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Intelligent Monitoring for NetApp Storage
CA Nimsoft Monitor for NetApp Storage is a complete solution to integrated monitoring for the health and performance of NetApp storage solutions. The solution also improves the efficiency of storage usage—providing the information organizations need to pinpoint and quickly remediate outages caused by their storage environment and to prevent outages before they occur.
- Automatically discovering storage configurations.
- Automatically deploying monitoring.
- Automatically generating reports and views by template.
Integrate Storage Monitoring with Monitoring for the Rest of Your IT Infrastructure
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.
Modular solutions are required. Solutions that encompass complete sets of physical environment elements (including storage, servers, and networks), virtual environments, applications, critical services and multiple IT management disciplines. CA Nimsoft Monitor provides this context.
Optimize Storage Environment Configuration and Performance
NetApp administrators have great flexibility in configuring and using storage. To understand the operation of this complex, flexible environment, and to optimize the use of this storage, requires detailed usage and performance information, presented in a way that allows an easy grasp of significant usage patterns.
CA Nimsoft Monitor for NetApp Storage provides not only events, alarms, and the capability to quickly identify and remediate problems—but also the extended performance and usage data that allows administrators to configure the environment for best usage today, and to optimize the configuration for future needs and trends.
- Provides detailed information on events, alerts and performance from NetApp storage devices including:
- Product operation and system usage metrics
- Hardware statistics for Disks, Used Disks, Spare Disks, Unassigned Disks
- Enclosure, Ethernet interface and FCP target information
- Aggregates, Volumes, LUNS and vFilers details
- SnapMirror and SnapVault status and information
- Quotas, and more
- Automatically discovers storage configurations—including clusters, LUNs, volumes, aggregates, vFilers, SnapMirror and SnapVault status and more.
- Applies monitoring by template to discovered storage elements.
- As an element of the CA Nimsoft Monitor platform, can be combined with EMC, UCS, physical and virtual storage information for a complete view of your organization’s storage status.
- Usage metering to map storage usage to customers and stakeholders.
- Leverages the CA Nimsoft Monitor platform to provide correlation and full business service views for the servers, virtual environments, applications and complete business services that rely on the storage environment.
- Reduce administrative effort and costs associated with monitoring dynamic NetApp Storage solutions.
- Optimize utilization of scarce storage resources.
- Prevent downtime and improve SLA compliance for applications that depend on NetApp storage availability.
- Show users the value delivered from the storage environment with usage information, trends and SLA information.
- Streamline storage administration with a single tool for your EMC, NetApp and local storage environments.
- Track and demonstrate the business value associated with NetApp Storage.
NetApp Storage Metrics
- Hostname, Make, Model, System Status, Serial Number, System ID, OnTap Version, Firmware, Location, Contact
Product Information – Licenses
- Cifs Licenced, NFS Licensed, SnapMirror License, SnapVault Primary Licensed, SnapVault Secondary Licensed, SnapVault DR Primary Licensed
- Status, Enabled, Partner Status, Partner Hostname, Partner System ID, Partner Serial Number, Cannot Takeover Cause CF Mode, Interconnect Status, Last Status Update
- CPU Utilisation (%), Memory Utilisation, IOPS, CIFS IOPS, NFS IOPS, ISCSI IOPS, FCP IOPS, Cache Hit Ratio, CP Time, Cache Age
System Statistics – Auto Support
- Status, Status Message, Successfull Sends, Failed Sends
- Over Temperature Alarm, Failed Fan Count, Failed Fan Message, Failed Power Supply Count, Failed Power Supply Message, NVRAM Battery Status
Hardware – Disks
- Disk Count, Disks Assigned to Aggregates, Disks Reconstructing Count, Parity Disks Reconstructing Count, Parity Disks being verified, Number of Disks being Scrubbed, Number of Failed Disks, Number of Spare Disks, Number of Disks being added as spares, Disks Failed Message, Number of Prefailed Disks
Hardware – Disks – Used Disks (raidVTable table
- Disk Name, Disk Status, Port, Disk ID, Disk Size (MB), Disk Write Sized (MB), RPM, Type, Shelf, Bay, Pool, Firmware, Serial Number, Secondary Disk Name, Secondary Disk Port, Plex Name, Plex Number
Hardware – Disks – Spare Disks (spareEntry table)
- Disk Name, Disk Status, Port, Disk ID, Disk Size (MB), RPM, Type, Shelf, Bay, Pool, Firmware, Serial Number, Secondary Disk Name, Secondary Disk Port
Hardware – Disks – Unassigned Disks
- Disk Name, Disk Status, Disk ID, Port, SCSI ID, Disk Size (MB), Disk Port, Secondary Disk Name, Secondary Disk Port, Shelf, Bay, Pool, Serial Number, Disk Model, Firmware, RPM, Type
Hardware – Enclosures (enclTable)
- Index, Status, SCSI Address, Logical ID, Product ID, Serial Number, Number of Disk Bays, Disks Present, Maximum Number of Power Supplies, Power Supplies Present, Power Supply Series Numbers, Number of Power Supplies Failed, Maximum Number of FANs, Fans Present, Number of Fans Failed, Maximum Number of Temperature Sensors, Temperature Sensors Present, Current Temperature, Maximum Number of Modules, Number of Module Present, Module Serial Numbers, Number of Modules Failed
Hardware – Ethernet Interfaces
- Index, Name, Type, MTU Size, Speed, MAC Address, Administration Status, Operational Status, Last Change Date Time, Interface In Octets, Interface In Unicast Packets, Interface In Multicast Packets, Interface In Discards, Interface In Errors, Interface Out Octets, Interface Out Unicast Packets, Interface Out Multicast Packets, Interface Out, Discards, Interface Out Errors, Interface Output Queue Length
Hardware – IP Addresses
- Interface Address, Interface Index, Interface Subnet Mask
Hardware – FCP Target (fcpTargetTable)
- Target Name, Target World Wide Node Name, Target World Wide Port Name, Target Speed, Target Status, Target Standby, Target Topology, Target Type
- Enabled, Login Enabled, HostName, Alternate NetBIOS Names, Domain Member, Domain Name, Workgroup Name, Domain Controller Name, Wins Enabled, Wins Server List, Cifs Security Model, Number of Cifs Sessions, Number of Open Files & Directories, Number of Open Directories
Protocols NFS – NFS V3 Calls
- Nulls, Getattrs, Setattrs, Lookups, Accesss, Readlinks, Reads, Writes, Creates, Mkdirs, Symlinks, Mknods, Removes, Rmdirs, Renames, Links, Readdirs, ReaddirPluss, Fsstats, Fsinfos, Pathconfs, Commits
- Volume Name, Total Size (Kbytes), Total Space Used (Kbytes), Total Space Available (Kbytes), % of Space Used, Inodes Used, Inodes Free, % of Inodes Used, Maximum Files Avilable, Maximum Files Used, Maximum Files Possible, % of Files Used, Owning Host, State, Status, Aggregate Options, Volumes, Aggregate Type, Raid Type
- Volume Name, Total Size (Kbytes), Total Space Used (Kbytes), Total Space Available (Kbytes), % of Space Used, Inodes Used, Inodes Free, % of Inodes Used, Maximum Files Avilable, Maximum Files Used, Maximum Files Possible, % of Files Used, Volume Status, Volume Mirror Status, File System Type, Volume State, Volume Options, Containing Aggregate, Volume Type, Volume is Clone, Cloned Volume, Clone Source Snapshot
- vfiler Index, vFiler Name, vFiler UUID, vFiler IP Address, vFiler Storage Paths, vFiler IPSpace, Number of Allowed Protocols, Number of Disallowed Protocols, vFiler State, vFiler Protocol List
SnapMirror – SnapMirror Summary
- SnapMirror Active, Active Restore Count, Schedule Restore Count, Number of Backups, Number of Backup Successes, Number of Restore Successes, Number of Backup Aborts, Number of Restore Restart Aborts, Number of Restore Wait Aborts, Total Written Bytes, Total Read Bytes, Number of Active Destinations, Number of Active Sources, Total Destination Successes, Total Source Successes, Total Source Failures, Total Destination Failures, Total Destination Deferments
SnapMirror – SnapMirror Relationships
- Index, SnapMirror Source, SnapMirror Destination, SnapMirror Status, SnapMirror State, SnapMirror Lag, Total Successes, Restart Successes, Total Failures, Total Deferments, Total Transmitted (MB), Total Transmission Time (Seconds), Throttle Value, SnapMirror Timestamp, Last Transmit Type, Last Transmit Size (MB), Last Transmit Time (Seconds), SnapMirror Schedule, SnapMirror Schedule Description, SnapMirror Arguments, SnapMirror Sync to Async
SnapVault – SnapVault Summary
- SnapVault Active, Number of Active Destinations, Number of Active Sources, Total Primary Successess, Total Secondary Successess, Total Primary Failures, Total Secondary Successess, Total Secondary Deferments
SnapVault – SnapVault Relationships
- SnapVault Source, SnapVault Destination, SnapVault Status, SnapVault State, SnapVault Lag, Total Successes, Restart Successes, Total Failures, Total Deferments, Total Transmitted (MB), Total Transmission Time (Seconds), Throttle Value, Source Snapshot Time, Base SnapShot Name, Last Transmit Type, Last Transmit Size (MB), Last Transmit Time (Seconds)
SnapVault – SnapVault Host Table
- Host Name, Host Type, Total Successes, Total Failures, Total Deferments
- NDMP Enabled, Session Opened, Active Backups, Active Restores, Actives Tapes, Backup Successess, Restore Successess, Backup Failures, Restore Failures, Backup Failure Reason, Restore Failure Reason
Qtree – Qtree Table
- Qtree Index, Qtree Volume, Qtree Volume Name, Qtree ID, Qtree Name, Qtree Style, Qtree Status, Qtree OpLocks
Quotas- Quota Table
- Quota Index, Quota Type, Quota ID, Kbytes Used (Need to combine high and Low), Quota Unlimited, Kbytes Limit (need to combine hig and low), Files Used, Files Quota Unlimited, File Limit, Path, Volume, Qtree, Type, SID, Threshold Unlimited, Kbytes Threshold (need to combine high and low), Soft Quota Unlimited, Kbytes Soft Limit (need to combine high and low), File Quota Unlimited, Soft File Limit, Kbytes Used, KBytes Limit, Kbytes Threshold, Bytes Soft Limit
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