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The Hitachi Vantara Command Suite data collector supports the HiCommand Device Manager server. Cloud Insights communicates with the HiCommand Device Manager server using the standard HiCommand API.

Terminology

Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the Hitachi Vantara Command Suite 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

PDEV

Disk

Journal Pool

Disk Group

Storage Array

Storage

Port Controller

Storage Node

Array Group, HDS Pool

Storage Pool

Logical Unit, LDEV

Volume

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

Inventory Requirements

You must have the following in order to collect inventory data:

  • IP address of the HiCommand Device Manager server

  • Read-only user name and password for the HiCommand Device Manager software and peer privileges

  • Port requirements: 2001 (http) or 2443 (https)

  • Log into HiCommand Device Manager software using username and password

  • Verify access to HiCommand Device Manager http://<HDS HiCommand Device Manager IP Address>:2001/service/StorageManager

Performance requirements

The following requirements must be met in order to collect performance data:

  • HDS USP, USP V, and VSP performance

    • Performance Monitor must be licensed.

    • Monitoring switch must be enabled.

    • The Export Tool (Export.exe) must be copied to the Cloud Insights AU.

    • The Export Tool version must match the microcode version of the target array.

  • AMS performance:

    • NetApp strongly recommends creating a dedicated service account on AMS arrays for Cloud Insights to use to retrieve performance data. Storage Navigator only allows a user account one concurrent login to the array. Having Cloud Insights use the same user account as management scripts or HiCommand may result in Cloud Insights, management scripts, or HiCommand being unable to communicate to the array due to the one concurrent user account login limit

    • Performance Monitor must be licensed.

    • The Storage Navigator Modular 2 (SNM2) CLI utility needs to be installed on the Cloud Insights AU.

Configuration

Field Description

HiCommand Server

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the HiCommand Device Manager server

User Name

User name for the HiCommand Device Manager server.

Password

Password used for the HiCommand Device Manager server.

Devices - VSP G1000 (R800), VSP (R700), HUS VM (HM700) and USP storages

Device list for VSP G1000 (R800), VSP (R700), HUS VM (HM700) and USP storages. Each storage requires:

* Array’s IP: IP address of the storage
* User Name: User name for the storage
* Password: Password for the storage
* Folder Containing Export Utility JAR Files

SNM2Devices - WMS/SMS/AMS Storages

Device list for WMS/SMS/AMS storages. Each storage requires:

* Array’s IP: IP address of the storage
* Storage Navigator CLI Path: SNM2 CLI path
* Account Authentication Valid: Select to choose valid account authentication
* User Name: User name for the storage
* Password: Password for the storage

Choose Tuning Manager for Performance

Override other performance options

Tuning Manager Host

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of tuning manager

Tuning Manager Port

Port used for Tuning Manager (Default is 22015)

Tuning Manager Username

User name for Tuning Manager

Tuning Manager Password

Password for Tuning Manager

Note: In HDS USP, USP V, and VSP, any disk can belong to more than one array group.

Advanced configuration

Field

Description

HiCommand Server Port

Port used for the HiCommand Device Manager

HTTPs Enabled

Select to enable HTTPs

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 40.

Choose 'Exclude' or 'Include' to specify a list

Specify whether to include or exclude the array list below when collecting data.

Exclude or Include Devices

Comma-separated list of device ID’s or array names to include or exclude

Query Host Manager

Select to query host manager

HTTP Timeout (sec)

HTTP connection timeout The default is 60.

Performance Polling Interval (sec)

Interval between performance polls. The default is 300.

Export timeout in seconds

Export utility timeout. The default is 300.