HP EVA Storage data source

For configuration, The EVA Storage (SSSU) data source requires the IP address of the Command View (CV) server and a read-only username and password to the CV software. The user must be defined in the CV software.

Terminology

OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the HP EVA data source. For each asset type acquired by Insight, the most common terminology used for this asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data source, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Insight Term
Disk Disk
Disk Group Disk Group (not modeled)
Storage Cell Storage
Virtual Disk Storage Pool
Virtual Disk Volume
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.

Inventory Requirements

Performance Requirements

The HP StorageWorks Command View EVA software suite must be installed on the OnCommand Insight Server. Alternatively, you can install a Remote Acquisition Unit (RAU) on the EVA server:

  1. Install HP StorageWorks Command View EVA Software Suite on the OnCommand Insight Server, or install a Remote Acquisition Unit on the Command View EVA server.
  2. Locate the evaperf.exe command. For example, c:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\EVA Performance Monitor\
  3. Using the IP of the Command View server, perform these steps:
    1. Run this command where 860 is the default port Evaperf.exe server <Command View Server IP> 860 <username>
    2. Enter the Command View server password at the password prompt.

      This should return a command line prompt and nothing else.

  4. Verify the setup by running evaperf.exe ls.

    You should see a list of arrays or controllers managed by the Command View server. Each line shows a controller on an EVA array.

Configuration

Field Description
CommandView Server IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the EVA Storage Manager
User Name User name for the Command View manager. The name must be defined in Command View.
Password Password used for the Command View manager.
Performance User Name For performance, the user name for the Command View manager. The name must be defined in Command View.
Performance Password For performance, the password used for the Command View manager.

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 40 minutes)
CLI Home Full pathname to the CLI home directory where sssu.exe is located
Inventory Exclude Devices Comma-separated list of device names to include
Performance Poll Interval (sec) Interval between performance polls (default 300 seconds)
Performance CLI Home For Array Performance, full pathname to the CLI home directory where sssu.exe is located. To validate access, run sssu.exe
Command Timeout (sec) evaperf command wait timeout (default 600 seconds)
Performance Exclude Devices Comma-separated list of device names to exclude from collecting performance data