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

This data collector acquires inventory and performance data from EMC VPLEX storage systems. For configuration, the data collector requires an IP address of the VPLEX server and an administrative level domain account.


Cloud Insightst acquires the following inventory information from the VPLEX 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




Storage Node

Device, System Extent

Backend Storage Pool

Virtual Volume


Front-End Port, Back-End Port


Distributed Device

Storage Synchronization

Storage View

Volume Map, Volume Mask

Storage Volume

Backend LUN


Backend Path

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


  • An IP address of the VPLEX 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.


Field Description

IP address of VPLEX Management Console

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

User Name

User name for VPLEX CLI


Password used for VPLEX CLI

Performance Remote IP Address

Performance Remote IP address of the VPLEX Management Console

Performance Remote User Name

Performance Remote user name of VPLEX Management Console

Performance Remote Password

Performance Remote Password of VPLEX Management Console

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Communication Port

Port used for VPLEX CLI. The default is 443.

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

The default is 20 minutes.

Connection timeout (sec)

The default is 60 seconds.

Number of connection retries

The default is 3.

Performance Poll Interval (sec)

Interval between performance polls. The default is 600 seconds.

Performance SSH Process Wait Timeout (sec).

SSH process timeout. The default is 600 seconds.

SSH Banner Wait Timeout (sec).

The default is 20 seconds.

Number of Retries

The default is 2.