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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.

Terminology

Cloud Insightst 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

Cluster

Storage

Tenant

Storage Pool

Bucket

Internal Volume

Disk

Disk

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

Requirements

  • An IP address of the ECS Management Console

  • Administrative level domain account for the VPLEX server

  • Port 443 (HTTPS). Requires outbound connectivity to TCP port 443 on the VPLEX management station.

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

  • For performance, port 22 is required.

Configuration

Field Description

ECS Host

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the VPLEX Management Console

ECS Host Port

Port used for communication with ECS Host

ECS Vendor ID

Vendor ID for ECS

Password

Password used for ECS

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

The default is 360 minutes.

Troubleshooting

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