How to configure the SMIs collection for the Dell Compellent arrays? Configure vFoglight Storage to collect from Dell Compellent with the Dell SMIs connector.
This solution works for Storage version 2.x and lower. If you are using storage 3.x and higher please use Solution 121232.
Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager 6.2 or higher is required. JRE 1.6 and .NET 3.5.1 are prerequisites for the software. Please refer to the Dell Compellent install instruction for a complete install guide. Consult your security department to be sure this software and installation meets your security guidelines.
You must provide the following information:
1) IP address of SPA and SPB of the Compellent to be managed.
2) Username and password for the Compellent that is of administrator-level privilege.
Dell offers the Compellent Enterprise Manager for adding Dell Compellents to the SMI-S Provider. The Enterprise Manager contains everything needed to collect from the Compellent.
1) Install the Dell Compellent Enterprise manager.
This is licensed software and needs to be acquired from Dell.
a) Install the Software (this is purchased from Dell).
1) Select the appropriate Data Source Type.
(in the Data Collector Services Information section).
2) Enable the SMIS options.
3) Create an Administrative User.
b) On the Users Tab, create a new user with Administrative permissions. (optional)
c) On the General Information Tab, go to the web site and download the Client Installer.
d) Install the Dell Compellent Agent Manager.
2) Add Volumes to the Client Manager
a) Launch the Agent manager
b) Click Add Storage Center and add the Storage Centers to monitor. This requires the credentials for the Dell Compellents.
3) Connect the credentials to allow SMIS to have access.
a) On the server with the Compellent Manager Installed go to:
start | All Programs | Dell Compellent | Enterprise Manager | Launch SMIS User Configuration Script via Power Shell
This application will connect the users in Enterprise Manager to the SMIS login.
b) Set power Shell execution policy (if necessary)
c) Configure the SMIS settings for credentials and an SSL certificate.
1) Type r (Run Once)
2) Type u (Manage Users)
3) Type a (Add User)
4) Select the user you want to connect with. This is the user that will be entered in vFoglight for collections.
5) Type x to exit this menu
6) Type c (Manage Certificates)
7) Type a (Add default server SSL certificate to SMI-S trust store)
8) Type x to exit the application
4) Configure vFoglight for collections
a) In vFoglight, navigate to the Homes | Storage Environment dashboard. Select the Administration Tab.
b) The Master Agent should already be installed and will be shown at the bottom of the screen in the StorageAgentMaster Monitor Agents section. If it is not installed, please refer to the solution to install this.
c) Click Add
d) Select the FglAM you want to install this agent on. The FglAM should have a master agent on it, or the master agent will be installed at this time.
e) Choose the Storage Array radial, and select the Dell Compellent.
f) Enter the IP address. It needs to be an actual IP address, not a DNS name.
The Name filed is a friendly name for this agent.
g) Apply or add the proper credentials. Click to release the Lockbox to the Client.
h) Select the Arrays you want to monitor.
I) Click Next on the Agent Configuration Summary page.
J) You will be returned to the main agent page and should see 3 green checks. Please click on refresh if all boxes are not checked.
Click on the Edit column to see the agent properties. On the status tab you will see the last collection results. Be sure you have current timestamps in all three collections and the have green checks.
vFoglight Storage version 2.0
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