Multi-Vendor Storage Management

Monitoring EMC VNX (Block) Storage Systems

OpStor provides monitoring and management of EMC VNX (Block) RAID Storage Systems


All EMC VNX Block Storage Arrays are supported.

  • VNX Series
    • VNX5100
    • VNX5300
    • VNX5500
    • VNX5700
    • VNX7500


Features supported
Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Storage Processors
  • SP Ports
  • Disk Drives
  • LUNs
  • Raid Groups
  • Host-Port Mappings
  • Storage Groups
  • Disk Array Enclosures
  • Storage Processor Enclosures
  • SP Status
  • SP Port status
  • Disk Drive status
  • LUN status
  • Raid Group status
  • Disk Array Enclosure Status
  • Storage Processor Enclosure Status
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability for SP / SP Ports
  • SP statistics
  • LUN statistics
  • Disk statistics
  • Interconnect details


Prerequisites for monitoring EMC VNX(Block)

OpStor uses command line utility (NaviCLI.exe/NaviSecCLI.exe) available as part of NaviSphere suite of EMC VNX(Block)

  • NaviCLI/NaviSecCLI should be installed in the server in which OpStor is installed.
  • Include the directory containing NaviCLI.exe/NaviSecCLI.exe in the PATH system environment variable. (This is normally C:\Program Files\EMC\Navisphere CLI\ ) by going into My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Environmental Variables
  • Ensure that OpStor is restarted (shutdown & started) after including NaviCLI/NaviSecCLI in the path. This is required for the latest path changes to take effect for OpStor
  • Now open a command prompt to execute the navicli command to check for the proper response from EMC VNX(Block)
    • Command : navicli -h <array name> getall (for systems with NaviCLI installed)
    • Command : naviseccli -h <array name> -scope 0 -user <storage system username> -password <storage system password> getall (for systems with NaviSecCLI installed)
  • Ensure that, OpStor installed host and the Storage system has a Fibre Channel Connectivity.
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Steps to add EMC VNX(BLock) in OpStor
  • In the OpStor client go to Admin Tab --> 'Discovery' Tab
  • Provide IP Address of EMC VNX Storage Processor
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'EMC'
  • Choose the Model as 'VNX-BLOCK'
  • Change the Timeout if needed.
  • Click on Add Device
  • Repeat the above procedure to add the second array IP in case of dual Storage Processors.

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.