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IBM N series Storage Systems

Monitoring IBM N series Storage Systems

OpStor provides monitoring and management of IBM Storage N series System

Models Supported

  • N3300
  • N3600
  • N3700
  • N5200
  • N5300
  • N5500
  • N5600
  • N7700
  • N7900

 For monitoring IBM N-Series, OpStor uses two methods

  1. Monitoring via SNMP
  2. Monitoring via SDK API

Monitoring via SNMP

Features Supported 

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Raid details
  • Fibre channel ports
  • Quota Information
  • CPU utilization
  • Cluster details
  • Volume usage details
  • Fan
  • Battery
  • Power Supply
  • Sensors
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability
  • Array performance reports
  • Interconnect details

Prerequisites for monitoring IBM N-series RAID in OpStor

  • Ensure SNMP agent is running.
  • Register OpStor server IP address as trap destination

Steps to add IBM N-Series RAID in OpStor

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of IBM RAID
  • Choose Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose Vendor as 'NetApp'
  • 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 SDK API:

Features supported (when monitored through SDK API)

Inventory Details Logical Details Monitors Report Details
  • Raid details
  • Disk Drives
  • Aggregate
  • Volumes
  • LUN
  • Qtree
  • Quota Info
  • Array Status
  • Drive status
  • Volume status
  • Components Status
  • Capacity Summary
  • Availability
  • Performance

Prerequisites for monitoring IBM N-series using SDK API

  • OpStor uses SDK API to monitor the IBM N-series
  • Ensure that the API is installed on the Filer

Steps to add IBM N-series into OpStor(through SDK API)

  • Navigate to Admin Tab --> Manage Storage Devices link in OpStor client
  • Provide IP Address of NetApp Filer
  • Choose the Device Type as 'RAID'
  • Choose the Vendor as 'NetApp'
  • Choose the Model as 'SDKAPI Supported'
  • In Username field enter the SDK API username
  • In the Password field enter the SDK API password
  • 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.

 

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