OpStor

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Multi-Vendor Storage Management

Monitoring HP Enterprise Virtual Array (HP EVA)

OpStor provides monitoring and management of HP EVAs in storage area networks

Models Supported

  • EVA 3000
  • EVA 4000
  • EVA 5000
  • EVA 6000
  • EVA 8000
Features supported
Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Raid Controllers
  • Raid Controller Ports
  • Disk Drives
  • Storage Volume
  • Storage Pool
  • Interconnects Info
  • Disk Drive status
  • Raid Controller status
  • Raid Controller Port status
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability
  • Array statistics
  • Array Controller statistics
  • Host Port statistics
  • Physical Disks
  • Physical Disk Groups
  • Interconnects Info
Prerequisites for monitoring HP EVA Raid

OpStor monitors HP EVA based on the Command View EVA(CV EVA) version installed in your environment i.e.,

Please check the instructions according to your Command View EVA Media Kit version.

A) SSSU Installation Instructions
  • OpStor uses SSSU (Storage System Scripting Utility) available as part of HP StorageWorks Windows Kit for Enterprise Virtual Array installation.
  • This needs to be installed in the server where OpStor is installed and running.
  • Ensure that SSSU.exe (version 4.0) is included in the PATH Environment variable where OpStor is installed.
  • You can check this by executing SSSU.exe in a command prompt which will print the version. Note : In case the current SSSU version is higher (say 5.0), then you need to download
    SSSU.exe (Version 4.0) and include it as part of the Environment PATH variable

    Please follow the steps below,
  • Open the HP software download URL, HP Software Download Page
  • Click on HP StorageWorks Command View EVA V4.0 Media Kit.
  • This will launch a page which lists the supported Operating Systems
  • Choose the operating system corresponding to the server running OpStor (Example: Windows 2003)
  • From this download the SSSU utility for the respective OS

    Steps to add the HP EVA in OpStor (using SSSU) ------------------------------------------------------------------

    • After including SSSU utility in the PATH Environment variable, restart OpStor (shutdown & start). This is required for the Environment PATH settings to take effect.
    • In the OpStor browser client go to Admin tab --> Manage Storage Devices option.
    • In the "IP Address" field enter the Management_Appliance_IP_address (The IP address of the HP Management Appliance that is managing the HP EVA array)
    • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
    • Choose the Vendor as 'HP'
    • Choose the Model as 'EVA(Below 6.0)'
    • Provide the HP Command View EVA administrator account Username and Password
    • Provide the Community String.
    • Click on Add Device.
B) EVA SMI Provider Installation Instructions
  • OpStor uses the HP SMI-S EVA Provider (SNIA standard) to monitor the HP EVA (Command View EVA version 6.0.2 and above)
    The HP SMI-S EVA Provider is integrated with Command View EVA
  • HP SMI-S Support Matrix document available at http://h18006.www1.hp.com/storage/smis-matrix.html
  • Ensure that EVA firmware version is compatible with the installed SMI-S provider.
  • Check the SMI service say like, HP StorageWorks SMI-S CIMServer or HP StorageWorks CIM Object Manager is listed in Windows Services of the Command View EVA Host.
  • Now start the service

    Steps to add the HP EVA in OpStor (using SMI-S)
    ------------------------------------------------------------------

    • Ensure that SMI provider is properly started and is listed in Windows Services Panel
    • In the OpStor client go to Admin Tab -->Manage Storage Devices
    • Provide IP Address of the host in which SMI-S Provider is running
    • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
    • Choose the Vendor as 'HP'
    • Choose the Model as 'EVA(Above 6.0)'
    • In Username field enter the username of EVA Provider administrator account.
    • In the Password field enter the password of EVA Provider administrator account.
    • 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/eva)
    • Change the Timeout if needed.
    • Click on Add Device.

Note : If the Ping option 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.

C) EVA Perf Installation Instructions
  • For Performance monitoring, evaperf utility needs to be installed in the server running OpStor and included environment PATH variable.
  • Ensure that, the evaperf utility installed host and the CommandView EVA running host are connected via Fibre Channel.
  • Ensure that the installed EvaPerf utility is compatible with EVA firmware version.
    EVA EVA Firmware version EvaPerf Version

    EVA 3000/
    EVA 5000

    3.xx

    1.0

    4.xx

    1.2

  • Check that evapdcs (EVA Performance Data Collection Service) is installed along with evaperf execute the command Command : evapdcs -v
  • If it prints "evapdcs is currently installed", you may check its startup status in the Windows Services menu. This service is registered as HP EVA Performance Data Collector.
  • If the status is "disabled", it indicates that it is in an improper state
  • Restart the host server once and then check whether the service is properly registered
  • If the command prints "evapdcs not installed", kindly install evapdcs via the following command
    Command : evapdcs -i -m
  • To register the server running OpStor to the HP Command View EVA server
    Command : evaperf fnh [hostname] [username] [password]
    where,
    hostname - CVE host name
    username - CVE username
    password - CVE password
  • OpStor uses EVA name (known as friendly name in EVA terminology) to issue evaperf commands.
  • For this the EVA name - WWN mapping needs to be registered via
    Command : evaperf fn
  • If the EVA Array is password protected, then EVA password needs to be registered with the respective EVA WWN using
    Command : evaperf spw array_WWN array_Password
  • To check if evaperf is able to fetch peformance data execute the following command from <OpStor Install Dir> directory,
    Command : evaperf all -sz <EVA Name> -csv -nots
    This will print all the EVA performance statistics (for Array, VDisk , Disk etc)

    A sample output looks similar to one below
    ----------------------------------------------------
    CPU %,Data %,Ctlr,Serial,Node
    82,81,A,V8398ADVBP2003,5065-1FD1-5021-8781
    94,99,B,V8398ADVHV200D,5060-1FF1-5031-8582

  • Installation details for evaperf are available in the HP StorageWorks Command View EVA installation guide.
D) Prerequisites for monitoring HP EVA SNMP Traps
  • Steps to add OpStor Server IP as a Trap Recipient.
    • Connect to HP StorageWorks Command View EVA with an administrator account.
    • Click on the initialized HP EVA Storage System on the left side pane.
    • Click on the System options displayed on the right side pane.
    • Select "Configure SNMP/event log notification".
    • Select "Configure SNMP host notification list".
    • Click on Modify host list.
    • In the Host Name box, enter the fully qualified domain name or IP Address of the Server in which OpStor is running.
    • In the Notify Port box, enter 162.
    • Click Save changes.
  • Steps to download the MIB file
    • Click on the initialized HP EVA Storage System on the left side pane.
    • Click on the System options displayed on the right side pane.
    • Select "Configure SNMP/event log notification".
    • Select "Configure events for SNMP/event log notification"
    • Click on Get MIB.
    • Now rename the downloaded MIB as "hpceva.mib" and paste it under <OpStor_Installed_Directory>/mibs directory.
  • Steps to verify whether OpStor Server is configured properly to listen for HP StorageWorks Command View EVA Traps.
    • Click on the initialized HP EVA Storage System on the left side pane.
    • Click on the System options displayed on the right side pane.
    • Select "Configure SNMP/event log notification".
    • Select "Perform remote service test".
    • Click on "Perform remote service test".
    • Now OpStor should have received an INFO Trap for that HP EVA Storage Array.