EMC Centera Storage System using OpStor

Monitoring EMC Centera Storage System using OpStor

OpStor provides monitoring and management of EMC Centera Storage Systems.

Features Supported

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Centera Clusters
  • Centera Nodes (Access & storage)
  • Centera Internal Switches
  • CenteraClusterPools
  • CenteraProfiles
  • Centera HeartBeat
  • Cluster status
  • Node status
  • Free space of Clusters / Nodes
  • Availability reports for Cluster

Prerequisites for Monitoring EMC Centera

  • OpStor uses CLI interface to monitor EMC Centera
  • Ensure that Centera CLI software is installed in the server in which OpStor is installed (default location is C:\Program Files\EMC\Centera\4_1).
  • Copy the following jars to <Opstor Install Dir\classes> directory .
    • C:\Program Files\EMC\Centera\4_1\SystemOperator\lib\CenteraViewer.jar
    • C:\Program Files\EMC\Centera\4_1\SystemOperator\lib\FieldExt.jar
  • Ensure that OpStor is restarted (shutdown & started) after copying those jar files.

Steps to add the EMC Centera in OpStor

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of Centera array
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'EMC'
  • Choose the Model as 'Centera'
  • Provide the administrator Username and Password
  • If needed, change the Timeout value (default is 5 seconds)
  • Click on Add Device

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.

Prerequisites for Monitoring EMC Centera SNMP Traps

  • Steps to add OpStor Server IP as a Trap Recipient. 
    • Connect to Centera CLI (Default Location is C:\Program Files\EMC\Centera\4_1\GlobalServices\bin).
    • Execute Centera CLI.exe and type  set snmp <host_name:port >, where host_name is the server in which OpStor is installed.
  • Steps to verify whether OpStor Server is configured properly to listen for EMC Centera Traps.
    • show snmp
      • Sample Output

        SNMP Enabled : Enabled
        Management Station : :162
        Community Name :public
        Heartbeat Trap Interval:1 minute

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