Monitor risks

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Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.0, you can use System Manager to monitor the risks reported by Active IQ Digital Advisor. Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to also acknowledge the risks.

NetApp Active IQ Digital Advisor reports opportunities to reduce risk and improve the performance and efficiency of your storage environment. With System Manager, you can learn about risks reported by Active IQ and receive actionable intelligence that helps you administer storage and achieve higher availability, improved security, and better storage performance.

To receive information about risks from Active IQ, you should first link to your Active IQ account from System Manager.

Steps
  1. In System Manager, click Cluster > Settings.

  2. Under Active IQ Registration, click Register.

  3. Enter your credentials for Active IQ.

  4. After your credentials are authenticated, click Confirm to link Active IQ with System Manager.

View the number of risks

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.0, you can view from the dashboard in System Manager the number of risks reported by Active IQ.

Before you begin

You must establish a connection from System Manager to your Active IQ account. Refer to Link to your Active IQ account.

Steps
  1. In System Manager, click Dashboard.

  2. In the Health section, view the number of reported risks.

    Note You can view more detailed information about each risk by clicking the message showing the number of risks. See View details of risks.

View details of risks

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.0, you can view from System Manager how the risks reported by Active IQ are categorized by impact areas. You can also view detailed information about each reported risk, its potential impact on your system, and corrective actions you can take.

Before you begin

You must establish a connection from System Manager to your Active IQ account. Refer to Link to your Active IQ account.

Steps
  1. Click Events > All Events.

  2. In the Overview section, under Active IQ Suggestions, view the number of risks in each impact area category. The risk categories include:

    • Performance & efficiency

    • Availability & protection

    • Capacity

    • Configuration

    • Security

  3. Click on the Active IQ Suggestions tab to view information about each risk, including the following:

    • Level of impact to your System

    • Category of the risk

    • Nodes that are affected

    • Type of mitigation needed

    • Corrective actions you can take

Acknowledge risks

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to acknowledge any of the open risks.

Steps
  1. In System Manager, display the list of risks by performing the procedure in View details of risks.

  2. Click on the risk name of an open risk that you want to acknowledge.

  3. Enter information into the following fields:

    • Reminder (date)

    • Justification

    • Comments

  4. Click Acknowledge.

    Note After you acknowledge a risk, it takes a few minutes for the change to be reflected in the list of Active IQ suggestions.

Unacknowledge risks

Beginning with ONTAP 9.10.1, you can use System Manager to unacknowledge any risk that was previously acknowledged.

Steps
  1. In System Manager, display the list of risks by performing the procedure in View details of risks.

  2. Click on the risk name of an acknowledged risk that you want to unacknowledge.

  3. Enter information into the following fields:

    • Justification

    • Comments

  4. Click Unacknowledge.

    Note After you unacknowledge a risk, it takes a few minutes for the change to be reflected in the list of Active IQ suggestions.