OpStor

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Multi-Vendor Storage Management

Service Pack README

ManageEngine® OpStor is an san area networks management tool that helps you to monitor fault, performance and availability of fabric switches, Storage arrays RAID, Tape libraries, Host servers, VMware servers and Host bus adapters. It renders a holistic view of your san networks through a single web console. It notifies problems in the san network through E-mail, SMS etc. and provides graph and reports that display performance and availability information of san elements.

 

 OpStor 8.5

  •  Product Enhancements
    • Users can manage, unmanage, delete the selected devices in a single click from admin panel.
  • Issues Fixed
    • Issue in calculating Capacity Information for Dell MD 3000i, fixed.
    • Issue in discovering EMC Centera, fixed.
    • Issue in calculating Capacity Information for EMC VNX ,fixed.
    • Issue in displaying Disk Utilization for NetApp, fixed.
    • A Vulnerability in Security Policy which allows a User with "User" privilege to perform actions which can otherwise only be performed by Users with "Admin" privilege is fixed.

 OpStor 8.4

  •  Product Enhancements
    • Performance reports for HP MSA P2000 arrays are included.
    • OpStor now monitors Storage Pool for EMC VNX Block.
    • OpStor now monitors Storage Group for EMC VNX, CLARiiON.
    • Alert generation for HP 3PAR SNMP Traps.
    • OpStor can now process few more SNMP Traps for IBM SVC, Storwize.
  • Issues Fixed
    • Major issue in monitoring IBM TS3100, TS3200 Tape Library, fixed.
    • Minor issue in showing EMC Symmetrix Front End Adapter, Back End Adapter, Port Pages, fixed.
    • Minor issue in calculating Capacity Information for HP 3PAR Storage Arrays, fixed.
    • Minor issue in discovering HP EVA 8100 Disks, fixed (If the EVA is managed by Command View EVA 8.x).
    • Issue in displaying Storage Pool capacity for EMC Clariion is fixed.
    • OpStor startup issue after upgrading from 8100 to 8200 or 8300 is fixed.
    • Issue in displaying Storage volume info for HP EVA P6000 is fixed.

Note:

Customers are requested to delete and readd the following devices after applying the Service Pack.
  • HP MSA P2000 Storage Arrays.

OpStor 8.3

  • New Devices Support

    • EMC Celerra.
    • EMC VNX File.
    • EMC VNX Block.
    • Hitachi HUS Series.
  • Product Enhancements
    • OpStor now monitors EMC VNX, EMC Clariion's Storage Array, Disk Array Enclosures.
    • OpStor now monitors HP 3PAR Cages, Interface Cards.
  • Issues Fixed

    • Major issue in fetching performance statistics for IBM SVC, Storwize, fixed.
    • Minor issue in processing SNMP traps from IBM SVC, Storwize, fixed .

Note:

Customers are requested to delete and readd the following devices after applying the Service Pack.

  • HP 3PAR Storage Arrays.

OpStor 8.2

  • New Features

    • Option to use custom SSL Certificate.
    • Performance Statistics Report for IBM Storwize V7000 Storage Arrays included.
    • Performance Statistics Report for IBM SVC included.
    • Performance Statistics Report for HDS(AMS, USPV, VSP) Storage Systems included.
    • Alert generation for HP EVA SNMP Traps.
    • OpStor now monitors FC Switch Temperature Sensors, Fans.
  • Product Enhancements

    • OpStor now monitors FC Switch Temperature Sensors, Fans.
    • Option to view Performance Statistics Description, Unit.
  • New Devices Support

    • SpectraLogic Tape Libraries Spectra T950, T120.
    • Fujitsu Eternus Storage System 8000, 4000.
  • Issues Fixed

    • Minor issue in displaying the disk count for IBM SVC, fixed.
    • Minor issue in discovering FC Switch Temperature Sensors, fixed.

Note:

Customers are requested to delete and readd the following devices after applying the Service Pack.

    • IBM SVC
    • IBM Storwize Series
    • HDS Storage Systems(AMS, USPV, VSP). 

OpStor 8.1

  • New Features
    • Support for Microsoft SQL Server as backend Database.
    • Comprehensive monitoring support for ESXi-5 Servers.
  • Product Enhancements
    • ESX Server discovery enhanced for hassle-free experience.
    • Option to switch from bundled PostgreSQL to Microsoft SQL Server or MySQL backends.
    • Refreshingly new UI to provide improved user experience.
    • Storage Topological Map now renders the connectivity between ESX Server's FC HBAs to Fibre Channel Switches and Tape Libraries to Fibre Channel Switches.
    • New FC HBA Agents available for VMware ESX Server 4.1 to monitor health and availability of HBA and its ports.
    • At any time, customers can reconfigure the product from scratch with the help of built-in scripts for re-initializing the database.
    • HDS Storage Arrays discovery improved for better scalability.
  • Issues Fixed
    • Issue in discovering HP-UX Servers
    • SSL handshaking issues during discovery of EMC Clariion and EMC Centera arrays.
    • Issue in discovering IBM DS 8000 Storage Array Volumes
    • Capacity Reports section was not listing some specific models of storage arrays in our earlier build(8000). It is Fixed now.
    • Issues with performance statistics reports for IBM DS 3000/4000 series Storage Arrays.
    • Discovery troubles faced by customers with VMware ESX/ESXi Server, NetApp, EMC Clariion, LSI, ThreePAR Storage Arrays.
    • Issue in collecting performance statistics for Qlogic switch.

OpStor 8.0

  • Support for PostgreSQL 9.2.1 as backend Database
  • Seamless integration with IT360

OpStor 7.5

  • New devices supported
    • IBM SVC
    • IBM Storwize V7000
    • HP 3PAR
    • Hitachi VSP
    • Dell PowerVault TL2000/TL4000
    • NetApp Filers using SDK API
  • Support for EqualLogic LUNs included
  • Support for showing controller ports and storage volumes for HP MSA2312 included
  • Support for showing controller ports and storage volumes for HP P2000 included
  • Minor issue in triggering auto discovery process fixed
  • Minor issue in discovering HP-UX hosts, in some cases fixed
  • Minor issue in showing the capacity information of DS4000 series arrays fixed

OpStor 7.4

  • Support for SUN StorageTek StreamLine (SL-Series) TapeLibraries included
    • SL8500
    • SL3000
    • SL500
    • SL48
    • SL24
  • Forecasting / Future Trend Analysis on storage traffic and storage capacity
  • Performance reports for EMC Symmetrix / DMX arrays
  • Optimized the time taken in generating the reports in case of large networks
  • Minor issue in discovering IBM DS6000/DS8000 series arrays fixed
  • Minor issue in exporting reports to different formats using IE Browser fixed
  • Minor issue in discovering NetApp filers in some cases fixed

OpStor 7.3

  • New devices supported
    • Fibrenetix Raid
    • PROMISE VTrak Raid
    • HP MSA P2000 Raid
  • Optimized the time taken in adding/deleting the devices in case of large networks
  • Minor issue in generating the Performance Reports fixed
  • Minor issue in showing the Cisco Port names fixed

OpStor 7.2

  • Support for HTTPS
  • Tomcat upgraded to 6.x
  • Issue in calculating array capacity for HP MSA 2312 fixed

OpStor 7.1

  • Support for IBM TS 3100 / TS3200 tape library included.
  • Support for HP MSA 2000 / MSA 2312 series arrays included
  • Support for IBM DS 6000 / DS 8000 series arrays included.
  • Revamped Home tab to optimize the time taken for loading, in case of huge networks.
  • Area graph view for Performance Comparison Report included.
  • Major issue in collecting performance statistics for SMcli based Storage Arrays fixed
  • Minor issue in updating HP EVA Array capacity fixed
  • Minor issue in creating Threshold rules fixed
  • Minor issue in creating Schedulers fixed
  • Minor issue in updating the Capacity for EqualLogic arrays fixed.

OpStor 7.0

  • Support for EMC Symmetrix Arrays included
  • Support for DELL EqualLogic Arrays included
  • Support for VMware ESXi servers included
  • User defined Threshold Rule Configuration
  • Option to suspend/resume performance polling
  • In-depth selection criteria for generating reports
  • Scheduled Performance Reports
  • Scheduled Summary Reports
  • Scheduled Availability and Capacity reports
  • Support for managing/unmanaging multiple switch ports in one go
  • Ability to export raw performance data into HTML and CSV formats

OpStor 6.2

  • Support for VMware ESX Server 3.5 & above included
  • Support for handling the StorEdge6920 traps included
  • Option to edit device properties post discovery.
  • Issue in showing the inventory pages for EVA, where the EVA name contains any special characters fixed
  • Issue in calculating the port speed for MCDATA Sphereon 4700 switches fixed
  • Issue in automatically deleting the statistics tables fixed
  • Issue in deleting the Action rules, when the action name contains any special character is fixed.
  • Issue in showing dates while generaing the performance reports from the device info page of SwitchPorts fixed.
  • Issue in discovering the IBM DS arrays, in some cases, fixed
  • Issue in showing the Capacity information of IBM DS arrays fixed.

OpStor 6.1

  • New devices Supported
    • ADIC Scalar i500 tape library.
    • IBM System Storage TS3310 (Model: L5B, E9U)
    • DELL ML 6000 Series
  • Zoning Support added for FC-MGMT based switches. e.g., HP, EMC, etc.
  • Timeout issue fixed during statuspoll of all SNMP based devices.
  • Case-Sensitive issue in ZoneMember table fixed.
  • New SMCli output format integrated for IBM FastT series devices.
  • Host performance related issues fixed.
  • 'Export As Excel' option provided to export raw performance data.
  • Minor issue in updating map link information is fixed.

OpStor 6.0

  • Optimized Device Discovery to speeden up the process
    • Discovery process now displays the possible reasons for non-discovery of devices.
  • Includes support for the following new devices
    • Tagmastore NSC 55
    • Lightsand Fabric Switches
    • IBM N-Series storage devices
    • Unistar TeraVault devices
    • BOSCH storage devices
  • Statuspoll enabled for StorEdge 6120 SECluster.
  • Reports can be generated with more deeper intervals.
  • Multiple email IDs can now be configured for Schedule Alarm Actions & Escalate Unattended Alarms actions.
  • Ability to modify the email subject & the time of alarm report generation.
  • Threshold configurations can now be configured from the client.
  • SMCli Performance attributes like performanceMonitorInterval, intervalLength, etc. are now made configurable.
  • "Memory Utilitization" is now being shown for AIX & Linux hosts.
  • "Printer Friendly" & "Export as PDF" options provided for LSI & IBM FastT devices.
  • "Host Group" & "Host" information of IBM FastT & LSI devices are now being shown separately.
  • Issue with raid capacity calculation in HDS RAID fixed.
  • Issue in updating tape drive details in HP tape library status poll fixed.
  • Problem with connected port calculation in FC switches fixed.
  • Issue with HP MSA showing wrong capacity information, in some cases, is fixed.
  • Issue in updating FC Switch port links fixed.

OpStor 5.9

  • New Devices Supported
    • StorEdge 6920 Array
    • Hitachi TagmaStore (SMI)
  • Enhancements made in IBM 3584 tape library to show the total number of slots.
  • Exception in edit action of Schedule Alarm Action fixed.
  • Escalate Unattended Alarms functionality enhanced to support minutes check.
  • Issue in Run Command option of Schedule Alarm Actions is fixed.
  • Minor issues in display name fixed.
  • Code enhanced to use different file names to save the Top N availability pdfs.
  • Enhancements made in IBM FastT array to show the Volume Groups free memory correctly.
  • Code enhanced to show the FastT free capacity correctly.
  • Enhanced Telnet commands for AIX 5.1 and above.
  • Code enhanced to suppress info alarms generated from switches.
  • Minor issue in memory utilization of hosts fixed.
  • Hosts telnet command prompt issue fixed.

OpStor 5.8

  • New Devices Supported
    • HP ESL Tape Libraries
    • HP EML Tape Libraries
  • Option provided to change the display name of fabric switch ports.
  • Basic level thresholding option provided for storage arrays and hosts.
  • Maps issue in linux/unix systems fixed.
  • Issue in processing Raid level of EMC CLARiiON Raid Group fixed.
  • Enhancement in McData Switch zone parsing.
  • Disabled monitoring of unmanaged ports for EMC CLARiiON.
  • Minor enhancement in HP EVA SMI based modelling.
  • Code enhanced to support EVAPerf remote installation via OpStor proxy.
  • Performance polling problem in SMI Provider host Command View EVA host resolved.

OpStor 5.7

  • New Devices Supported
    • HP EVA (Command View EVA Version 6.0 and above)
    • Hitachi Lightning 9900 V series
  • Infortrend Code enhanced to support latest SNMP MIB.
  • HP MSA code enhanced to support HTTP communication.
  • Minor alarms issue addressed
  • LSI array pre-modelling checks enhanced
  • HP EVA discovery checks enhanced
  • NetApp Array capacity display problem fixed
  • Infortrend Raid Partition size display problem resolved

OpStor 5.6

  • Dynamic update of Fabric Switch Links supported

OpStor 5.57

Issues Resolved

  • Fabric Switch port name display issue fixed
  • Alarm generation for LUN renaming case handled
  • Issue in host performance data collection fixed

OpStor 5.56

  • New Device Supported
    • HP StorageWorks MSA 1000,1500
  • Issues Resolved
    • Issues in EMC CLARiiON performance statistics reports fixed
    • Issue in Host interconnect info fixed
    • LSI / IBM / Flexline Raid capacity display problem resolved
    • Infortrend Raid discovery issue fixed when controller name is empty

OpStor 5.54

  • Issues Resolved
    • IBM 3584 / TS3500 tape library modelling issue resolved
    • Problem in LSI Array Performance data collection solved
    • Repeated alarm generation problem for unmanaged LSI array controller ports resolved
    • Included batch script to change OpStor web server port

OpStor 5.5

  • Fibre channel port interconnect reports enhanced
  • Inventory summary reports enhanced for all SAN infrastructure types
  • Storage array capacity performance reports supported
  • Issues Resolved
    • Tuned SMcli parser to handle minor syntax variations for IBM / STK arrays
    • Issue in Brocade Switch Zone info parsing resolved
    • Issue in HP EVA Performance data parsing resolved
    • Issue in EMC Performance reports for SP/Disk/LUN Utilizations resolved
    • HP EVA client pages alignment issue fixed
    • Issue in HP EVA Disk Enclosure status updation fixed
    • Issue in event generation when a storage system is deleted and added again
    • Home page display issue when devices are partially discovered

OpStor 5.4

  • Top N performance & comparison reports for Fabric Switch Ports
  • New devices supported
    • IBM 3584 / TS 3500 Tape Library
  • Dynamic updation of LUNs, Disk drives, Virtual disks, Disk groups & Disk Enclosures (addition, deletion & updation) for HP EVA
  • Alarms generated for HP EVA communication failure/recovery
  • Headers added in PDF generation of Performance Reports
  • Increased Telnet login timeout for discovering Host Servers
  • Launch WebApp added for HP EVAs
  • Issues Resolved
    • Fixed HP EVA discovery issue for Array names with spaces
    • Fixed QLogic SANBox Switch Port Speed & status display issues

OpStor 5.3

  • Colour coded icons reflecting state change alarms for storage array sub-components (DiskDrives, Volumes , RaidGroups ,LUNs etc).
  • Enable/disable performance statistics option added for storage arrays
  • Test mail feature supported for "Configure Mail Server" option.
  • Host/HBA details supported for HP Command View EVA
  • Fabric switch zoning enhanced
  • Export pdf option for performance reports added
  • Logging enhanced
  • Issues Resolved
    • Issue in displaying disk enclosure information in HP EVA arrays
    • Issue in Mail Server configuration
    • Issue in setting Performance Monitoring Interval

OpStor 5.2

  • Performance reports for  HP EVA arrays (via evaperfutil utility)
    • Array Statistics
      • Total Host Req/s,  Total Host MB/s
    • Array Controller Statistics
      • CPU %,  Data %
    • Virtual Disks
      • Read Hit Req/s
      • Read Hit MB/s
      • Read Hit Latency(ms)
      • Read Miss Req/s
      • Read Miss Req/s
      • Read Miss MB/s
      • Write Req/s
      • Write MB/s
      • Write Latency(ms)
      • Flush MB/s
    • Host Port Statistics
      • Read Req/s
      • Read MB/s
      • Read Latency(ms)
      • Write Req/s
      • Write MB/s
      • Write Latency (ms)
      • Av. Queue Depth
    • Physical Disks
      • Drive Queue Depth
      • Drive Latency(ms)
      • Read Req/s
      • Read MB/s
      • Read Latency (ms)
      • Write Req/s
      • Write MB/s
      • Write Latency(ms)
    • Physical Disk Groups
      • Average Drive Queue Depth
      • Average Drive Latency(ms)
      • Average Read Req/s
      • Average Read MB/s
      • Average Read Latency(ms)
      • Average Write Req/s
      • Average Write MB/s
      • Average Write of Latency(ms)
  • Performance reports for  IBM FastT / StorageTek /  LSI Storage arrays
    • Includes reports for  Controllers, Volumes and Array for the following stats  (via SMcli utility),
      • Total IO Count
      • Read Percentage
      • Cache Hit Percentage
      • Current Data Transfer Rate
      • Maximum Data Transfer Rate
      • Current IO Count
      • Maximum IO Count
  • Issues Fixed
    • Issue in FC Switch performance reports when community name is other than default "public".

OpStor 5.1

  • IBM FastT / StorageTek / LSI Storage array feature enhancements
    • Monitoring via CLI interface supported (using SMcli utility)
    • Inventory information enhanced
      • Tray/ Enclosure Component health included
      • Host Group information included
    • Status alerts for Disk Drives, Volumes, Volume Groups
  • EMC Centera Storage System supported
    • Inventory information of physical components ,
      • Centera Cluster
      • Centera Nodes (Access & storage)
      • Centera Internal Switches
    • Logical configuration details
      • CenteraClusterPools
      • CenteraProfiles
    • Monitoring
      • Cluster status
      • Node status
      • Free space of Clusters / Nodes
    • Reports:
      • Availability reports for Cluster
    • SNMP trap based alarms
  • Issues Fixed
    • Issue in displaying Links between NetApp storage array and FC Switch.
    • Issue in discovering partitioned Fabric director switches
    • Issue in zooming performance graphs of EMC CLARiiON array

OpStor 5.0

  • Device performance reports added for
    • EMC CLARiion RAID
    • Hitachi RAID
    • Accordance RAID
    • Infortrend RAID
    • Host servers
  • New devices supported
    • HP Storage Works Enterprise Virtual Array
    • Areca RAID
  • Inventory Summary Reports added for
    • Fabric Switches
    • Storage Arrays
    • Tape Libraries
    • Host Servers
    • HBAs
  • Client look & feel enhancement for Home page
  • Trap Forward feature supported
  • Auto refresh feature integrated for Home, Alarm and Device Inventory pages
  • Custom device add facility in Add Device
  • Replaceable custom tags supported in Schedule Alarm actions

OpStor 4.12

  • Alarms generated for EMC CLARiiON snmp traps
  • Fabric Switch summary report incorporated
  • PDF generation for EMC CLARiiON Raids
  • Limitations
    • Manageengine HBA Agent service may not start in some Windows 2003 servers. The Manageengine HBA Agent application can be used as a workaround  in this case (till fix is available).

OpStor 4.11

  • Dynamic login/update supported in web-client for viewing Zone configuration of McData switches

OpStor 4.1

  • New devices supported
    •  Cisco SN  5428 -K9 Storage Router
  •  FC Switches feature enhancements
    • Dynamic login/update supported in web-client  for viewing Zone configuration of Brocade switches.
  • Miscellaneous feature enhancements
    • Option to run OpStor as a Windows Service
  • Issues Fixed
    • Issue in displaying Links between EMC CLARiiON RAID and FC Switch
    • Issue in displaying EMC  CLARiiON RAID after discovery
    • Alarm e-mail notification issue addressed

OpStor 4.0

  • New devices supported
    • RAIDs
      • EMC CLARiiON
      • Infortrend
      • Hitachi AMS
    • Tape Libraries
      • DELL PV132T / PV136T
      • IBM SLX 4560
      • Qualstar RLS & TLS series
  • FC Switches feature enhancements
    • Zone views for Brocade switches
  • RAIDs feature enhancements
    • LUN, Raid Group, volume, host-mappings information for EMC CLARiiON, Hitachi, StorageTek, and IBM FastT series
  • Host servers feature enhancements (for IBM AIX , Windows)
    • Memory and CPU utilization dashboards
    • Disk I/O statistics
    • Host devices information
  • Multi Language Support
    • Internationalization support - OpStor can be localized to any language now
    • Korean , Japanese , Chinese languages supported by default
  • Miscellaneous feature enhancements
    • Export PDF for all inventory pages
    • WWN reports in map view
  • Issues Fixed
    • Discovery issue in ADIC tape libraries / Hitachi RAIDs
    • Version issues in LSI / StorageTek /IBM FastT RAIDs

OpStor 3.1

  • Additional devices supported

    • Overland Neo series Tape library
    • ADIC Scalar 100 Tape library
    • JNI HBA
  • Feature enhancements
    • Monitoring of User / Group Quota information for NetApp RAIDs
    • Disk Drive inventory information for StorageTek RAID
    • Fabric Switch WWN reports
  • Web client look and feel enhancements for device inventory pages 
    • Easy navigation & better presentation

OpStor 3.0

  • Storage Area Networks Discovery
    • Auto discovery using In-band, Out-of-band, and vendor specific algorithms
    • Discovers storage devices such as RAIDs, tape libraries, tape drives, FC switches, HBAs, and host servers
    • Supports all major storage vendors' devices 
    • End-to-end modeling of device including sub components
    • Supports discovery at runtime through web based GUI
  • Visualization
    • Topological map shows devices and their interconnections. 
    • Link details table shows link name, source, and destination. 
    • Color-coded icons depict device and interconnection status. 
    • Drill-down views - Sub-maps and device property views. 
  • Alarm Management 
    • Captures sensor faults such as power supply, temperature, fan, battery, etc. 
    • Captures Status Change Notifications. 
    • Management functions such as assign owner, annotate, clear, and delete. 
    • Reports alarms to administrators through email or SMS messages based on customizable rules. 
  • Real-Time Graphs 
    • Closely monitor specific port data - live, for brief period, for troubleshooting. 
    • SNMP based, non-intrusive, Fibre Channel port level data collection. 
    • Queries the Fibre Channel statistics and graphs each port on the switch. 
    • Plots graphs with live data. 
    • Auto refresh GUI to show the updates. 
  • Business Reporting 
    • Helps IT team analyze trends, utilization, etc. 
    • At a glance reports on availability and performance trends. 
    • Summary reports on alarms, vendors, trouble tickets, etc. 
    • Reports to identify elements that are over or under utilized. 
  • Asset Management 
    • Up-to-date device inventory. 
    • Administrators can key in details such as device location, vendor details, and technical support info. 
    • Device level problem report filing and maintenance.