Configuring the EMC VNXe data collector Edit on GitHub Request doc changes

The DELL EMC VNXe data collector provides inventory support for VNXe unified storage arrays. Cloud Insights currently supports iSCSI and NAS protocols.

Requirements

  • The VNXe data collector is CLI based; you must install the Unisphere for VNXe CLI, (uemcli.exe) onto the acquisition unit where your VNXe data collector resides.

  • uemcli.exe uses HTTPS as the transport protocol, so the acquisition unit will need to be able to initiate HTTPS connections to the VNXe.

  • You must have at least a read-only user for use by the data collector.

  • HTTPS on Port 443 is required

  • The EMC VNXe data collector provides NAS and iSCSI support for inventory; fibre channel volumes will be discovered, but Cloud Insights does not report on FC mapping, masking, or storage ports.

Terminology

Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the VNXe 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

Disk

Disk

Storage Array

Storage

Processor

Storage Node

Storage Pool

Storage Pool

General iSCSI Block info, VMWare VMFS

Share

Replication Remote System

Synchronization

iSCSI Node

iSCSI Target Node

iSCSI Initiator

iSCSI Target Initiator

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

Configuration

Field Description

VNXe Storage

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the VNXe device

User Name

User name for the VNXe device

Password

Password for the VNXe device

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 40 minutes

CLI Port

Port used for the VNXe CLI

Inventory External Process Timeout (sec)

The default is 1800.

Performance poll interval (sec)

The default is 300.