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Advanced Monitoring for EMC Celerra, CLARiiON, and Symmetrix VMAX
CA Nimsoft Monitor for EMC gives you the robust monitoring capabilities and in-depth coverage you need to prevent outages, quickly pinpoint system issues, and optimize storage usage. The solution provides the detailed alarms, events, and performance information you need to boost the availability and uptime of your EMC storage environment and streamlines monitoring administration:
- Automatically discovering storage configurations.
- Automatically deploying monitoring.
- Automatically generating reports and views by template.
Insights for Using Your EMC Storage Most Effectively
CA Nimsoft Monitor is a comprehensive solution for managing complex, dynamic, and vital EMC environments—providing the events and alarm capabilities you need to quickly identify and remediate problems as well as extensive performance and usage data that enables you to optimally configure storage for future needs.
Leveraging standard features of the CA Nimsoft Monitor solution, this data can them be used for intuitive reporting and dashboards that enable you to quickly grasp status and trend information and to minimize downtime.
Storage Monitoring—with an IT Business Service Orientation
IT infrastructure has grown in complexity as a result of virtualization, increased computing, and storage density, and the needs of mission critical applications and services. As a result of these changes, single, siloed tool sets are too expensive and too complex to maintain and integrate.
To meet commitments for uptime and SLAs for business critical applications and services you need modular solutions. Solutions that encompass not only complete sets of physical environment elements (including storage, servers, and networks) but also virtual environments, applications, and critical services. CA Nimsoft Monitor provides this context.
- Provides detailed information on events, alerts, and performance from EMC storage platforms:
- Symmetrix VMAX monitoring
Covering such areas as devices, disk groups, director, disks, device pools, ports, and arrays
- CLARiiON monitoring
Including such metric areas as system, storage processor, disks, PSUs, LUNs, MetaLUNs, RAID groups, thin pool, and fast cache.
- Celerra monitoring
Tracking such metrics as data movers, storage system/subsystem, storage volumes, file systems, network, and quality of service.
- Symmetrix VMAX monitoring
- Automatically discovers storage configurations.
- Applies monitoring by template to discovered storage elements.
- As an element of the CA Nimsoft Monitor platform, combines with monitoring of NetApp, Cisco UCS, and physical and virtual storage information—providing a comprehensive view of your organization’s storage environments.
- Offers usage metering for mapping storage usage to customers and stakeholders.
- Leverages the CA Nimsoft Monitor platform to provide correlation and full coverage that enables comprehensive views of business service performance.
EMC Monitoring Capabilities that Deliver Bottom-line Results
- Reduce administrative effort and costs associated with monitoring dynamic EMC storage solutions.
- Optimize utilization of scarce storage resources.
- Prevent downtime and improve SLAs compliance for critical applications that depend on storage availability.
- Show users the value delivered from the storage environment with usage information, trends, and SLA information.
- Streamline storage administration with a single solution for your EMC, NetApp, and local storage environments.
- Track and demonstrate the business value associated with EMC storage.
Technical Details—Supported Versions
- EMC CLARiiON CX4 series
- EMC Celerra NS- G2, NS-480
- EMC Symmetrix VMAX
- Number of Faults, Read Cache Enabled Count, Write Cache Enabled Count
- Blocks Read, Blocks Written, Blocks Read Per Second, Blocks Written Per Second, Percent Busy, Percent Idle, Percent Dirty Cache Pages, Percent Cache Pages Owned, Total Reads, Total Writes, Read Operations Per Second, Write Operations Per Second, Read Cache Enabled, Write Cache Enabled, Statistics Logging, System Fault LED On
- Capacity, Long-term Percent Busy, Long-term Percent Idle, Number of LUNs, Percent Busy, Percent Idle, Percent Rebuilt, User Capacity
- State, Present
- Capacity, Percent Busy, Percent Idle, Percent Rebuilt, Total Hard Errors, Total Soft Errors, Trespassed, Trespasses, Trespasses (Past Hour), Trespasses SPA, Trespasses SPB
- Actual User Capacity, Percent Expanded, Total User Capacity
- Faulted, State, Active, State Number
- Free Capacity, Logical Capacity, LUN Expansion Enabled, Number of LUNs, Percent Free, Raw Capacity
- Number of Hosts, Number of LUNs, Total Capacity
- Available Capacity, Consumed Capacity, Oversubscribed By, Percent Available, Percent Full, Percent Subscribed, Relocating, Relocation Status, Subscribed Capacity, User Capacity
- Mode, Percent Dirty SPA, Percent Dirty SPB, Size, State
- Connect Port, IPAddress, UserName, Password
Data Movers – Server
- Access Control List, Identifier, Member, Product, Slot, Standby, Standbyfor, Status, Type, Uptime, Version
Data Movers—Block Map
- Block map consumer, Block Map Quota, Page in rate, Page out rate, Total Paged in, Total paged out
Data Movers—File Systems
- Available Capacity, Capacity % free, Capacity % used, Mounted on, Total Capacity, Used capacity
- Broadcast address, Device, INet Address, Mac Address, MTU, Netmask Address, Net name, Prefix, Protocol, Status, Type, VLand
Data Mover—System Stats
- Idle CPU %, Memory Free, Threads Blocked, Threads IJZ, Threads Runable
- API Version, Authenticated, Cache Page Size, Captive Storage, DB Sync Time, Failed Over, High Watermark, Identifyer, Is Local, Low Watermark, Model Number, Model Type, Type, Name, Number of devices, Number of disks, Number of Physical Devices, Number of RAID Groups, Number of Storage Groups, Type, Unassigned Cache, Username, Write/Read Cache Mirror
Storage Subsystem—Disk Groups
- Bus, Free Capacity, Free Percent, Hidden, Logical Capacity, Numver of disk Volumes, Number of LUNs, Number of Spindles, RAID Type, Raw Capacity, Spindle Type, Storage Profiles, Used Capacity, Used Percent, Virtual Provisioning
- Bus, Capacity, Disk Group, Enclosure, Hidden, Part Number, Product, Remapped, Revision, Serial, Slot, State, Type, Used Capacity, Vendor
Storage Subsystem—Storage Processors
- Agent Revision, Failed Over, Free memory, Gateway Address, Hidden, IP Address, Microcode Version, Network Name, Number of Disk Volumes, Physical Memory, PROM revision, RAID 3 Memory Size, Read Cache, Serial Number, Signature, Subnet mask,System Buffer, Write Cache
- Access Control List, Client Slices, Client Volume, Disks, Identifier, In use, Name, Percent Used, Size Available, Size Total, Size Used
- Access Control List, Disks, Identifier, In Use, Name, Percentage Used, Size Available, Size Total, Size Used, Volume Set
- Access Control List, client File System, Client Slices, Disks, Identifiers, In Use, Name, Percentage Used, Pool, Size Available, Size Total, Size Used, Volume Set
- Access Control List, Client Slices, Client Volume, Disks, Identifier, In Use, Name, Offset, Percentage Used, Size, Size Available, Size total, Size Used, Slice Of
- Access Control List, Client Filesystem, Client Slices, disks, Identifier, In use, Name, Percentage used, Pool, Size, Size Available, Size total, Size Used, Volume Set
- Access Control List, Auto Extension, De-duplication, Identifier, In Use, Member Of, Pool, Reak Only Servers, Read only VDMS, Read Write Servers, Read Write VDMS, Type, Volume, WORM
File Systems—File System Name
- Calls to error, Messages Received, Messages Sent
- Bad Header Check sums, Fragments created, Fragments Dropped, , Fragments dropped after time, Fragments received, No Routes, Packets Delivered, Packets Forwarded, Packets Fragmented, Packets Not Forwardable, Packets not Fragmentable, Packets Re-assembled, Total Packets Received, Total Packets Sent, With Unknown Protocol
- Connection Requests, Connections Lingered, Data Packets Retransmitted, Packets Received, Packets Sent, Resets
- Bad Ports, Incomplete Headers, Input packets Delivered, Packets Sent
Quality of Service Data—Data Mover
- Block Map Consumed, Block Map Quota, Block Map Paged In Rate, Block Map page Out Rate, Block Map Total Paged In, Block Map total Paged Out, File System Availability Capacity, File System Percentage Free Capacity, File System Percent Used Capacity, File System Total Capacity, File System Used Capacity, System Stats Idle CPU Percent, System Statistics Memory free, System Statistocs Threads Blocked, System Statistics Threads IJZ, System Statistics Threads Runable
Quality of Service Data—ICMP
- ICMP Calls to Error, ICMP Messages received, ICMP Messages Sent
Quality of Service Data—IP
- Bad Header Checksums, Fragments Created, Fragments Dropped, Fragments Dropped After Timeout, Fragments Received, No Routes, Packets Delivered, Packets Forwarded, Packets Fragmented, Packets Not Forwardable, Packets Not Fragmentable, IP Packets Reassembled, Total Packets Received, Total packets Sent,
Quality of Service Data—Storage System
- Cache Page Size, High Water Mark, Low Water Mark, Number of Devices, Number of disks, Number of Physical Disks, Number of RAID Groups, Number of Storage Groups, Unassigned Cache, Disk Group Free Capacity, Disk Group Free Percent, Disk Group Logical Capacity, Disk Group Raw Capacity, Disk Group Used Capacity, Disk Group Used Capacity, Disk Group Used Percent
Quality of Service Data—Storage Processor
- Free memory, Physical memory, RAID 3 Memory Size, Read Cache, System Buffer
Quality of Service Data—Storage System Spindle
- Capacity, Used Capacity
Quality of Service Data—Storage Volume
- Disk percentage used, Disk size available, Disk size Total, Disk size used, Group Percent Used, Group size available, Group size Total, Group size used, Meta percent used, meta size available, Meta size total, Meta size used, slice offset, Slice percent used, Slice size, Slice size available, Slice size total, Slice size used, Stripe size, Stripe size available, Stripe size total, stripe size used
Quality of Service—TCP
- Connection requests, Connections lingered, Data packets retransmitted, Packets received, Packets sent, Resets
Quality of Service—UDP
- Bad ports, Incomplete headers, Input packets delivered, Packets sent
Technical Details—Symmetrix VMAX
- BCV, VDEV, Capacity, Configuration, Enabled, Emulation, Op. Service State, Op. Status, Raid Type, Dir. Status, Service State, Status, WWN, Total Tracks, Free Tracks, Used Tracks, % Used, Read Rate, Write Rate, Read Data Rate, Write Data Rate, Read Hit Ratio, Write Hit Ratio, Seq. Read Ratio. Pending Tracks, Memory Destaged Tracks, Memory PF Tracks, Memory WP Percent, Memory WP Tracks, Backend Read Data Rate, Backend Write Data Rate, Backend Prefetch Tracks Rate, Backend Prefetch Tracks Used, Backend Read Rate, Backend Write Rate
- Actual Capacity, Available Capacity, Capacity, # Disks, % Free, % Used
- # Ports, Op. Status, Status, Type, # Devices, IOPs, Read Rate, Write Rate, Read/Writes, Cache Hit Ratio
- Actual Capacity, Available Capacity, Capacity, Dir. Name, Disk Group, Failed?, Hot Spare?, % Free, % Used, Disk Type, Read Rate, Writes Rate, Read Data Rate, Write Data Rate
- Configuration, Emulation, Free Tracks, # Devices, # Enabled Devices, % Used, % Subscribed, State, Total Tracks, Type, Used Tracks, Enabled Tracks
- Connection Status, Node WWN, Op. Connection Status, Op. Status, Port WWN, Status, IO Rate, Data Rate
- Total Cache Size, Microcode, Model, # Devices, # Disks, # Hot Spares, # Unconfigured Disks, Timezone, Director IOPs Rate, Director Reads Rate, Director Cache Hit Ratio, Director Read/Writes Rate, Director Writes Rate, Disk Read Data Size, Disk Write Data Size, Disk Reads Rate, Disk Write Rate, Device Reads Rate, Device Write Rate, Device Read Data Rate, Device Write Data Rate, Device Read Hit Ratio, Device Write Hit Ratio, Seq. Read Ratio, Device Pending Tracks, Backend Read Data Rate, Backend Write Data Rate, Backend Reads Rate, Backend Writes Rate, Prefetch Tracks Rate, Prefetch Tracks Used Rate, % Used, % Subscribed, Total Tracks, Free Tracks, Used Tracks, Enabled Tracks, Raw Total Capacity, Raw Used Capacity, Raw Free Capacity, % Raw Free Capacity
SaaS and On-Premises Deployment Options
- Complete Service Desk and Monitoring functionality
- No upfront management hardware costs; Accelerated ROI
- Reduced training and management overhead
- SLA based availability
- Access to CA Nimsoft operational expertise
- Control and customize the CA Nimsoft management server; Easily resell
- Control the physical location of data for policy, security or compliance reasons
- Support remote sites with poor Internet performance
“CA Nimsoft has helped us shift from being a reactive environment, where someone notifies us of a problem, to a proactive service, where we are notified of issues that may arise before they happen. Overall, we are very pleased with the simplicity of the CA Nimsoft setup, the extreme ease of use and their great breadth of features.”
– Jeff Letasse
Senior IT Director of Conceptus