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DELL EMC VNX File (formerly Celerra Unified Storage System) data collector

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This data collector acquires inventory information from the VNX File Storage System. For configuration, this data collector requires the IP address of the storage processors and a read-only user name and password.


Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the VNX File 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

Celerra Network Server/Celerra Storage Pool

Storage Pool

File System

Internal Volume

Data Mover


File System mounted on a data mover

File Share

CIFS and NFS Exports


Disk Volume

Backend LUN

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


You need the following to configure this data collector:

  • The IP address of the storage processor

  • Read-only user name and password

  • SSH port 22


Field Description

VNX File IP Address

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the VNX File device

User Name

Name used to log in to the VNX File device


Password used to log in to the VNX File device

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (minutes)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 20 minutes.


Some things to try if you encounter problems with this data collector:


Problem: Try this:

Error: Unable to proceed while DART update in progress

Possible solution: Pause the data collector and wait for the DART upgrade to complete before attempting another acquisition request.

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