Dell EMC PowerStore data collector

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The EMC PowerStore data collector gathers inventory information from EMC PowerStore storage. For configuration, the data collector requires the IP address of the storage processors and a read-only user name and password.

The EMC PowerStore data collector gathers the volume-to-volume replication relationships that PowerStore coordinates across other storage arrays. Cloud Insights shows a storage array for each PowerStore cluster, and collects inventory data for nodes and storage ports on that cluster. No storage pool or volume data is collected.

Terminology

Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from this data collector. For each asset type acquired by Cloud Insights, 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

host

host

host_volume_mapping

host_volume_mapping

hardware (it has Drives under "extra_details" object): Drives

Disk

Appliance

StoragePool

Cluster

Storage Array

Node

StorageNode

fc_port

Port

volume

Volume

InternalVolume

file_system

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

Requirements

The following information is required to configure this data collector:

  • IP address or fully-qualified domain name of storage processor

  • Read-only user name and password

Configuration

Field Description

PowerStore gateway(s)

IP addresses or fully-qualified domain names of PowerStore storage

User Name

User name for PowerStore

Password

Password used for PowerStore

Advanced configuration

Field Description

HTTPS Port

Default is 443

Inventory Poll Interval (minutes)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 60 minutes.

Cloud Insight’s PowerStore performance collection makes use of PowerStore’s 5-minute granularity source data. As such, Cloud Insights polls for that data every five minutes, and this is not configurable.

Troubleshooting

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