Cisco MDS 9000 series switches

Monitoring Cisco MDS 9000 series switches

OpStor provides monitoring and management of Cisco MDS switches

Models Supported

  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches
  • Cisco SN 5428-K9 Storage Router

Features Supported

Inventory Details Performance Details Monitors Reort Details
  • Fabric Switch
  • Fabric switch ports
  • Bandwidth Utilization
  • Port Frame Error Rate
  • Port In Drop Rate
  • Port Out Drop Rate
  • Rx Utilization
  • Rx Throughput
  • Tx Utilization
  • Rx Throughput
  • Total Throughput
  • Fabric Switch Status
  • Switch Port status
  • Availability
  • Switch Summary
  • Switch Zoning
  • Switch Port statistics
  • VSAN information
  • Interconnect details
  • Real Time graphs

Prerequisites for monitoring Cisco MDS Switches

  • OpStor by default uses 'public' snmp community for discovery. This community should have read access right.
  • In case your read community is different , please provide the same while adding switch in OpStor.
  • You can check the community names (and their access rights) configured in your MDS switch by issuing the command "show snmp community" via telnet to switch.
  • To set the access rights for a community in your cisco switch , you need to do the following ,
    • Go to config mode , by typing the command config t
    • Set the snmp community by typing the command snmp-server community <community> <rw | ro>
      • For example, to set read-only access right to "public" community you can type ,
        • snmp-server community public ros
  • Register OpStor server IP address as a trap destination for the Cisco Switch.
  • Check if the server running OpStor is registered as a trap destination in the switch by issuing the command
    "show snmp host
    " via telnet to switch.
  • This should have an entry with OpStor server IP and port 162
  • If entry is not available, use snmp-server host <host_address> traps command to specify Trap Recipient.

Note : For more details check Cisco MDS 9000 Family Command Reference Guide.

Steps to add Cisco Fabric Switch in OpStor

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of Cisco MDS Switch
  • Choose Device Type as 'FCSwitch'
  • Choose Vendor as 'Cisco'
  • 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 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.

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