- Deploy Proshere OVF

- Inatall win2008

- Install SMI-S Provider on the 2008 server

- Discovered VNX5300

What should be the next step to collect performance data for the VNX ?

Regards.

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ConorLawlor
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Re: ProSphere - VNX - performance data collection

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Hi,

Prosphere will not discover VNX statistics unless the end-to-end topology is discovered and PDC turned on from a host in the path.


1. Ensure statistics logging is enabled.

  • To determine the status of statistics collections on the CLARiiON arrays, run the following NaviCLI commands:
    navicli -h <IP of SPA or SPB> setstats
    If the output of these commands indicates that Statistics logging is DISABLED, run the following command to enable:

         navicli -h <IP of SPA or SPB> setstats -on

2. Ensure the VNX are successfully Discovered within SMI-S agent by logging into the testsmiprovider and runing the dv command

3. Within ProSphere at least one switch, one host and along with the array must be must be successfully discovered and in the performance path for performance data to be collected.


4. Confirm the VNX Arrays are fully discovered in ProSphere within Discovery > Objects List > Arrays in the UI the status is successfull for "Discovery Status"


5. Confirm that at least one switch and host connected to the VNX which you require statistics are successfully discovered in ProSphere


6. Path Performance Collection (PDC) needs to be enabled on a host connected to the Clariion other wise ProSphere will not collect statistics for any objects. Default collection is every 15 mins.


7. If the "Discovery Status" is Partial or Failed click on the status and within the UI displayed it will provide more information to why its not successfull. It needs to be successfull for data to collect


8. If the "Discovery Status" is successfull goto the Discovery > Objects Lists > hosts> Select a host connected to the Clariion where the Path Performance Collection is enabled in the UI. Select Status to open the Path Performance Collection Results UI. In this view does it show as successfully collecting Performance data statistics for the Clariion. If it shows as failed or pending select the array and a Detailed Message to the reasons its not collecting will appear in the UI


If all the above steps are already done statistics should appear in the graphs soon after the PDC completes. if you still do not see statistics in ProSphere for a Clariion open an SR or chat with support.


Also please note within the Dashboard > Performance view you will not see data for arrays until 3 days of consistent data is collected.


Regards

Conor

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ConorLawlor
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Re: ProSphere - VNX - performance data collection

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Hi,

Prosphere will not discover VNX statistics unless the end-to-end topology is discovered and PDC turned on from a host in the path.


1. Ensure statistics logging is enabled.

  • To determine the status of statistics collections on the CLARiiON arrays, run the following NaviCLI commands:
    navicli -h <IP of SPA or SPB> setstats
    If the output of these commands indicates that Statistics logging is DISABLED, run the following command to enable:

         navicli -h <IP of SPA or SPB> setstats -on

2. Ensure the VNX are successfully Discovered within SMI-S agent by logging into the testsmiprovider and runing the dv command

3. Within ProSphere at least one switch, one host and along with the array must be must be successfully discovered and in the performance path for performance data to be collected.


4. Confirm the VNX Arrays are fully discovered in ProSphere within Discovery > Objects List > Arrays in the UI the status is successfull for "Discovery Status"


5. Confirm that at least one switch and host connected to the VNX which you require statistics are successfully discovered in ProSphere


6. Path Performance Collection (PDC) needs to be enabled on a host connected to the Clariion other wise ProSphere will not collect statistics for any objects. Default collection is every 15 mins.


7. If the "Discovery Status" is Partial or Failed click on the status and within the UI displayed it will provide more information to why its not successfull. It needs to be successfull for data to collect


8. If the "Discovery Status" is successfull goto the Discovery > Objects Lists > hosts> Select a host connected to the Clariion where the Path Performance Collection is enabled in the UI. Select Status to open the Path Performance Collection Results UI. In this view does it show as successfully collecting Performance data statistics for the Clariion. If it shows as failed or pending select the array and a Detailed Message to the reasons its not collecting will appear in the UI


If all the above steps are already done statistics should appear in the graphs soon after the PDC completes. if you still do not see statistics in ProSphere for a Clariion open an SR or chat with support.


Also please note within the Dashboard > Performance view you will not see data for arrays until 3 days of consistent data is collected.


Regards

Conor

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vanrents
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Re: ProSphere - VNX - performance data collection

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Hi Conor,

Thank you for the quick reply.

As we are using cisco UCS, do we have to wait until Proshere version 1.7 ?

Regards.

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ConorLawlor
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Re: ProSphere - VNX - performance data collection

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Hi,

The inforamtion provided within https://community.emc.com/thread/149387 for Cisco UCS environments would still apply to 1.7

ProSphere 1.7 was released yesterday which has added support for NPIV

Regards

Conor

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