Managing Insight

OnCommand Insight monitors your environment, enabling you to research potential problems before a crisis is reported. The Assets Dashboard provides summary pie charts, heat maps for IOPS, and an interactive chart of the top 10 utilized storage pools.


  1. Open the Insight Assets Dashboard and move your cursor over the pie charts to examine the asset distribution in these three charts:
    • Capacity by Vendor shows the total raw capacity for storage by each vendor.
    • Capacity by Tier shows the total useable capacity for each storage tier.
    • Switch Ports pie chart shows the manufacturers of ports and shows the percentage of ports used.
  2. View Facts About Your Environment to see information about your environment's used capacity, the capacity's efficiency, consumed FC resources, and virtual infrastructure statistics.
  3. Position your cursor over a storage pool bar in the Top 10 Utilized Pools chart to view the used and unused capacity of the storage pool.
  4. Click any asset name appearing in large text (which indicates that the asset has issues) in the Storage IOP heat map to display a page summarizing the current state of that asset.
  5. In the lower right corner of the Assets Dashboard, click any asset name appearing in large text (which indicates the asset has issues) in the Virtual Machine IOPS heat map to display a page summarizing the current state of the asset.
  6. On the Insight toolbar, click Admin.
  7. Note any areas showing solid red circles.
    In the OnCommand Insightweb UI, potential problems are marked with a solid red circle.
  8. Click Data Sources to examine a list of all monitored data sources.
    Examine any data source with a Status column containing a message with a solid red circle and with an Impact listed as High or Medium. These are at the top of the table. The problems with those data sources affect a significant portion of your network, which you need to address.
  9. Click Acquisition Units to note the status for each IP address running Insight and to restart an acquisition unit, if necessary
  10. Click Health to see high-level instance monitoring of the Insight servers.