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HPE Nimble data collector

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The HPE Nimble data collector supports inventory and performance data for HPE Nimble storage arrays.

Terminology

Cloud Insights acquires the following inventory information from the HPE Nimble 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

Array

Storage

Disk

Disk

Volume

Volume

Pool

Storage Pool

Initiator

Storage Host Alias

Controller

Storage Node

Fibre Channel Interface

Controller

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

Requirements

You must have the following in order to collect inventory and configuration data from the Nimble storage array:

  • The array must be installed and configured, and reachable from the client through its fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or array management IP address.

  • The array must be running NimbleOS 2.3.x or later.

  • You must have a valid user name and password to the array with at least "Operator" level role. The "Guest" role does not have sufficient access to understand initiator configurations.

  • Port 5392 must be open on the array.

You must have the following in order to collect performance data from the Nimble storage array:

  • The array must be running NimbleOS 4.0.0 or later

  • The array must have volumes configured. The only performance API NimbleOS has is for volumes, and any statistics Cloud Insights reports are derived from the statistics on volumes

Configuration

Field Description

Array Management IP Address

Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or array management IP address.

User Name

User name for the Nimble array

Password

Password for the Nimble array

Advanced configuration

Field

Description

Port

Port used by Nimble REST API. The default is 5392.

Inventory Poll Interval (min)

Interval between inventory polls. The default is 60 minutes.

Note: The default performance poll interval is 300 seconds and can not be changed. This is the only interval supported by Nimble.