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For configuration, the EMC VNX (SSH) data collector requires the IP address of the Control Station and a read-only username and password.


Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the EMC VNX 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:

Field Description



Disk Folder

Disk Group

File system

Internal Volume



Storage Processor

Storage Node

Storage Pool, RAID Group

Storage Pool



Data Mover


File System mounted on a data mover

File Share

CIFS and NFS Exports


Disk Volume

Backend LUN


You need the following to configure the VNX (SSH) data collector:

  • VNX IP address & Credentials to the Celerra Control Station.

  • Read-only username and password.

  • The data collector is able to run NaviCLI/NaviSecCLI commands against the backend array utilizing the DART OS NAS heads


Field Description


IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the VNX Control Station

VNX User Name

User name for the VNX Control Station


Password for the VNX Control Station

Advanced configiration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 40 minutes.

VNX SSH Process Wait Timeout

VNX SSH process timeout (default 600 seconds)

Celerra Command Retry Attempts

Number of Celerra command retry attempts

CLARiiON External Process Timeout for Inventory (sec)

CLARiiON external process timeout for inventory. The default is 1800 seconds.)

Performance Poll Interval (sec).

Interval between performance polls. The default is 300 seconds.

CLARiiON External Process Timeout for Performance (sec).

CLARiiON external process timeout for performance.The default is 1800 seconds.