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DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i storage Arrays

Monitoring and Management of DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i storage Arrays

OpStor provides monitoring and management of DELL PowerVault MD series storage arrays.

Models Supported

  • DELL PowerVault MD 3000
  • DELL PowerVault MD 3000i

Features Supported

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Raid Controllers
  • Raid Controller Ports
  • Disk Drives
  • Enclosure Component Health details
  • Volumes
  • Volume Groups
  • LUN Mappings
  • Host Groups
  • Raid Status
  • Raid Port status
  • Volume status
  • Volume Group status
  • Disk Drive status
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability
  • Controller statistics
  • Volume statistics
  • Array statistics

Prerequisites for monitoring DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i Storage Arrays

  • OpStor uses command line utility SMcli for monitoring DELL PowerVault MD series arrays.
  • SMcli should be installed in the server where OpStor is installed.
  • Include the directory containing SMcli.exe in the PATH system environment variable by going into My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environmental Variables
  • Restart OpStor server for the latest PATH settings to take effect.
  • Ensure that the OpStor installed server and the Storage system are connected via Fibre Channel.

SMcli commands to check DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i Storage Array Response

OpStor uses command line utility SMcli to fetch DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i Storage Array details

  • Ensure SMcli is set in the system PATH where OpStor is installed
  • Open a command prompt and go to <OpStor Install Dir> and execute the following commands
    SMcli 192.168.1.1 -c "show storagesubsystem profile;"
    SMcli 192.168.1.1 -c "show storagearray profile;"
    where 192.168.1.1 - is the Name of the Storage Subsystem
  • The following response must be got for any one of the above commands with any of the below strings in the command output
    PROFILE FOR STORAGE SUBSYSTEM
    PROFILE FOR STORAGE ARRAY
  • This ensures that device is properly responding for the SMcli commands.

SMcli commands to check Performance monitoring of DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i Storage Arrays

OpStor uses following SMcli commands to fetch performance statistics from DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i Storage Arrays

  • Ensure SMcli is set in the system PATH where OpStor is installed
  • Open a command prompt and go to <OpStor Install Dir> and execute the following commands

SET 1 :

  1. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show allLogicalDrives performanceStats;”
  2. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show allVolumes performanceStats;”
  3. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show storageSubsystem performanceStats;”
  4. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show storageArray performanceStats;
  5. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageSubsystem performanceStats file=\\"fileName.txt\\\”;”
  6. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageArray performanceStats file=\\\"fileName.txt\\”;”
  7. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storagesubsystem performanceStats file=\\\"fileName.txt\\”;”
  8. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageSubsystem performanceStats file=fileName.txt;”
  9. SMcli -e <IP Address 1> <IP Address 2> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageArray performanceStats file=fileName.txt;”

Where <IP Address 1> and <IP Address 2> - are the two storage controller IP Addresses

SET 2 :

  1. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show allLogicalDrives performanceStats;”
  2. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show allVolumes performanceStats;”
  3. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show storageSubsystem performanceStats;”
  4. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; show storageArray performanceStats;
  5. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageSubsystem performanceStats file=\\"fileName.txt\\\”;”
  6. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageArray performanceStats file=\\\"fileName.txt\\”;”
  7. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storagesubsystem performanceStats file=\\\"fileName.txt\\”;”
  8. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageSubsystem performanceStats file=fileName.txt;”
  9. SMcli <IP Address> -c "set session performanceMonitorInterval=60 performanceMonitorIterations=1; save storageArray performanceStats file=fileName.txt;”

where <IP Address> - is the IP Address of any of the storage controller

  • This ensures that device performance statistics are properly responding for the SMcli commands

Steps to add DELL PowerVault MD 3000/3000i Storage Arrays in OpStor

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of DELL MD Storage system
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'LSI'
  • Leave the Username, Password and Comunity as blank
  • If needed, change the Timeout value (default is 5 seconds)
  • Click on Add Device.
  • Repeat the above procedure to add second raid controller, if present.

Note : If the Ping facility is disabled for the device, then please uncheck 'Ping the given IP' field.
Note : In case of non discovery of the device, please follow the troubleshooting tips displayed in the webclient and try re-adding the device.

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