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Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance data collector

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Cloud Insights uses the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance data collector to gather inventory and performance data.


Cloud Insights acquires inventory information with the Oracle ZFS 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 (SSD)





Storage Node




Volume Map


Volume Mask


Internal Volume

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


  • Host names for the ZFS Controller-1 and the ZFS Controller-2

  • Administrator user name and password

  • Port requirement: 215 HTTP/HTTPS

Required Performance metrics

Oracle ZFS appliances give storage administators large amounts of flexibility to capture performance statistics. Cloud Insights expects you to have each controller in a high availability pair configured to capture the following metrics:

  • smb2.ops[share]

  • nfs3.ops[share]

  • nfs4.ops[share]

  • nfs4-1.ops[share]

Failure to have the controller capture any or all of these will likely result in Cloud Insights not having, or underreporting, the workload on the "Internal Volumes".


Field Description

ZFS Controller-1 Hostname

Host name for storage controller 1

ZFS Controller-2 Hostname

Host name for storage controller 2

User name

User name for the storage system administrator user account


Password for the administrator user account

Advanced configuration

Field Description

Connection Type

HTTPS or HTTP, also displays the default port

Override Connection Port

If blank, use the default port in the Connection Type field, otherwise enter the connection port to use

Inventory poll interval

The default is 60 seconds

Performance Poll Interval (sec)

The default is 300.


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


Problem: Try this:

"Invalid login credentials"

validate Zfs user account and password

"Configuration error" with error message “REST Service is disabled”

Verify REST service is enabled on this device.

"Configuration error " with error message “User unauthorized for command”

Likely due to certain roles (for example, 'advanced_analytics') are not included for the configured user <userName>.
Possible Solution:
* Correct the Analytics (statistic) scope for the user ${user} with the read only role:
- From the Configuration → Users screen, put your mouse over the role and double click to allow editing
- Select "Analytics" from the Scope drop down menu. A list of the possible properties appears.
- Click the top most check box and it will select all three properties.
- Click the Add button on the right side.
- Click the Apply button at the top right of the pop-up window. The pop-up window will close.

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