Configuring the EMC ECS data collector

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This data collector acquires inventory and performance data from EMC ECS storage systems. For configuration, the data collector requires an IP address of the ECS server and an administrative level domain account.

Note Dell EMC ECS is metered at a different Raw TB to Managed Unit rate. Every 40 TB of unformatted ECS capacity is charged as 1 Managed Unit (MU).


Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the ECS data collector. For each asset type acquired, the most common terminology used for this asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data collector, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Cloud Insights Term




Storage Pool


Internal Volume



Note: These are common terminology mappings only and might not represent every case for this data collector.


  • An IP address of the ECS Management Console

  • Administrative level domain account for the ECS system

  • Port 443 (HTTPS). Requires outbound connectivity to TCP port 443 on the ECS system.

  • For performance, read-only username and password for ssh/scp access.

  • For performance, port 22 is required.


Field Description

ECS Host

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the ECS system

ECS Host Port

Port used for communication with ECS Host

ECS Vendor ID

Vendor ID for ECS


Password used for ECS

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

The default is 360 minutes.


Additional information may be found from the Support page or in the Data Collector Support Matrix.