EMC VNXe data source

The EMC VNXe data source provides inventory support for EMC VNXe unified storage arrays. Insight currently supports iSCSI and NAS protocols.

The VNXe data source is CLI based; you must install the Unisphere for VNXe CLI, (uemcli.exe) onto the acquisition unit where your VNXe data source will live. uemcli.exe uses HTTPS as the transport protocol, so the acquisition unit will need to be able to initiate HTTPS connections to the VNXe. You must have at least a read-only user for use by the data source. The EMC VNXe data source provides NAS and iSCSI support for inventory; fibre channel volumes will be discovered, but Insight will not report on FC mapping, masking, or storage ports.

Terminology

OnCommand Insight acquires the following inventory information from the EMC VNXe 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
Storage Array Storage
Processor Storage Node
Storage Pool Storage Pool
General iSCSI Block info, VMWare VMFS Volume
Shared Folder Internal Volume
CIFS Share, NFS Share, Share from VMWare NFS datastore Share
Replication Remote System Synchronization
iSCSI Node iSCSI Target Node
iSCSI Initiator iSCSI Target Initiator
Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data source.

Configuration

Field Description
VNXe Storage IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the VNXe device
User Name User name for the VNXe device
Password Password for the VNXe device
Full path to the uemcli executable Full path to the uemcli.exe executable

Advanced configuration

Field Description
Inventory Poll Interval (min) Interval between inventory polls (default 40 minutes)
VNXe CLI Port Port used for the VNXe CLI
Inventory External Process Timeout (sec) External process timeout (default 1800 seconds)