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Monitoring of Hitachi Lightning

Monitoring of Hitachi Lightning series storage systems in OpStor

OpStor provides monitoring and management of Hitachi Lightning series storage systems

Models Supported

  • Hitachi Lightning 9980V
  • Hitachi Lightning 9970V
  • Hitachi Lightning 9900V

For monitoring the HDS arrays, OpStor uses two methods.

  1. Monitoring via SNMP
  2. Monitoring via SMI-S Provider

Monitoring via SNMP :

Features supported (when monitored through SNMP)

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Disk Controllers
  • Disk Units
  • Array Control Processors
  • Port Details
  • Channel Host interface Processors
  • LUNs
  • Cache Details
  • LUN Host Mappings
  • Logical Device details
  • Disk Controller Status
  • Disk Unit status
  • Port status
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability
  • Interconnect Details

Prerequisites for monitoring Hitachi Lightning series (through SNMP)

  • Ensure that SNMP agent is running in the corresponding Hitachi Lightning device
  • Register OpStor server IP address as trap destination

Steps to add Hitachi Lightning series in OpStor (through SNMP)

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of Hitachi Raid
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'Hitachi'
  • Choose the Model as Lightning'
  • Provide SNMP Port and Community string (default is 161 and public)
  • 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.

Monitoring via SMI-S Provider :

Features supported (when monitored through SMI-S)

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Array Controllers
  • Array Controller Ports
  • Disk Drives
  • Components
  • Array Groups
  • Storage Pools
  • Storage Volumes
  • LDEV Info
  • Array Status
  • Controller Status
  • Controller Port Status
  • Drive status
  • Storage Pools status
  • Storage Volumes status
  • LDEV Status
  • Components Status
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability

Prerequisites for monitoring Hitachi Lightning series (through SMI-S)

  • OpStor uses Hitachi SMI Provider to monitor the Hitachi Array
  • This Provider can be installed on any server that is reachable from the server where OpStor is installed.

Steps to add Hitachi Lightning series in OpStor (through SMI-S)

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of server where SMI-S Provider is running
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'Hitachi'
  • Choose the Model as 'SMI-S'
  • In Username field enter the SMI-S Provider username
  • In the Password field enter the SMI-S Provider password
  • Provide the Port number at which the CIM Agent is running(5989 or 5988)
  • Choose whether the SSL should be Enabled(https) or Disabled(http)
  • Provide the name space (by default root/hitachi/dm55). This namespace has to be modified depending on the version of HiCommand Device Manager. For example, if the version of HiCommand Device Manager installed is 5.8, then you need to change "dm55" to "dm58".
  • Change the Timeout, if needed
  • 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.

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