Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP data collector

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This data collector acquires inventory and performance data from Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP. This data collector will be made available incrementally throughout the Cloud Insights service regions. Contact your sales person if you do not see the Icon for this collector in your Cloud Insights Environment.

Terminology

Cloud Insights acquires inventory and performance data from the FSx-NetApp data collector. For each asset type acquired, the most common terminology used for the asset is shown. When viewing or troubleshooting this data collector, keep the following terminology in mind:

Vendor/Model Term Cloud Insights Term

Cluster

Storage

LUN

Volume

Volume

Internal Volume

FSx-NetApp Terminology

The following terms apply to objects or references that you might find on FSx-NetApp storage asset landing pages. Many of these terms apply to other data collectors as well.

Storage

  • Model – A comma-delimited list of the unique, discrete model names within this cluster.

  • Vendor – AWS

  • Serial number – The array serial number.

  • IP – generally will be the IP(s) or hostname(s) as configured in the data source.

  • Raw Capacity – base 2 summation of all the physical disks in the system, regardless of their role.

  • Latency – a representation of what the host facing workloads are experiencing, across both reads and writes. Ideally, Cloud Insights is sourcing this value directly, but this is often not the case. In lieu of the array offering this up, Cloud Insights is generally performing an IOPs-weighted calculation derived from the individual internal volumes’ statistics.

  • Throughput – aggregated from internal volumes.
    Management – this may contain a hyperlink for the management interface of the device. Created programmatically by the Cloud Insights data source as part of inventory reporting.

Storage Pool

  • Storage – what storage array this pool lives on. Mandatory.

  • Type – a descriptive value from a list of an enumerated list of possibilities. Most commonly will be “Aggregate” or “RAID Group””.

  • Uses Flash Pool – Yes/No value – does this SATA/SAS based pool have SSDs used for caching acceleration?

  • Redundancy – RAID level or protection scheme. RAID_DP is dual parity, RAID_TP is triple parity.

  • Capacity – the values here are the logical used, usable capacity and the logical total capacity, and the percentage used across these.

  • Over-committed capacity – If by using efficiency technologies you have allocated a sum total of volume or internal volume capacities larger than the logical capacity of the storage pool, the percentage value here will be greater than 0%.

  • Snapshot – snapshot capacities used and total, if your storage pool architecture dedicates part of its capacity to segments areas exclusively for snapshots. ONTAP in MetroCluster configurations are likely to exhibit this, while other ONTAP configurations are less so.

  • Utilization – a percentage value showing the highest disk busy percentage of any disk contributing capacity to this storage pool. Disk utilization does not necessarily have a strong correlation with array performance – utilization may be high due to disk rebuilds, deduplication activities, etc in the absence of host driven workloads. Also, many arrays’ replication implementations may drive disk utilization while not showing as internal volume or volume workload.

  • IOPS – the sum IOPs of all the disks contributing capacity to this storage pool.
    Throughput – the sum throughput of all the disks contributing capacity to this storage pool.

Requirements

The following are requirements to configure and use this data collector:

  • You must have access to an Administrator account configured for read-only API calls.

  • Account details include username and password.

  • Port requirements: 80 or 443

Configuration

Field Description

NetApp Management IP

IP address or fully-qualified domain name of the NetApp cluster

User Name

User name for NetApp cluster

Password

Password for NetApp cluster

Troubleshooting

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

Inventory

Problem: Try this:

Receive 401 HTTP response or 13003 ZAPI error code and ZAPI returns “Insufficient privileges” or “not authorized for this command”

Check username and password, and user privileges/permissions.

ZAPI returns "cluster role is not cluster_mgmt LIF"

AU needs to talk to cluster management IP. Check the IP and change to a different IP if necessary

ZAPI command fails after retry

AU has communication problem with the cluster. Check network, port number, and IP address. User should also try to run a command from command line from the AU machine.

AU failed to connect to ZAPI via HTTP

Check whether ZAPI port accepts plaintext. If AU tries to send plaintext to an SSL socket, the communication fails.

Communication fails with SSLException

AU is attempting to send SSL to a plaintext port on a filer. Check whether the ZAPI port accepts SSL, or use a different port.

Additional Connection errors:

ZAPI response has error code 13001, “database is not open”

ZAPI error code is 60 and response contains “API did not finish on time”

ZAPI response contains “initialize_session() returned NULL environment”

ZAPI error code is 14007 and response contains “Node is not healthy”

Check network, port number, and IP address. User should also try to run a command from command line from the AU machine.

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